CHAPTER 168
ROAD TRAFFIC ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   BY-LAWS

      The Tanga Municipality (Registration of Taxi-Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles) By-laws

      The Exemption of Learner Drivers in the Defence Forces from Provisions relating to Driving Licences

      The Exemption of Defence Forces from Provisions relating to Certificates of Competence and Driving Licences

   NOTICES

      The Appointment of Central Registrar, Inspectors, Examining Officers and Licensing Authorities Notice

      The Exemption of Service Vehicles from Registration and Licensing Provisions Notice

      The Road Traffic (Appointment of Deputy Registrars of Motor Vehicles) Notice

      The Road Traffic (Breath Test Instruments) Notice

   ORDERS

      The Traffic (Lindi Township) Order

      The Traffic (Songea Township) Order

      The Traffic (Speed Limit) Order

      The Traffic (Speed Limit on Bridges) Order

      The Traffic (Exclusive Licence: Dar es Salaam Area) (Dar es Salaam Motor Transport Co. Ltd.) Order

      The Traffic (Exclusive Licence) (Tanga Township) Order

      The Traffic (Bukene Minor Settlement) (Speed Limit) Order

      The Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles) (Exemption from Registration) Order

      The Road Traffic (Specified Offences) Order

      The Road Traffic (Notification of Offences) Order

   REGULATIONS

      The Traffic Regulations

      The Display of Road Licence and Evidence of Motor Vehicle Insurance Regulations

      The National Road Safety Council Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Display of Road Licences) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Speed Control Devices) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Speed Limit) (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (SARPCCO Vehicle Clearance Certificate) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Notification of Offences) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Maximum Weight of Vehicles) Regulations

      The Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles Registration) Regulations

   RULES

      The Traffic (Remission of Fees) Rules

      The Traffic (Limitation of Public Service Vehicles Licences - Bagamoyo) Rules

      The Traffic (Motor Omnibuses) (Conduct of Drivers, Conductors and Passengers) Rules

      The Traffic (Bukoba Township) Rules

      The Traffic (Dar es Salaam Airport Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Dodoma Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Iringa Township) Rules

      The Traffic (Kigoma Township: Traffic, Parking and Stopping Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Korogwe Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Lindi Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Mbeya Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Mikindani Township) Rules

      The Traffic (Morogoro Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Moshi Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Motor Vehicles) (International Circulation) Rules

      The Traffic (Mwanza Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Nachingwea Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Pangani Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Shinyanga Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Singida Township) Rules

      The Traffic (Tanga Taxi-cab) Rules

      The Traffic (Tanga Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Tukuyu Township: Traffic and Parking Places) Rules

      The Traffic (Traffic Signs) Rules

BY-LAWS

THE TANGA MUNICIPALITY (REGISTRATION OF TAXI-CABS AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES) BY-LAWS

G.N. No. 92 of 1966

   1. These By-laws may be cited as the Tanga Municipality (Registration of Taxi-Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles) By-laws.

   2. In these By-laws–

   "Council" means the Tanga Municipal Council;

   "private hire vehicle" includes any motor vehicle which is constructed or adapted solely or mainly for the carriage of passengers and their baggage, and having a seating capacity, as assessed by the licensing authority in the area of jurisdiction of the Council, for not more than eight persons (including the driver), but does not include a motor-cycle;

   "taxi-cab" includes any motor vehicle which is constructed or adapted solely or mainly for the carriage of passengers and their personal baggage, and having a seating capacity, as assessed by the licensing authority in the area of jurisdiction of the Council, for not more than eight persons (including the driver), but does not include a motor-cycle.

   3. All taxi-cabs plying for hire and all private hire vehicles kept for hire within the area of the Council shall be registered with the Council.

   4. (1) Applications for the registration of a motor vehicle as a taxi-cab or a private hire vehicle shall be in the form prescribed in the Schedule hereto.

   (2) The fee payable to the Council for the registration of a motor vehicle as a taxi-cab or a private hire vehicle shall be one hundred shillings per year.

   5. The Municipal, and Towns Councils listed in the Second Schedule shall be subject to these By-Laws.

FIRST SCHEDULE
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AS TAXI-CAB OR PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE (BY-LAW 4)

The Tanga Municipality (Registration of Taxi-Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles) By-laws

   1.   Full name of applicant .........................................................................................

   2.   Occupation of applicant ......................................................................................

   3.   Address of applicant ..........................................................................................

   4   Full description of vehicle:

      (a)   Type of body .............................................................................................

      (b)   Colour ......................................................................................................

      (c)   Manufacturer's name ..................................................................................

      (d)   Type or model ...........................................................................................

      (e)   Engine No. ................................................................................................

      (f)   Year of engine ...........................................................................................

      (g)   Seating capacity ........................................................................................

      (h)   Licence No. ...............................................................................................

   5.   Whether for taxi-cab or private hire ......................................................................

   6.   I enclose remittance of Shs. ............................. being the registration fee.

   I hereby certify that the above particulars are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Date ....................................

