South Africans hoping to get a driving licence for a heavy vehicle should know that from 1 February 2011 the laws will be different. From February you will not be able to use your Code 14 licence to drive a car or a light motor vehicle.
New amendments were made to the road traffic legislation that will kick in on the 1st of February 2011.
Current licence holders are not included in this new law and would be able to use their licence as usual. This does not mean you would need two different cards with you while driving. The Department of Transport said that “Holders of two categories of licences will not be required to carry two different licence cards. One licence card will be endorsed with the necessary authorisations that allow that person to drive the stipulated class of motor vehicle”