• Switch on your headlights at all times between sunset and sunrise.
• Drive with your headlights switched to dim when the visibility is less than 150 meters or less.
• Drive with your head lights s switched to bright only outside built up areas.
• Switch off the brights when there are oncoming vehicles.
You may not operate any motorcycle, on a public road unless all lamps fitted to such motorcycles are undamaged, properly secured and capable of being lighted at all times.
When riding a motorcycle on a public road, the headlamp must be lighted at all times. (During night and day)
LIGHT AND HEAVY VEHICLES
When using any light or heavy motor vehicle on a public road, all lamps must be undamaged, unobscured, properly secured, and capable of being lit at all times.
The headlamps, rear lamps and number plate lamps must be kept lighted during the period.
• between sunset and sunrise, and
• at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavourable weather conditions, persons and vehicles upon the public road are not clearly discernible at a distance of 150 metres.
Provided that these provisions shall not apply to a motor vehicle, which is parked.
• off the roadway of a public road,
• in a parking place demarcated by an appropriate road traffic sign, or
• within a distance of 12 metres from a lighted street lamp illuminating the road on which such vehicle is parked.
MAIN BEAM (BRIGHT)
Every headlamp emitting a main-beam (bright), must be so adjusted and maintained that it shall be capable of adequately illuminating an area ahead of the motor vehicle.
Thus enabling the driver/rider to see any person, vehicle or substantial object at a distance of at least 100 metres.
Remember to dip the main-beam (bright) of your vehicle for oncoming traffic, as well as when following another vehicle.
Every headlamp emitting a dipped-beam must be so adjusted and maintained to be capable of adequately illuminating an area ahead of the motor vehicle.
Thus enabling the driver/rider to see any person, vehicle or substantial object at a distance of at least 45 metres ahead of the motor vehicle
A vehicle may not be driven on a public road with only the parking lamps lighted while such vehicle is in motion.
You may not ride any motorcycle or a motor tricycle on a public road unless such cycle is fitted with a rear lamp emitting a red light to the rear.
You may not drive a light motor vehicle on a public road unless it is fitted with lamps at the rear, emitting a red light to the rear.
You may not drive a heavy motor vehicle on a public road unless such motor vehicle is fitted with at least one lamp on each side at the rear emitting a red light to the rear.
You may not drive a light motor vehicle or motorcycle on a public road unless it is fitted with stop lamps at the rear.
When in use, they must emit a red light, which must be greater than that of the light emitted by the rear lamps and must be visible in normal sunlight at a distance of 30 metres to a person of normal eyesight
A person may not drive a heavy motor vehicle on a public road unless it is fitted with at least one stop lamp on each side at the rear of the motor vehicle which shall, when in use, emit a red light and the intensity of which shall be greater than that of the light emitted by the rear lamp on the motor vehicle and shall be visible in normal sunlight at a distance of not less than 30 metres to a person of normal eyesight.
When a stop lamp is illuminated, this indicates that the vehicle is decreasing speed and may stop.
NUMBER PLATE LAMP
You may not drive a motor vehicle on a public road, unless it is fitted with at least one number-plate lamp at the rear, illuminating the number plate.
Every letter and figure of such plate must be visible from a distance of 20 metres by a person of normal eyesight.
Front fog lamps / Rear fog lamps
No vehicle may be driven on a public road while any fog lamp fitted to such vehicle is lit, except in conditions of poor visibility caused by;
• dust, or
A motor vehicle may not be used on a public road if it is fitted with a spot lamp, that can be adjusted to enable a beam of light to emit to on comming traffic,
Provided that a spot lamp which is adjustable -
• may be fitted and used for official purposes on any ambulance, rescue vehicle, fire-fighting vehicle, police vehicle or traffic control vehicle,
• may be fitted to a vehicle owned by a medical practitioner or veterinarian, and used for professional duties only; or
• may be fitted to a breakdown vehicle or a vehicle employed in connection with the supply of electricity or other public essential services
•Provided that it is used solely at the scene of an accident or breakdown or for the examination of overhead telephone, telegraph or power lines.