A recently published article is of interest and will answer some questions and bring relief to anybody worrying about the renewal of their driving or vehicle licence during the lockdown.
- The Department of Transport has published new regulations which outline the validity of motor vehicle licenses and registrations during South Africa’s 21-day lockdown.
- On Wednesday 25 March Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that driver’s licenses which expired during the lockdown period will be given a 14-day grace period after the lockdown is lifted.
- The new regulations have subsequently expanded this further by extending the grace period to 30 days for both driver’s licenses and other types of vehicle licenses.
- The most notable changes include:
- During the lockdown, the validity period for learner’s license, driving license, motor vehicle license disk, temporary permit, professional driving permit and roadworthy certificates shall be deemed to be valid and shall be extended for a further grace period of 30 days from the date of expiry of a lockdown period, unless determined otherwise by the minister;
- The validity period for the renewal of a motor trade number license during the lockdown, shall be deemed to be valid and shall be extended for a further grace period of 6 months from the date of expiry of a lockdown period unless determined otherwise by the minister;
- Driving license testing centers and vehicle testing stations will remain closed during lockdown period.
- Read the article, courtesy Businesstech
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