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Signature of applicant

SECOND SCHEDULE

   1.   Tabora Town Council.

   2.   Shinyanga District Council.

   3.   Rungwe District Council.

   4.   Mtwara Mikindani Town Council.

   5.   Kigoma Ujiji Town Council.

   6.   Lindi Town Council.

   7.   Iringa Town Council.

   8.   Morogoro Municipal Council.

   9.   Mwanza Municipal Council.

   10.   Moshi Municipal Council.

   11.   Mbeya Municipal Council.

   12.   Dodoma Municipal Council.

   13.   Bukoba Town Council.

   14.   Arusha Municipal Council.

   15.   Arusha-Meru District Council.

THE EXEMPTION OF LEARNER DRIVERS IN THE DEFENCE FORCES FROM PROVISIONS RELATING TO DRIVING LICENCES

G.N. No. 64 of 1961

   The provisions of the Traffic Act, and of any rules made thereunder, relating to driving licences shall not apply to any person serving in any branch of Peoples Forces, who is in uniform and is driving a Service motor vehicle in the course of his duties as a learner driver undergoing instruction, and is accompanied by another person serving in a branch of Peoples Forces who is in uniform and is carrying with him a certificate of competence issued to him–

   (a)   if he is serving in the Navy, by an officer not below the rank of Lieutenant;

   (b)   if he is serving in the Army, by an officer not below the rank of Captain;

   (c)   if he is serving in the Air Force, by an officer not below the rank of Flight Lieutenant,

and if such Service motor vehicle is fitted with learner plates in the manner prescribed by rule 20 of the Traffic Rules *.

THE EXEMPTION OF DEFENCE FORCES FROM PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE AND DRIVING LICENCES

G.N. No. 184 of 1952

   The provisions of the Traffic Act and of any rules made thereunder relating to certificates of competence and driving licences shall not apply to any person serving in any branch of Defence Forces who–

   (a)   is in uniform and is driving a Service motor vehicle in the course of his duties; and

   (b)   is carrying with him a certificate of competence issued to him–

      (i)   if he is serving in the Navy, by an officer not below the rank of Lieutenant;

      (ii)   if he is serving in the Army, by an officer not below the rank of Captain;

      (iii)   if he is serving in the Air Force, by an officer not below the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

NOTICES

THE APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL REGISTRAR, INSPECTORS, EXAMINING OFFICERS AND LICENSING AUTHORITIES NOTICE

G.Ns. Nos.
269 of 1932
4 of 1933
280 of 1939
34 of 1951
311 of 1951
158 of 1959
484 of 1962
171 of 1967
GenN. No.
183 of 1936

   1. The Permanent Secretary to the Treasury is appointed to be Central Registrar of Motor Licences.

   2. All gazetted Police Officers who are themselves competent drivers are hereby appointed to be Inspectors and Examining Officers for the purpose of examining persons as to their competence in driving motor vehicles.

   In this Notice, "competent drivers" means competent to drive the type of motor vehicles for which the Police Office holds a driving licence.

   3. The under-mentioned officers to be licensing authorities for the purposes of the Traffic Act, in regard to the areas respectively specified–

Licensing Authority

Area

Revenue Officer, Tanga ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Tanga and Pangani Districts.

District Officer, Korogwe Handeni and Lushoto Districts Revenue Officer, Tabora ...

Nzega, Kahama, Tabora and Mpanda Districts.

District Commissioner, Kigoma ... ... ... ... ...

Kigoma, Kasulu and Kibondo Districts.

Internal Revenue Officer, Ufipa ... ... ... ... ...

Ufipa District.

Revenue Officer, Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Mbeya, Chunya and Rungwe Districts.

Revenue Officer, Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Iringa and Njombe Districts

Revenue Officer, Arusha ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Arusha, Arumeru and Mbulu Districts.

Revenue Officer, Moshi ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Moshi and Pare Districts.

Revenue Officer, Dar es Salaam ... ... ... ... ...

Dar es Salaam, Kisarawe, Bagamoyo, Rufiji and Mafia Districts.

Revenue Officer, Morogoro ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Morogoro, Mahenge, Kilosa Districts.

Revenue Officer, Dodoma ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Kondoa, Kongwa, Manyoni, Mpwapwa, Singida and Dodoma Districts.

Revenue Officer, Mtwara ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Lindi, Kilwa, Masasi, Mikindani, Newala, Ruponda, Songea and Tunduru Districts.

Revenue Officer, Mwanza ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Mwanza, Musoma, North Mara, Geita, Kwimba, Malya, Maswa, Tarime, Shinyanga and Ukerewe Districts.

Revenue Officer, Kagera ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Bukoba, Ngara, Biharamulo, Muleba and Karagwe Districts.

THE EXEMPTION OF SERVICE VEHICLES FROM REGISTRATION AND LICENSING PROVISIONS NOTICE

G.N. No. 137 of 1948

   1. Any Service motor vehicle or carriage is hereby exempted from the operation of all the provisions of the Traffic Act * relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles and carriages.

   2. For the purposes of this Notice "Service motor vehicle or carriage" means a motor vehicle or carriage the property of any of the Defence Forces of the United Republic and carrying a Service registration number and licence.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY REGISTRARS OF MOTOR VEHICLES) NOTICE

G.N. No. 160 of 1975

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Road Traffic (Appointment of Deputy Registrars of Motor Vehicles) Notice.

   2. The persons specified in the first column of the Schedule hereto are hereby appointed Deputy Registrars of the Motor Vehicles for purposes of the functions specified in the second column to the Schedule.

SCHEDULE

FIRST COLUMN

SECOND COLUMN

All Internal Revenue Officers

   (a)   Issue and renewal of driving licences.

