Cooper’s Motor Law: Criminal Liability, Administrative Adjudication & Medico-legal Aspects

Cooper’s Motor Law: Criminal Liability, Administrative Adjudication & Medico-legal Aspects

This updatable loose-leaf provides a section-by-section commentary on road traffic legislation in South Africa, preceded by a comprehensive survey of the history, purpose and scope of the legislation. Provisions of the Act are interspersed with commentary, making for easy cross-reference between Act and commentary

Detailed Information

  • Title: Cooper’s Motor Law: Criminal Liability, Administrative Adjudication & Medico-Legal Aspects, 2nd Edition
  • Author/Editor: S Hoctor
  • Publisher: Juta
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9780702178870
  • Format: Loose-leaf

This updatable loose-leaf provides a section-by-section commentary on road traffic legislation in South Africa, preceded by a comprehensive survey of the history, purpose and scope of the legislation. Provisions of the Act are interspersed with commentary, making for easy cross-reference between Act and commentary. In addition, it covers a number of matters governed by other Acts and by the common law. Provisions of the Road Traffic Act 29 of 1989 that are still in force are discussed separately. The work includes a chapter on medico-legal issues focusing on the measurement of blood alcohol levels of drivers of motor vehicles, and the evidentiary value of the results obtained.

Contents include:-

  • History, purpose and scope of legislation
  • Commentary on Act 93 of 1996
    • Interpretation of National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996
    • Application of Act, appointment of registering authorities and minimum requirements
    • Registration and licensing of motor vehicles and registration of manufacturers, builders, importers and manufacturers of number plates
    • Fitness of drivers
    • Fitness of vehicles
    • Operator fitness
    • Road safety
    • Dangerous goods
    • Road traffic signs and general speed limit
    • Accidents and accident reports
    • Offences
    • Presumptions and legal procedure
    • Regulations
    • Registers and records
    • General provisions
  •  Other offences
    • Culpable homicide
    • Road Traffic Act 29 of 1989
  • Commentary on the Rules of the Road and matters relating thereto
  • Commentary on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act 46 of 1998
  • Commentary on medico-legal aspects of motor law

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