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Traffic (Construction, Equipment & Use), 2010 [Statutory Instrument
154 of 2010]
The regulations, gazetted on 17th September 2010, come into operation on 1st December 2010 and replace the regulations of 1972 (Chapter 13:11) as last amended in 1988. The motivations of these regulations included the consolidation and updating of road traffic regulations pertaining to vehicle construction and equipment as well as the granting of legal force to some provisions of the Highway Code and those of the VID Handbook. The regulations also make a major shift towards conformance with Standards Association of Zimbabwe standards and gives a greater role to SAZ in the approval of road traffic equipment. National Tyre Services Ltd had informal input through the Zimbabwe Traffic Safety Council and the Ministry of Transport.
The regulations lay minimum compliance requirements for motor vehicles construction and equipment and fixtures required to be carried on or fixed to the vehicle. It also sets out specific requirements with respect to the use of vehicles, equipment and fixtures.
Provisions of general interest to motorists are as follows:
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