Pass Right: The Complete Learners Licence Western Cape

31. ♦ Rules of the road - k53 learners licence



Goods may not be loaded onto a vehicle in such a manner that it may-

• come into contact with the surface of the road,
• obscure the drivers/riders view of traffic to the front or on either side, or his or her view in the rear-view mirror or mirrors of traffic to the rear;
which are not—

• safely contained within the body of such vehicle; or
• securely fastened to such vehicle,
and which are not properly protected from being dislodged or spilled from such vehicle;

• on the roof thereof, in the case where such vehicle is a motorcar, if the height of such goods measured from the highest point of such roof exceeds one-half of the height of the motor car, measured from ground level: Provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall not be applicable in respect of pedal cycles being transported on the roof of a motor vehicle.

Any container, which has provision for fastening by means of “twist locks”, unless such container is securely fastened by at least four “twist locks”.

Transporting baggage on a motorcycle in the best possible way is to place the baggage into suitable carriers attached securely to the motorcycle.


If persons are carried on a goods vehicle, that portion of the vehicle in which the persons are being conveyed must be enclosed to a height of—
• at least 350 millimetres above the surface upon which such person is seated; or
• at least 900 millimetres above the surface on which such person is standing.
It is against the law for passengers to ride in a caravan.