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DRIVER TRAINING AND EXAMINATION
Yes, all SADEC Countries require almost the same conditions. You do need exmption permits, Cross Border permits and road levies.
Section 106 subsection 2 of the RTA states that no person shall drive a vehicle conveying goods for hire or reward or own account unless he is the holder of PrDP goods or PrDP H (Hazardous) for that class of vehicle.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
You need to establish if your combination qualifies as a PBS (Precision Based Standard) or a normal application. For a PBS permit
we will need an assessment from the CSiR. For a standard car carrier application we will need the following:
- a Copy of the 1st 2 pages of the existing / previous permit.
- A Valid RTMS Certificate
- Your Combination registration documents (Horse & Trailer) – must be valid
- The Provinces in which you need to operate
- The starting date of your application
TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION
The problem continues to be addressed through a number of initiatives such as children traffic education; out-reach programs undertaken by district road safety committees; review of Road Traffic Act; media campaigns; enforcement initiatives; and the national road safety strategic plan is being developed to undertake a holistic approach to issues of road safety education.
As soon as you load (non divisible) exceeds certain legal measurement, an exemption permit is required for each Province you transit.
- Height: 4300 mm
- Length: 18500 mm
- With: 2600 mm
- Mass: 51000 kg
Depending on the Department and other factors such as load shedding and internet downtime, it should take no longer than a week.
Transportation, preparation and the validating of info take time and another week should be added.
In the past you could drive with 1 x annual Country wide permit throughout RSA. However, since then the various Provinces opted to
also issue permits per province and hence, you will need a permit for each province.
The answer is yes. Car Carrier are exempted from standard embargo dates. However, in extreme events such as bad weather and or inner city congestion, an Officer of the Law do have the authority to stop a Car Carrier until such a time that conditions improve.
No, unless you comply with the legal limits, thus, the loaded dimensions does not exceed the following:
Height: 4300 mm
Width: 2600 mm
Length: 18500 mm
Should you exceed 1 or more of the above dimensions, an exemption permit is required.
We have 2 types of Permits which are Passenger and Goods permits. The following are the Permit sub-types: Tour operation, Scheduled/Long route, Local route, Staff transportation, School, Taxi, Cab and Own account. The requirements for permit application are therefore stipulated below:
Certified copies of ID of the applicant or Resident permit and passport if an applicant is a foreigner. Share certificate and certificate of incorporation of a company, if the applicant is a company Registration book and Roadworthiness certificate if applicant already possesses a vehicle- if not, an applicant should provide financial proof ( a letter from any financial institution to prove that the applicant will be financed) Complete RTS. 1 Application form Application fee (P 100.00).
- For School Bus applicants, they should furnish a List of
students, stamped and letter from school head, signed and
- For Tour Operation, Tourism license is required and
- Cab requires BTA Radio license.
Be certain that such a Carrier has a registered permit in place. It does not have to be valid. However, KZN requires a KZN permit and other
Provinces will accept copies from other Provinces.
You will need to attached only the following:
- An Abnormal Load sign (front & Back) when you are loaded
- An amber flashing light (Only when loaded and in traffic)
- RTMS Sign board
Regardless of the Border location, cost of a permit is calculated as follow:
GVM (Below of Above 25000kg)
The term of the permit 14 days / 3 months / annual / 5 years
Road levies are a type of road tax, payable at the various Border post and this is an essential tax for allowing you to use a Countries road network. In most case these can be paid by Card (Swiping) and it is priced in the local currency. The cost depends entirely on the Country and the GVM of your vehicle.
Normally you will need insurance cover as well and this can be obtained with the Road Levies.
You will need the following:
- A Valid certified Cipro Document (Certificate of incorporation) – ID for Individuals
- A Valid Tax clearance Certificate
- A Copy of the Truck / Horde Natis document (Valid licence & Certified)
A Cross Border permit is required for any load that on a Vehicle that crosses an International border.
.When your load dimensions exceed the legal width (2600) with 3.400 m will need 1 x own escort
When your load dimensions exceed the legal width (2600) with 3.800 m will need 2 x own escort
When your load dimensions exceed the legal width (2600) with 4.800 m will need 2 x Traffic Officer escorts or 1 x Own & 1 x Traffic escort
Should you exceed a height of 4.700 m you will need 1 x Front escort with a length poles and warning sign
Vehicle Registration & Licensing
A PrDP is given a grace period of 7 days from its expiry, failure to renew within this time will accrue penalties at P 20.00 a day until it reaches a month from the PrDP expiry date, at which point the PrDP will be cancelled and the holder will be required to make a fresh application, taking all tests where necessary. The law does not provide for exemption.
Yes, provided you produce the following form of identity, i.e.
- Omang for citizens
- Passport and resident/exemption permit for expatriates and,
- Original expired disc and the individual identification (citizen or expatriate) in case of organizations.
- Certified copies of ID’s of the current and the new owner
- Current Registration book signed by the current owner and new owner (In the case of the deceased owner; a death certificate and court order/customary court letter/District Attorney (Molaodi) indicating the beneficiary is required)
- Organizational Stamp as it appears on the registration book next to the signature in the case of organizations
- The required fee is currently P 130.00
You are referred to an eye test doctor, who has to complete the DL 8 (Eye Screening) form issued to you by DRTS office after the test. No other form of results exempt the DL 8 will be accepted.
The Department continues to address such problems through;
- Procurement of new additional equipment which has been installed in a number of offices
- Opening of new offices
- Staff recruitment
- Increasing agency service points e.g. post offices
Motor Vehicle Licence Renewal Is offered at the following Post
KANYE Mmasekou Post Office
MASUNGA Post Office
HUKUNTSI Post Office
MAUN Post Office
LETLHAKANE Post Office
SEROWE Post Office
MOCHUDI Post Office
Each is governed by its unique law. The Road Transport Permit act has no provisions for exemption of Road Transport permit mainly because the vehicle has to stay operational and give service to the public, which is why vehicle substitution is catered for.
The queue monitoring system takes precedence over the set office hours. Through QMS, the Department is able to determine the estimated waiting time for each customer. Once the estimated waiting time goes beyond 1600 hrs the office will stop to issue any additional tickets. This means that customers may be declined even before 1600 hrs.
You do not necessarily have to pay penalty fee, but failure to report the incidence within three months of the license expiry will cause the vehicle to accumulate penalties. (Exemption can only be applied for a minimum of three (3) months and a maximum of twelve (12) months), but it can be cancelled at anytime the vehicle has been fixed.
It has come to light that many applications for driving license conversion use non authentic documents and as such the Department has resolved to verify all documents with issuing authorities. This is a lengthy process that depends on other stakeholders for cooperation.
The Road Traffic Act prescribes different penalties and penalizing methods for driving licenses and PrDP’s. Please also note that a PrDP is a permit not a license.
The law provides that failure to renew the license within the stipulated time; one will have to pay a penalty fee of P 7.00 per day excluding weekends and public holidays but the penalty shall not exceed P 1, 000. 00