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MICRODOTS : Government Gazette 35130 : Amendments to National Road Traffic Regulations
An amendment to the National Road Traffic Regulations was published on 9 March 2012 in Government Gazette 35130.
Ø It makes the fitment of microdots to all motor vehicles first registered on or after 1 September 2012 compulsory.
Ø Microdots are also required to be fitted to all motor vehicles that are presented for a SA Police clearance as from 9 March 2012 as that is the implementation date of the amendment.
"microdot' means a micro-particle with a diameter smaller than 1.8 mm, which bears a unique optically readable microdot identifier of which the content and structure complies with SANS 534-1; and is legible with equipment that magnifies the text 60 times.".
Regulation 56: "(1A) A motor vehicle registered for the first time in the Republic on or after 1 September 2012, shall be fitted with . microdots which comply with the requirements of standard specification SANS 534-1 "Vehicle security - Whole of vehicle marking Part 1: Microdot systems.".
The amendment was originally published for comment in February 2011.
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