   (b)   Registration of motor vehicles at any centres in respect of which the Minister for Home Affairs has prescribed identification marks to represent the place of registration.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (BREATH TEST INSTRUMENTS) NOTICE

G.N. No. 266 of 1990

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Road Traffic (Breath Test Instruments) Notice.

   2. Notice is hereby given that the breath test instruments specified in the Schedule to this Notice are approved and shall be used for all purposes of ascertaining the blood alcohol content taken by any person driving a motor vehicle or any other vehicle on a road or other public places.

SCHEDULE

   1.   Alcometer S-D2 ...........................

(Sensor Detection)

   2.   Alcometer EBA ...........................

(Evidential Breath Analyser).

ORDERS

THE TRAFFIC (LINDI TOWNSHIP) ORDER

G.N. No. 158 of 1939

   1. This Order may be cited as The Traffic (Lindi Township) Order, and shall apply within the Township of Lindi.

   2. No person shall drive any commercial vehicle or any public service vehicle in Marine Avenue between the Fish Market and Askari Avenue:

   Provided that in this paragraph the expression "public service vehicle" does not include a taxi-cab:

   Provided further that this paragraph shall not apply to any person who can prove that he is proceeding to or from any premises adjoining the said portion of Marine Avenue.

THE TRAFFIC (SONGEA TOWNSHIP) ORDER

G.N. No. 201 of 1951

   1. This Order may be cited as The Traffic (Songea Township) Order, and shall apply within the Township of Songea.

   2. No person shall drive any commercial vehicle or any public service vehicle on the road in the Songea Township known as the Ringstrasse:

   Provided that in this Order the expression "public service vehicle" shall not include a taxi-cab:

   And provided further that this Order shall not apply to any person who can prove that he is proceeding on business to or from any premises adjoining the said Ringstrasse.

THE TRAFFIC (SPEED LIMIT) ORDER

   1. This Order may be cited as The Traffic (Speed Limit) Order.

   2. No person shall drive the vehicles mentioned in Column One of the First Schedule hereto upon any road within the boundaries described in Column Two of the said Schedule at a speed exceeding the limit mentioned in Column Three of the said Schedule.

   3. No person shall drive the vehicle mentioned in Column One of the Second Schedule hereto upon any road within the boundaries described in Column Two of the said Schedule at a speed exceeding the limit mentioned in Column Three of the said Schedule:

   Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to affect the provisions of rule 60 of the Traffic Rules * relating to the maximum speed at which public service vehicles and commercial vehicles may be driven.

   4. Any person who commits a breach of the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Order shall be liable on conviction to the penalties mentioned in Column Four of the First Schedule hereto, and any person who commits a breach of the provisions of paragraph 3 of this Order shall be liable on conviction to the penalties mentioned in Column Four of the Second Schedule hereto.

   5. Notwithstanding the provisions of rule 60 of the Traffic Rules *, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding twenty miles per hour–

   (a)   upon any road within the boundaries of the Ifakara Minor Settlement;

   (b)   upon the Mwanza-Tabora Main Road within the boundaries of the Usagara and the Missungwi Minor Settlements; and

   (c)   upon the Mwanza-Musoma Road within the boundaries of the Nyanguge Minor Settlement.

   6. Any person who commits a breach of the provisions of paragraph 5 of this Order shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding three hundred shillings or to imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

FIRST SCHEDULE

COLUMN ONE
Vehicle

COLUMN TWO
Boundaries

COLUMN THREE
Miles per hour

COLUMN FOUR
Penalty

AUTHORITY
G.Ns.

Motor Vehicle

Arusha Nje (Ngare Narok) Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1953 No. 267

Motor Vehicle

Kichenge link road from its junction with the Arusha/Taveta Road to the Arusha Township boundary

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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Motor Vehicle

Bagamoyo Road - That part of the main Bagamoyo Road which is bounded on either side by the Colito Barracks situated in the Cantonment at Observation Hill in Kisarawe District and for a distance of one hundred yards along the said road

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1955 No. 82

Motor Vehicle

Chunya Township

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1944 No. 267

Motor Vehicle

Didia Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1962 No. 405

Motor Vehicle

Geita Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= of imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

Motor Vehicle

Kasulu Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= of imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1959 No. 311

Commercial or public service vehicle (other than taxicab) of tare weight exceeding 30 hundred weight

Dodoma Township

15

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1941 No. 307

Commercial vehicle drawing a trailer

Dodoma Township

10

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such such fine and imprisonment

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Motor Vehicle

Makuyuni/Oldeani Road.
All that section through Mto-Wa-Mbu village between the P.W.D. Camp (m.23½ and the Kiruruma River Bridge (m.25)

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1959 No. 20

Taxi-cab or any other motor vehicle not being a commercial or public service vehicle

Kongwa Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1952 No. 105

Motor Vehicle

Kyela Minor Settlement

20

Fine Sh. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1954 No. 91

Motor Vehicle

Lindi Township

25

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1949 No. 33
1954 No. 44

Motor Vehicle

Makuyuni Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

Motor Vehicles

Lulanguru Village (on the Tabora-Urambo road)

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1962 No. 405

Motor Vehicle

Mbeya Township

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1957 No. 271

Motor Vehicle

Mikindani Township

15

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1948 Nos. 74 and 170

Motor Vehicle

Mombo-Lushoto-Magamba Road in Tanga Province

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine of Shs. 500/= or to imprisonment for three months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1936 No. 149
1941 No. 3

