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This forms part of the amendment of the National Road Traffic Act - created in 1996 - now Amended May 2009

Prohibition of advertising on public roads

(290) (1)  No person shall display or allow to be displayed any advertising material on or attached to a road traffic sign, except -

(a) that a single advertisement may be displayed on each side of a street name sign GL 1 or a suburb name sign GL2 in combination with such signs; or

(b) where the manufacturer of such sign displays his or her name at the back of that sign; or
(c) in the circumstances referred to in section 57(6) of the act: Provided that it shall be displayed substantially in conformity with the Southern African Development Community Road Traffic Signs Manual.
(2) No Person shall use or portray a road traffic sign in an advertisement where such advertisement is visible for a road user while traveling on a public road.
(3) No Person may;

(a) operate on a public road a motor vehicle on which is appears or is displayed any electronic device or lights emitting advertisement; or
(b) display on a stationary motor vehicle any electronic device or lights emitting advertisement visible from a public road or land adjacent to such public road, or cause it to be so displayed:

Provided that the provision of subregulation 3 shall not apply to lamp illuminating notice, or identification lamps as referred to in regulation 173 and taxi tops bearing an advertisement or information on top of metered taxis operating in terms of an operating licence issued in accordance with the provisions of the NLTTA

(4) No person shall display or cause to be displayed and directional sign displaying or depicting the sale of liquor products visible on a public road, or permit it to be so displayed.


Prohibition on speed detectors, jammers and similar devices

No person may operate on a public road a motor vehicle in which is fitted or affixed to such motor vehicle any device that interferes or detect the use of a speed monitoring or measuring device;


(2) No Person may have in his or her possession whilst traveling in a motor vehicle a device that interferes or detects the use of a speed monitoring or measuring device.


Regulation 305 - subregulation 7 has been amended as follows:

No person other than the disabled person shall park a motor vehicle on a parking bay reserved for disabled persons..



Regulation 308B - after regulation 308A has been amended as follows:

Prohibition on use of television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles

308B       (1) No person may operate on a public road a motor vehicle that has a television receiver or visual display unit in or on the vehicle operated while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked, if any part or portion of the image on the screen:

(a) is visible to the driver from the normal driving position; or
(b) is likely to distract the driver or other road users;

(2) The provisions of subregulation (1) do not apply to the driver if:

(a) driving a bus and the visual display unit is, or displays, a destination sign or other bus sign
(b) The visual display unit is, or is part of, a drivers navigational or intelligent driving aid; or
(c) driving double deck bus having a TV Monitor


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