One with the machine. The new BMW M4 Coupé.

The strength of the BMW M4 Coupé is evident in every detail.

Drivers might have to Rica licences

Comment on this story


IOL mot pic jun19 Licence Rica

INL SA

Motorists will have 12 months from the date of the amended law to show their full name, address, ID number and birth date to a licencing authority. Picture: Sarah Makoe

Drivers may soon have to show proof of residence to keep their licences valid, similar to the Rica system currently in place for cellphones and bank accounts, according to a report on Tuesday.

This is one of the proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Law announced in the Government Gazette last week, Beeld reported.

Motorists will have 12 months from the date of the amended law to show their full name, address, ID number and birth date to a licencing authority, and any change of address will also have to be reported within 21 days.

Another noteworthy addition to the law is the suggestion that vehicles older than 10 years will have to undergo a roadworthy test every second year, but this would not apply to vintage cars.

Vehicles that have been written off by insurance companies will not be permitted to be registered again, and the use of chassis parts from such cars to build other cars will also be illegal.

A further suggestion is that new drivers receive temporary licences that will be valid for a year. During this time, the licence will be suspended if the trainee driver commits more than six traffic offences. - Sapa

Motoring newsletter - click here to keep up to speed with the best in motoring


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory