Road rules, the last part

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Road rules, the last part

Rules of the road 3 is the second part of the k53 rules of the road.

Pedestrian crossings

Rules for pedestrians:

  • Don’t suddenly enter a pedestrian crossing in a manner that makes it impossible or dangerous for a driver to give right of way in good time.
  • Where there is a robot at a pedestrian crossing, you must cross only in accordance with the signals of the robot.
  • You must not walk on the roadway if there is a sidewalk or footpath next to the road.
  • If there is no sidewalk or footpath next to the road, walk close to the edge of the right-hand side of the roadway facing oncoming traffic.
  • Be sure it is safe to cross the road before you do so. Cross the road quickly without lingering and without running.
  • Do not cross a road at a place within 50 metres of a pedestrian crossing.

Rules for drivers:

  • You must not pass or overtake a vehicle that is stationary at a pedestrian crossing.
  • For pedestrians who are already on a pedestrian crossing you must give way.
  • If pedestrians who are about to enter your half of the roadway you must give way to them.

View the video below on how to approach  pedestrian corssings

Collisions & accidents

First, if you are involved in a collision or accident you must:

  • Stop your vehicle immediately.
  • You must see if anyone is injured.
  • If possible, you can assist the injured.
  • You must see what damage has been done to the vehicles and the surrounding area.
  • Report the collision to a police station within 24 hours and present your driver’s license and green barcoded ID book.
  • Obtain permission from the owner, driver or other authorised people before your or another vehicle may be removed from the scene.

Secondly, if someone involved in the accident has been injured or there is a fatality:

  • You should get in touch with a police officer immediately.
  • Unless nobody has been injured, the vehicle is completely obstructing traffic and provided the vehicle’s positions have been clearly marked on the road surface before doing so, you may not remove any vehicle without the authority of a police officer.

Finally, have the following information available with you:

  • Your name and address.
  • Name and adress of the vehicle owner.
  • The vehicle registration numbers.
  • Your driver’s license.
  • Your insurance company details.

Tyres

  • The tread on tyres must be 1mm deep over the full circumference of the tyre.
  • The canvas cord must not be visible on the tyre’s surface.
  • Sidewalls must be free of deep cuts, lumps or bulges.

Engine

Don’t start the engine or let the engine run in when the vehicle is:

  • Stationary and unattended.
  • Emitting excessive smoke.
  • Not under the driver’s control.
  • Being filled with fuel or if the fuel cap is not closed.

Hooter

  • Only hoot for safety reasons.
  • The hooter must be heard up to 90m away.
  • The pitch of the hooter may not vary.

Communication devices

  • Don’t hold or operate a hand-held device while driving.
  • You may use a hand-held device only if it is not being held in your hand.
  • This does not apply to drivers engaged in official emergency services.

General duties

  • Don’t allow any passenger, animal or object to hamper the driver’s ability to drive safely.
  • Passengers may not take hold of the steering wheel or the operating controls unless the driver is no longer capable of driving.
  • No one must have any part of their body protruding from the vehicle except the driver when giving hand signals.
  • The drivers seating position must allow full control of the vehicle and a clear view of the road ahead.
  • Don’t allow any animal or person to occupy the roof step or running board while the vehicle is moving.
  • You cannot allow anyone to get into or out of the vehicle while the vehicle is moving.

For more information on the rules of the road read the K53 rules of the road and rules of the road 2 articles. Practice the rules of the road test.

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