Pass Right: The Complete Learners Licence Western Cape

34. ♦ Rules of the road - k53 learners licence

 
 

PROHIBITION ON DRIVING ON SHOULDER OF ROAD, EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

No person shall drive a light motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road, however, during the period between sunrise and sunset, such vehicle may be driven on the shoulder of a public road which is designated for one lane of traffic in each direction while such vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and ;

• while such motor vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and
• if he or she can do so without endangering himself or herself, other traffic, pedestrians or property on such public road; e.g. when you have a flat tyre.
• if persons and vehicles upon such public road are clearly discernible at a distance of at least 150 metres.

LANE CHANGING

When driving a motor vehicle on a public road which is divided into traffic lanes by means of road markings, the driver/rider shall not turn from one lane into another unless he or she can do so without obstructing or endangering other traffic.

DRIVING SIGNALS

The driver/rider of a vehicle who intends to stop, or to turn such vehicle to the left or to the right, shall in good time, give a conspicuous signal of his or her intention, visible to any person approaching him or her from the front or from the rear or from the side, and of a duration sufficient to warn any such person of his or her intention.

DIRECTION INDICATORS

You may not drive your motor vehicle on a public road, unless it is equipped on both sides with flasher type direction indicators.
Each time when turning left or to the right and when changing lanes on a public road, it is compulsory to make use of direction indicators.
A light motor vehicle must be equipped with direction indicators. and;

• each indicator must have a lamp;
• when in use, the lamp must show an intermittently flashing light of such intensity that it is clearly visible in normal daylight at a distance of 30 metres to a person of normal eyesight.
Indicator lamps, when in use, must emit white, yellow or amber light to the front, and yellow, amber or red light to the rear.