Pass Right: The Complete Learners Licence Western Cape

31. ♦ Rules of the road - k53 learners licence

 
 

CONVEYANCE OF GOODS

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.

CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH PERSONS MAY BE CARRIED ON GOODS VEHICLE

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.