Motor Vehicle

Morogoro Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1947 No. 211
1953 No. 124

Motor Vehicle

Moshi Township

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1954 No. 353

Motor Vehicle

Mpanda Minor Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1957 No. 240

Motor Vehicle

Mpwapwa Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

Motor Vehicle

Musoma Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

Motor Vehicle

Muheza Township

20

Not provided for in G.N. 1938 No. 202 but see section 70 of Cap. 168

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1938 No. 202

Motor Vehicle

Old Shinyanga Settlement

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1962 No. 405

Motor Vehicle

Nachingwea Township

25

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1954 No. 37

Any vehicle not being a commercial or public service vehicle

Njombe Minor Settlement

25

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment vehicle

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1960 No. 419

Motor vehicle

Pangani Township

20

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1954 No. 354

Motor vehicle

Songea Township

20

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1954 No. 458

Motor vehicle

Tanga-Korogwe Road: those parts of the main road from Tanga to Korogwe which extend–

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

   (a)   in the Maweni Prison area from the junction of the Buhuri Road to culvert marker 2/8;

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   (b)   in the Pongwe area from Korogwe milestone 50 to culvert marker 3/10;

   (c)   in the Lusanga area from culvert marker 4/21 to culvert marker 2/22;

   (d)   in the Muheza area from culvert marker 6/23 to culvert marker 6/24;

   (e)   in the Makinyumbi area from culvert marker 2/41 to culvert marker 3/42.

Taxicab or any other motor vehicle not being a commercial or public service vehicle

Tanga Township Ras Kazone Road - All that section extending eastwards from the eastern boundary of Plot No. 5 of Kartenblatt 1.

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1947 No. 85
1949 No. 151

Korogwe Road - All that section extending south-westwards from the western boundary of Plot No. 4, 6 of Kartenblatt 5

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

Any other road

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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Motor vehicle

Ujiji Township

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1960 No. 419

SECOND SCHEDULE

COLUMN ONE
Vehicle

COLUMN TWO
Boundaries

COLUMN THREE
Miles per hour

COLUMN FOUR
Penalty

AUTHORITY
G.Ns.

Any vehicle

Bagamoyo Township

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1953 No. 26

Any vehicle

Iringa Township

30

Fine Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for two months or both such fine and imprisonment

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1955 No. 100

Any vehicle

Kilosa Township

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1952 No. 203

Any vehicle

Kigoma Township (other than Kigoma-Ujiji Road)

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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Kigoma-Ujiji Road

20

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and imprisonment

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1952 No. 240

Any vehicle

Mwanza Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or in case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine of Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for three months or both such fine and imprisonment

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1955 No. 98

Motor vehicle with tare weight or of for exceeding 30 hundred weight

Shinyanga Township

15

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment two months or both such fine and imprisonment

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1956 No. 40

Motor vehicle with tare weight less than 30 hundred weight

Shinyanga Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or imprisonment for two months or both such fine and imprisonment

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Motor vehicle

Singida Township

30

Fine Shs. 300/= or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine of Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for three months or both such fine and imprisonment

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1955 No. 99

Commercial or public service vehicle (other than taxicab) of tare weight exceeding 30 hundred weight

Singida Township

15

Fine Shs. 300/= or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine of Shs. 500/= or imprisonment for three months or both such fine and imprisonment

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THE TRAFFIC (SPEED LIMIT ON BRIDGES) ORDER

G.Ns. Nos.
4 of 1952
111 of 1954

   1. This Order may be cited as the Traffic (Speed Limit on Bridges) Order.

   2. No person shall drive any vehicle, the tare weight of which is in excess of three tons–

   (a)   on the bridges specified in the second column of the Schedule hereto over which the roads set out in the first column of the said Schedule pass;

   (b)   on the approaches to the said bridges at either end thereof for the distances set out respectively in the third column of the said Schedule,

at a speed in excess of four miles per hour.

   3. Any person who contravenes paragraph 2 of this Order shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month.

SCHEDULE
SPEED LIMITS OVER BRIDGES

Road

Bridge

Distances for Speed Limit

Great North ...

Bridge over the River Songwe 21 miles west of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

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Bridge over the River Mswiswi 33 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Bridge over the River Meta 4 6 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Bridge over River Chemala 55 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Bridge over the River Great Ruaha 59 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Bridge over the River Kimani 67 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Bridge over the River Mtumbosi 82 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Mbarali 85 miles east of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

Mbeya-Itigi

Bridge over the River Itumba 25 miles north of Mbeya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Lupa 8 miles north of Chunya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Chipoka 19 miles north of Chunya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Lupa 57 miles north of Chunya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Rungwa 138 miles north of Chunya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

Great North

Bridge over the River Igingilanyi 14 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Kisinga 18 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Ismani 21.7 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the Ismani 25.6 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Nyangoro 29.7 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Nyangoro 30.9 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Milavi 48 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over the River Bayuni 62 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Sambanga 63 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Makatopla 69 miles north of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... .... ... ... .... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Little Ruaha 2 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over Flood Relief River of no name 2 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kitwiru 5 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Masalali 13 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kipolwi 17 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kisupo 20 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Yandembera 27 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Mzukulika 36 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kihesa 37 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... .... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kibena 41 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Mkewe 74 miles south-west of Iringa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kinyongaza ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

76 miles South = West of Iringa ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over Nyamalala 1 mile south of junction of Great North Road (Johns Corner) on the Mufindi Circle Road ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Little Ruaha 4 miles south of junction (Johns Corner) on the Mufindi Circle Road ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

Makambako- Njombe-Uwemba

Bridge over River Junio 37 miles south of Makambako ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Ruhuji 38 miles south of Makambako ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

Njombe-Uwemba

Bridge over River Hagafiro 7 miles south of Njombe ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

Njombe-Iyayi ...

