South Africa Road Rules Changes
Transport Minister spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi confirmed that the new regulations will come into effect from 11 May 2017.
This will prohibit bakkie drivers from both transporting children in the back as well as stop them from carrying more than five passangers in the vehicles loading bay.
Stricter speed regulations will be placed on heavy goods vehicles with a limitation on speed in relation to weight. These vehicles will also be forced to display a '100' limit speed sticker.
Regulations brought up in 2015 will be open to discussion. This would include: drivers having to undergo a practical re-evaluation when renewing licences, a complete review and revamp of the K53 test, Speed limits reduced from 60km to 40km in urban areas, 100km to 80km in rural areas and 120km to 100km on freeways running through residential areas and goods vehicles above 9000 kg GVM prohibited from using public roads during peak travelling times.
With the new changes hopefully coming into effect in the next couple of years South African's can expect safer traveling and a reduction in road accidents.