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No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle or a combination of motor vehicles, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tyres, if—
  1. the wheel massload of wheels—
      (i) which are fitted to a steering axle, exceeds 3 850 kilograms; or
      (ii) which are fitted to axles other than a steering axle, exceeds 4 000 kilograms;

  2. the axle massload of an axle fitted with two or three wheels and—
      (i) which is a steering axle, exceeds 7 700 kilograms; or
      (ii) which is an axle other than a steering axle, exceeds 8 000 kilograms

  3. the axle massload of an axle fitted with four wheels and—
      (i) which is fitted to a vehicle designed to compact refuse and which is carrying such refuse, exceeds10 200 kilograms;
      (ii) which is fitted to a breakdown vehicle, exceeds 10 200 kilograms;
      (iii) which is placed in the rear or middle of a bus train, exceeds 10 200 kilograms; Provided that in the case of a bus rapid transport bus-train the limit on the drive axle shall be 13 000 kilograms and on the other non steering axle shall be 13 000 kilograms.
      (iv) which is fitted to a bus, other than a bus train, exceeds 10 200 kilograms; or Provided that in the case of a rapid transport complementary bus, or a rapid transport trunk bus, this limit shall be 12 000 kilograms.
      (v) which is not mentioned in items (i) to (iv), exceeds 9 000 kilograms;

  4. the axle massload of an axle unit which consists of two axles, each of which are fitted with two or three wheels, and—
      (i) which is a steering axle unit, exceeds 15 400 kilograms; or
      (ii) which is an axle unit other than a steering axle unit, exceeds 16 000 kilograms;

  5. the axle massload of an axle unit which consists of two axles, each of which are fitted with four wheels, and—
      (i) which is fitted to a vehicle, except a trailer, designed to compact refuse and which is carrying such refuse, exceeds 20 400 kilograms;
      (ii) which is fitted to a breakdown vehicle, exceeds 20 400 kilograms; or
      (iii) which is not mentioned in items (i) and (ii), exceeds 18 000 kilograms;

  6.  the axle massload of an axle unit which consists of three or more axles, each of which are fitted with two or three wheels, and—
      (i) which is a steering axle unit, exceeds 23 100 kilograms; or
      (ii) which is an axle unit other than a steering axle unit, exceeds 24 000 kilograms; or

  7. (g) the axle massload of an axle unit which consists of two axles, one of which is a drive axle with four wheels and the other is an axle with two wheels, and which is fitted to a rapid transport bus, if the sum of the two axle mass loads exceeds 18 200kg.
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