Bridge over River Mtitafi 27 miles north of Njombe ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge

Arusha-Mbereko

Bridge over River Makuyuni ¾ miles west of Makuyuni ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

100 ft. either side of bridge.

Namanga-Taveta

Bridge over River Kikafu 10 miles west of Moshi ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

500 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Weru Weru 7 miles west of Moshi ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

200 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Karanga 2 miles west of Moshi ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

500 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Rau 2 miles east of Moshi ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

200 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Himo ½ mile west of Himo ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

500 ft.either side of bridge.

Himo-Korogwe ...

Bridge over River Kifaru 10 miles south of Himo ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Nakombo 18 miles south of Same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Katuneni 26 miles south of Same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Handuruma 34 miles south of Same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

Ngare-Nairobi ...

Bridge over River Sanya 5 miles south of Dutch Corner ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

Great North ...

Bridge over River Bulali 169.6 miles south of Arusha ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over unnamed river 175.9 miles south of Arusha ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

150 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Chansinge 178.2 miles south of Arusha ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

200 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over unnamed river at 18.2 miles south of Dodoma ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

100 ft. either side of bridge.

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Mafu 57.94 miles south of Dodoma ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

   "   " ...

Bridge over River Kipogoro 64 miles south of Dodoma ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

   "   "   "

THE TRAFFIC (EXCLUSIVE LICENCE: DAR ES SALAAM AREA) (DAR ES SALAAM MOTOR TRANSPORT CO. LTD.) ORDER

G.N. No. 273 of 1954

   1. This Order may be cited as the Traffic (Exclusive Licence: Dar es Salaam Area) (Dar es Salaam Motor Transport Co. Ltd.) Order.

   2. His Excellency the Minister hereby grants to the Dar es Salaam Motor Transport Company Limited an exclusive licence conferring upon the said Company the exclusive right to operate motor omnibuses in Dar es Salaam within the area shown on the plan annexed to the Deed specified in paragraph 3 of this licence.

   3. The said exclusive licence is granted to the said Company subject to the provisions of the Traffic Act and the Traffic Rules and to any Act or Rules amending or replacing such Act or Rules and subject to the terms of the Deed dated the 23rd day of October, 1953, relating to the establishment of a motor omnibus service in and around Dar es Salaam and duly executed by the Minister of Tanganyika and by the said Company.

   4. The exclusive right conferred by this licence shall be exercisable by the said Company for a period of twenty-one years beginning on the 23rd day of October, 1953, subject always to the terms and conditions of the said Deed and subject to the powers to extend such period in such Deed.

   5. During the continuance in force of this licence no person other than the said Company shall be permitted to operate motor omnibuses within the area specified in paragraph 2 of this licence save for the purpose of providing motor omnibus services to and from places situated outside the area specified in the said paragraph 2, and in such case the terms of issue of the licence to such other person shall permit passengers to be taken up at only one specified point within the said area and then only for the purpose of setting them down outside the said area.

   6. Any person who commits a breach of the provisions of paragraph 5 of this Order shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two thousand shillings or to imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

THE TRAFFIC (EXCLUSIVE LICENCE) (TANGA TOWNSHIP) ORDER

G.N. No. 452 of 1955

   1. This Order may be cited as The Traffic (Exclusive Licence) (Tanga Township) Order.

   2. The Minister hereby grants to the Dar es Salaam Motor Transport Company Limited, of P.O. Box 872, Dar es Salaam (hereinafter called "the Licensee"), a licence conferring upon the Licensee the exclusive right to operate motor omnibuses on all roads within the Tanga Township (hereinafter called "the Township").

   3. This Licence is granted to the Licensee for a period of 15 years, beginning on the first day of January, 1956, subject to the provisions of the Traffic Act and the Traffic Rules and to any Rules amending or replacing such Act or Rules and subject to the conditions set out in the Schedule hereto.

   4. During the continuance in force of this Licence no person other than the Licensee shall operate motor omnibuses on the roads within the Township except a person who is operating omnibuses solely for the purpose of carrying passengers and goods between the Township and a place outside the township, or between two places outside the Township.

   5. Any person who commits a breach of the provisions of paragraph 4 of this Order shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two thousand shillings, or to imprisonment for two months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

SCHEDULE

   1. The Licensee shall at all times during the validity of the Licence maintain for the public of the area an adequate and efficient service of omnibuses (hereinafter called the "Service") and for such purpose shall have the right from time to time and at any time to increase the fleet of motor omnibuses to such number as the Licensee shall determine and shall so increase such fleet to a reasonable extent so soon as may be at any time when the Minister in consultation with the Licensee considers such increase to be necessary for the purpose of maintaining an adequate and efficient service and so notifies the Licensee.

   2. Stopping places at which omnibuses may stop for setting down and taking up passengers shall be selected by the Licensee in consultation with the Tanga Town Council. The Licensee shall erect at his own expense sign posts at such stopping places.

