The Road Regulation

 

The Road Regulation

 

212. Tyres
 
No person shall operate on a public road-
 
(a) a motor vehicle, other than a tractor or trailer, which is equipped with a metal tyre;
 
(b) a tractor or trailer, other than an animal-drawn vehicle, which is equipped with a metal tyre of less than 130 millimetres in width;
 
(c) an animal-drawn vehicle which is equipped with a metal tyre less than 40 millimetres in width;
 
(d) a vehicle which is equipped with a metal tyre unless the whole width of the tread of the tyre is at all times in direct contact with the surface of the road;
 
(e) a vehicle which is equipped with a tyre which is in such a state of disrepair or in such a condition that it may cause or is likely to cause damage to the road surface or may be or is likely to be a danger;
 
(f) a motor vehicle which is equipped with a pneumatic tyre of which the rubber covering is so worn or damaged that the fabric or cord used in the construction of such tyre is exposed;
 
(g) a motor vehicle of which a tyre is so constructed and fitted that the metal part of the wheel to which such tyre is fitted may come into contact with the road surface;
 
(h) a motor cycle which is equipped with a retreaded tyre; 
 
(i) a motor vehicle which is equipped with a regrooved tyre having a bead diameter of 430 millimetres or less;
 
(j) a motor vehicle-
 
(i) which is fitted with a pneumatic tyre unless such tyre displays throughout, across its breadth and around its entire circumference, a pattern which is clearly visible, and has a tread of at least one millimetre in depth, or
 
(ii) which is fitted with a pneumatic tyre which contains a tyre tread depth indicator, if the tread is level with the tyre tread depth indicator: Provided that this paragraph shall not apply in respect of a motor cycle with an engine which has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimetres, or a trailer drawn by a tractor at a speed not exceeding 35 km/h;
 
(k) a motor cycle with an engine having a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimetres, which is fitted with a pneumatic tyre which does not at any position on the tread thereof have a visible tread pattern over at least 80 percent of the full width of the tread;
 
(l) a motor vehicle which is equipped with a pneumatic tyre which has a break in its fabric or which has a cut, measured in any direction on the outside of the tyre and of such depth that it reaches the cords used in the construction of such tyre, in excess of 25 millimetres or 10 percent of the maximum width of the tyre, whichever is the greater;
[Para. (l) amended by GN 871/2005 and GN R891/2006]
 
(m) a motor vehicle which is equipped with a pneumatic tyre which has a lump or bulge caused by the separation of or a partial break in its structure;
 
(n) A minibus, midibus, or bus operating in terms of an operating licence issued in accordance with the provisions of the NLTTA, unless such minibus, midibus or bus is fitted with commercial steel radial tyres; [Para. (n) added by GN 871/2005]
 
(o) A minibus, midibus or bus, operating in terms of an operating licence issued in accordance with the provisions of the NLTTA unless the steering wheels of such minibus, midibus or bus are fitted with an anti-burst stabilizer device.