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Would you pass your K53 learner’s test? [update]

Megan MacDonald
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November 08, 2018

would you pass your K53 

How well do you know your street signs? Take this quiz to see if you’d pass your K53 learner’s licence test.

An easy way to distinguish which category each road signs falls under is to remember:

  • Permanent signs: a white background
  • Temporary signs: a yellow background
  • Warning signs: an upward-pointing red triangle, and black pictogram describing the danger or obstruction
  • Speed limit signs: a red circle with the limitation in black

Test your knowledge of South African road signs, and see if you’d pass the current learner’s licence test if you had to write it today.

 


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CHEAT SHEET

Our nifty Cheat Sheet covers the different rules of the road so that you’ll be able to pass your learner’s licence test on the first try. We’ve broken up the do’s and don’ts of driving into the five different sections.

Please note that this is only meant as an easy reference for revision, to help you ace your test, and we do not encourage cheating but encourage you to study for your Learners Licence.

Don’t park next to:

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  • Where the outer edge of the nearside wheel is more than 450mm into the roadway unless permitted by a road sign.
  • Next to or within 1.5m of a fire hydrant.
  • Within 5m of an intersection in an urban area.
  • In an urban area on a two-way road which is less than 5.5m wide.
  • Within 9m of a pedestrian crossing.

Don’t stop, won’t stop:

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  • On or closer than 6m to a tunnel, bridge or narrowed point on the road.
  • Closer than 9m to a pedestrian crossing except to let pedestrians cross the road.

When you’re driving with your squad:

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  • Make sure that if passengers are carried on the back of an open truck or van they are:
    • Seated with sides that are 350mm above the seating surface.
    • Standing with the sides that are 900mm high.
  • Children up to 14 years old must sit in the back. 
  • Each adult requires 380mm of seat length.

Speed limits:

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  • Vehicles less than 9000kg:
    • 60km/h in urban areas
    • 100km/h in rural areas
    • 120km/h on freeways
  • Commercial vehicles over 9000 kg:
    • 60 km/h in urban areas
    • 80 km/h in Rural areas
    • 80 km/h on freeways
  • Buses conveying passengers:
    • 60 km/h in urban areas
    • 100 km/h in rural areas
    • 100 km/h on freeways

Tow away:

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  • The two vehicles must not be more than 3.5m apart.
  • If the distance between two vehicles is 1.8m or more, the tow rope must be made clearly visible with a red flag tied to it.
  • The maximum speed limit is 30 km/h unless a solid bar is used or the towed vehicle is a semi-trailer.
  • tractor towing a semi-trailer with passengers may exceed 30km/h.

Signs:

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  • Permanent signs: a white background
  • Temporary signs: a yellow background
  • Warning signs: an upward-pointing red triangle, and black pictogram describing the danger or obstruction.
  • Speed limit signs: a red circle with the limitation in black

While you are busy  studying for your licence, get a head start in checking out the best cars available for first time drivers. we have compiled a helpful guide to help you choose that first car and it's also handy for parents wanting to ensure they choose the right car for their child.

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