   3. The Licensee shall have the right to use any of the omnibuses of his fleet for private hire or any other purpose subject only to such conditions as may be imposed by the Minister.

   4. The Licensee shall at his own expense provide and maintain for the Service an adequate staff together with sufficient garages, workshops and office accommodation and shall employ a competent crew on each omnibus.

   5. The Licensee shall prior to the beginning of the operation of the Service effect at his own expense insurance with an insurance company to be approved by the Minister in connection with the service against third-party and against passenger risks for an amount to be approved by the Minister and shall keep the same in force throughout the existence of the Licence and any extension thereof and shall throughout such existence and extension effect and continue any insurance in connection with the Service which from time to time may be required by law.

   6. The Service shall begin to operate not later than three months from the date of coming into operation of this Licence and shall not cease to operate for a period longer than seven days until the expiry of this Licence unless such cessation is caused by Acts of God, the Queen's enemies, civil disturbance or strikes.

   7. (1) The fares to be charged by the Licensee on all routes shall not exceed–

   (a)   for the conveyance of first class passengers twenty cents per mile or a part thereof with a minimum fare of thirty cents;

   (b)   for the conveyance of second class passengers ten cents per mile or a part thereof with a minimum fare of fifteen cents:

   Provided that the minimum fares set out in subparagraph (a) and subparagraph (b) of this paragraph may on the application of the Licensee and with the consent of the Minister be varied either generally or specially in connection with any particular route.

   (2) The rates herein provided for shall not be applicable to the private hire or other operations of the Licensee the charges for which shall be fixed by the Licensee.

   (3) Notwithstanding anything in this clause contained if at any time during the existence of the Licence the rates of motor vehicle taxation or of motor fuel taxation or working costs in the area increase or decrease in relation to those in force at the date of commencement of this Licence the Licensee may with the consent or on the request of the Minister as the case may be, increase or decrease proportionately the fares laid down in subclause (1) hereof. The Licensee shall for the purpose of this provision furnish such information and provide access to such accounts and balance sheets as the Minister may require.

   8. If at any time during the continuance in force of this Licence the Minister is of the opinion that the service provided by the Licensee is unsatisfactory he may, by notice in writing, call upon the Licensee to make such improvements as may be necessary and if the Licensee after the lapse of a reasonable time following the receipt of such notice fails to take such steps as may be necessary to effect the said improvements the Minister may cancel this Licence.

   9. If the Licensee desires an extension of this Licence he shall at least twenty-four months before the expiration thereof give notice in writing to that effect to the Minister. Such notice shall state the period for which an extension is desired. The Minister shall within three months of the receipt of such notice notify the Licensee whether or not he is prepared to grant the extension desired.

THE TRAFFIC (BUKENE MINOR SETTLEMENT) (SPEED LIMIT) ORDER

G.N. No. 101 of 1959

   1. This Order may be cited as the Traffic (Bukene Minor Settlement) (Speed Limit) Order.

   2. No person shall drive a vehicle upon any road within the boundaries of the Bukene Minor Settlement at a speed exceeding thirty miles per hour:

   Provided that nothing in this Order shall be deemed to affect the provisions of rule 60 of the Traffic Rules relating to the maximum speed at which public service vehicles and commercial vehicles may be driven.

   3. Any person who commits a breach of any of the provisions of this Order shall be liable on conviction to a fine of five hundred shillings or to imprisonment for two months.

   4. The Order relating to Speed Limit shall apply in respect of the town specified in the Schedule hereinbelow.

SCHEDULE

   1.   Babati

   2.   Bukoba

   3.   Sanya Juu

   4.   Korogwe Township

   5.   Mombo Minor Settlement

   6.   Tukuyu.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (FOREIGN VEHICLES) (EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION) ORDER

G.Ns. Nos.
187 of 1976
386 of 1986
126 of 1999

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles) (Exemption from Registration) Order.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Order–

   "foreign vehicle" means a motor vehicle duly registered and licensed in any country other than Tanzania but not registered in Tanzania pursuant to the provisions of Part II of the Road Traffic Act *, but does not include any such motor vehicle to which the provisions of the Foreign Commercial Vehicles (Licensing) Act * apply;

   "permit" means a foreign vehicle permit issued under this Order.

3.   Foreign vehicles may be issued with permits

   A foreign vehicle in respect of which a valid permit exists shall during the validity of such permit, be exempt from the provisions of Part II of the Road Traffic Act *, which requires every motor vehicle to be registered under that Act.

4.   Application form for permit

   (1) On application made therefor to an Internal Revenue Officer by the owner or person having charge of a foreign vehicle, and on payment by such person of the fee prescribed in the Schedule hereto the Internal Revenue Officer may issue in respect of the foreign vehicle a permit in the form approved by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

   (2) The fee payable under subsection (1) shall be paid in such foreign currency or other convertible currency approved by the Minister for the time being responsible for finance prescribed in the Schedule hereto.

   (3) Every permit shall be valid for a period of ninety days from the date when the motor vehicle first entered Mainland Tanzania.

   (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (3) of this paragraph, the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury may, by order under his hand, extend the period of the validity of any permit issued under this Order or authorise the grant of a second or subsequent permit in respect of the same vehicle in the same calendar year, subject to such conditions (including limitation as to duration) as he may in such order specify.

