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New Speed Limits 11 November 2016 | K53 Test Blog

  Speed Limits Regulation 293 amendment Goods vehicles with a GVM of more than 3 500 kg, up to 9 000 kg, are now limited to a maximum speed of 100 km/h with effect from 11 November 2016. (The maximum general speed limit of 120 km/h previously applied to these vehicles.)   Summary of...

Turning Into A Two-lane Road – K53 Blog

Which lanes to use when turning? Regarding your query, I believe the driver’s interpretation of the procedure that should be followed is correct in terms of the intentions of the applicable rule of the road (Regulation 302). The problem is that the official rules of the road do not spell out the exact...

Intersections – Turning Right | K53 Blog

If a vehicle is turning right at an intersection, and another vehicle approaching from the front is also turning to its right, how should the two vehicles pass each other within the intersection? Which one should give way to the other? Should they go past each other before starting to turn, or are they...

What Is This Yellow Road Marking?

Have you seen this yellow road marking before? Let’s analyse it Assume you are driving a vehicle on the left half of the road, with the white bakkie on the right-hand side, facing you – an ‘oncoming vehicle’. Note: If that white vehicle is parked – as it appears to be –...

Reservation Signs vs Command Signs | Blog

The blue Reservation Signs and blue Command signs in the South African road signs system seem to be misunderstood at times, and I was asked to help clarify the situation. Firstly, both these classes of signs are Regulatory signs, meaning that they MUST be obeyed. The rectangular blue signs are Reservation...

K53 Procedure For Changing Lanes | K53 Blog

To help you remember the correct sequence for changing lanes (and also for turning), here is an explanation that includes the reasons for each step in the process. In practice, this would all take place in a matter of seconds, if there are no vehicles behind you. This is also what is required for safe...

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