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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...

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...

Is Driving Barefoot Illegal In South Africa? | K53 Blog

Is it illegal to be driving barefoot in South Africa, or is it allowed? Several driving licence test examiners have apparently been giving applicants the instruction that they must wear shoes for their driving licence tests. What does the law say about this? That instruction is completely unfounded and not...

Driving Left Of The Yellow Left Edge Line Marking | K53 Blog

Rules for the yellow left-edge line marking The basic rule applicable to the yellow left edge line marking is that you are not allowed to drive to the left of the yellow line. However, there is one exception that applies.   Exception to the rule You may drive to the left of the yellow line only if ALL...

Seat Belt Rules In South Africa | K53 Blog

  Here are the rules of the road in regard to seat belts In a nutshell… The driver is responsible for ensuring that all occupants are wearing seat belts that have been fitted to the vehicle. The driver is not required to wear a seat belt while reversing. If seat belts have been removed, the...

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