5.   Defence in prosecution for offence under section 8 of the Road Traffic Act

   Where a person is charged with an offence under section 8 of the Road Traffic Act in relation to a foreign vehicle it shall be a good defence if he proves to the satisfaction of the court that the vehicle first entered Tanzania not earlier than six days immediately preceding the date on which he was first charged with the offence.

6.   Foreign commercial vehicles

   (1) Every foreign commercial vehicle in respect of which a valid licence issued under the provisions of the Foreign Commercial Vehicles (Licensing) Act * exists, shall, during the validity of such licence, be exempt from the provisions of section 8 of the Road Traffic Act *, which requires every motor vehicle to be registered under that Act.

   (2) For the purposes of this paragraph "foreign commercial vehicle" has the meaning assigned to that expression in the Foreign Commercial Vehicles (Licensing) Act.

7.   Revocation of G.N. No. 161 of 1974

   [Revokes the Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles) (Exemption from Registration) Order.]

SCHEDULE
FORM OF APPLICATION FOR PERMIT

   I, ................................................................................................................................
of ...................................................................................................................................
hereby apply for a foreign vehicle permit in respect of the following vehicle:

   (a)   Description of the vehicle ...................................................................................

   (b)   Name of the owner ............................................................................................

   (c)   Country of registration ........................................................................................

   (d)   Registration Number ..........................................................................................

My address while in Tanzania shall be ................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................

   I declare that the above particulars are true and that no foreign vehicle permit was issued in respect of the above vehicle in this country during the current calendar year.

...............................................
Date

...............................................
Name of the owner

Fees

Fee for foreign vehicle permit: US$ 20 or its equivalent in convertible currency for non-commercial motor vehicles of the capacity to carry up to nine passengers upon expiry of seven days following the day of entry and thereafter a further US$ 20 for every 30 days of stay in the country.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (SPECIFIED OFFENCES) ORDER

G.Ns. Nos.
339 of 1985
447 of 1985

1.   Citation and application

   This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (Specified Offences) Order and shall apply throughout Mainland Tanzania.

2.   Notification form

   The Notification Form prescribed in the First Schedule to this Order shall be used by a police officer in respect of specified offences in terms of section 95 of the Act.

3.   Specified offences

   The offences outlined in the Second Schedule to this Order are hereby specified as offences to which section 95 of the Act shall apply.

4.   Penalties

   The Penalty shall be one hundred shillings for every offence specified in Part I of the Second Schedule and fifty shillings for every offence specified in Part II of the same Schedule.

5.   Revocation of previous Orders

   [Revokes any Order previously issued in respect of specified offences.]

FIRST SCHEDULE
NOTIFICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENCE

(Paragraph 2)

THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT

(Section 95(1), (3) and (10)(a) and (b))

To ..................................................................................................................................

Address ..........................................................................................................................

1.   You are charged with offence(s) No(s) ..................................... (see reverse) in that you–

   (a)   .........................................................................................................................

   (b)   .........................................................................................................................

   (c)   .........................................................................................................................
at (place) ................................... on the ......................... day of .........................
20........ at ....................... a.m./p.m.

2.   If you do NOT wish to plead guilty to the offence(s), you are hereby required to complete Part A on the reverse of this form and send this Notification, by prepared registered post or by hand, to–

   The ....................................................... Court .........................................................
so as to reach the court within ten days from the date of the service of this Notification.

3.   If you do wish to plead guilty to the offence(s) you should complete the admission of guilt set out in Part B on the reverse of this form and send this Notification, together with the statutory penalty for each offence to which you plead guilty, by prepaid registered post of by hand, to the above named court so as to reach the court within ten days from the date of service of this Notification.

4.   WARNING–Failure to send this Notification to the court completed in either Part A or Part B in respect of each of the charges set out in paragraph 1 above, within twenty-eight days from the date of service is an offence.

5.   Vehicle Details

Issued by–

   Make ...................................................

No. Rank and Name.....................................

   Type ....................................................

Station .......................................................

   Reg. No. ...............................................

Date ..........................................................

   Signature of person upon whom Notification served


   For Police Use

For Court use

(ON RESERVE SIDE)

THE STATUTORY PENALTY FOR EVERY OFFENCE IN PART I IS SHS. 500/= AND FOR EVERY OFFENCE IN PART II IS SHS. 100/=.

PART A.–NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO ANSWER CHARGES

I ......................................................................................................................................
of ....................................................................................................................................
(Residential or business address) ......................................................................................
........................................................................................................................................
(Postal address) ...............................................................................................................
intend to answer the charge(s) No.(s) .................................................................................
in paragraph 1 of this Notification .......................................................................................

Signature ..................................................


Date .........................................................

PART B.–ADMISSION OF GUILT

I ......................................................................................................................................
of ....................................................................................................................................
(Residential or business address) ......................................................................................
(Postal address) ...............................................................................................................
plead guilty to the charge(s) No.(s) ............................................................... in paragraph 1
of this Notification I enclose Shs. .................. being the statutory penalty(ies) for the offence(s) to which I plead guilty.

Signature ..................................................


Date .........................................................

SECOND SCHEDULE
SPECIFIED OFFENCES

(Paragraph 3)

THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT

(Section 95(1))

PART I
OFFENCES RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES

No.

Nature of Offence

Section of Road Traffic Act or Rule of Traffic Rules

1.

Use of motor vehicle without registration ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 8(1), (2).

2.

Identification marks not fixed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 14(1), (2), (3), (4), (5).

3.

