JOHANNESBURG- According to Wynand Labuschagne from the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, as reported by The Citizen, the Herald’s mother newspaper is reporting that the LED lights wont be allowed on the road anymore.
Labuschagne is reported is as saying, “The National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 does not allow the display of LED lights whatsoever, and this is a stern warning that the Department will clamp down on motorists who have such lights fitted. It is strictly against the law.”
He added that the use of LED lighting has become dangerous and the use of it can lead to accidents, that could possibly lead to people losing their lives due to those accidents.
Labuschagne also warned using such lights is behaviour is inconsiderate driving, which is punishable by law.
He recalled during the Easter weekend they caught many offenders who were fined heavily for the offence and also being ordered to remove them from their cars.
Labuuschagne advised that drivers should only fitted mounted lights should be used by emergency vehicles and law enforcement officials, these lights include, green, blue and yellow lights.
He said, ” In terms of the law, blue lights should only be displayed by law enforcement officers, i.e., the police and traffic officers,”
“Towing service vehicles should mount orange lights on top of their vehicle roofs. These should be used when attending accident scenes,”
He said users should consider other drivers on the roads, he added, “Drivers have developed a tendency to switch headlights on unnecessarily, which impacts other road users negatively.”
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