Failure to carry Certificate of registration in the vehicle ...

s. 13(1), (2).

4.

Driving without a valid driving licence ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 19(1), (2).

5.

Failure to display identification marks for vehicle used for driving lessons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 22.

6.

Offences relating to driving instructions ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 37(a), (b), (c), (d), (e).

7.

Condition of motor vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 39(1)(a), (b), 2 and 3

8.

Failure to stop at railway crossing ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 55(1)(a), (b), (c).

9

Driving unreasonably slowly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 56.

10.

Riding in dangerous position .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 58(1), (2), (3), (4).

11.

Pillion riding ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 59(1), (2).

12.

Obstructing the driver of a motor vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 60(1), (2), (3).

13.

Causing damage to a motor vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 61.

14.

Owner of public service vehicle failing to mark vehicle with name and address and maximum number of passengers and weight of goods ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 47(1).

15.

Conveying on motor omnibus goods not belonging to passengers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 53(1).

16.

Failing to carry reflectors on motor vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 44(1).

17.

Unnecessary sounding of a horn ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 39(3).

18.

Stopping motor vehicle within twenty-five feet from the corner in township ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 35(2)(b).

19.

Failing to draw vehicle to nearside of road when stopping in township ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 35(2)(h).

20.

Failing to stop vehicle on request or signal of Police ... ... ...

s. 113(1), (2).

21.

Failing to conform to indication given by traffic sign ... ... ...

s. 113.

22.

Driver of motor vehicle hauling four-wheeled trailer exceeding speed limit ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 33(f).

23.

Driver of commercial, heavy duty or public service vehicle exceeding the speed limit ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 60.

24.

Driving or causing a motor vehicle to be used on a road while any load is not well secured ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 30(1)(e).

25.

Driving or causing a motor vehicle to be used on a road when it has defective tyres ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 30(1)(e).

26.

Failure of employer to keep record of driver ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 79.

27.

Failure of owner or hirer to give identity of driver ... ... ... ...

s. 80(a), (b).

28.

Failure to remove broken down vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 85(1) (2)(a), (b), (3)(a), (b) and (4).

29.

Failure to remove a vehicle from a parking place ... ... ... ...

s. 86(1)(a), (b) and (2).

30.

Driving or drawing up a motor vehicle on a footpath ... ...

s. 113.

PART II
OFFENCES RELATING TO BICYCLES

No.

Nature of Offence

Section of Road Traffic Act or Rule of Traffic Rules

1.

Riding a bicycle in a prohibited manner ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 101.

2.

Using a bicycle which has no effective brakes ... ... ... ... ...

R. 32.

3.

Using a bicycle which has no bell, horn or other prescribed instrument ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

s. 107.

4.

Riding a bicycle which has no lights ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 43(1).

5.

Failing to carry reflector on a bicycle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

R. 44(1)(II).

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (NOTIFICATION OF OFFENCES) ORDER

G.Ns. Nos.
159 of 1991
34 of 1994

   1. This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (Notification of Offences) Order.

   2. This Order shall apply to Mainland Tanzania.

   3. The offences specified in the Schedule hereto, are offences to which punishment without prosecution shall apply and notification of the offences committed shall be given in a Police Form No. 101.

SCHEDULE

PART I
OFFENCES RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES

1.

Use of motor vehicle without registration ..........................

s. 8(1), (2).

2.

Failure to fix identification marks ......................................

s. 14(1), (2), (3), (4), (5).

3.

Failure to carry certificate of registration in the vehicle........

s. 13(1), (2).

4.

Driving without a valid driving licence ................................

s. 19(1), (2).

5.

Failure to display identification marks for vehicles used for driving lessons ..............................................................

s. 22.

6.

Offences relating to driving instructions ............................

s. 37(a), (b), (c), (d), (e).

7.

Offences relating to condition of motor vehicle for use on a road .............................................................................

s. 39(1)(a), (b), (2) and (3).

8.

Failure to tighten a safety belt and/or failure to wear a helmet ..........................................................................

s. 39(11)(a), (b), (c).

9.

Failure to stop at a railway crossing ................................

s. 55(1)(a), (b), (c).

10.

Driving unreasonably slowly ...........................................

s. 56.

11.

Riding in dangerous position ..........................................

s. 58(1), (2), (3), (4).

12.

Restriction pillion riding ..................................................

s. 59(1), (2).

13.

Obstructing a driver of a motor vehicle .............................

s. 60(1), (2), (3).

14.

Causing damage to a motor vehicle .................................

s. 61.

15.

Careless or inconsiderate use of motor vehicles ................

s. 50.

16.

Owner of a public service vehicle failing to mark/print name and address, maximum number of passengers and weight of goods on the right or off side of a vehicle ............

R. 47(1).

17.

Conveying on motor omnibus goods not belonging to passengers ....................................................................

R. 53(1).

18.

Failing to carry reflectors on motor vehicle ........................

R. 44(1).

19.

Unnecessary sounding of horn, etc. .................................

R. 39(3).

20.

Stopping a motor vehicle within twenty-five feet from a corner in township ..........................................................

R. 35(2)(b).

21.

Failing to draw the vehicle on the left or near side of the road when stopping in township .......................................

R. 35(h).

22.

Failing to stop a vehicle ..................................................

s. 113(2).

23.

Failing to comply with road traffic ....................................

s. 46 and s. 113.

24.

Hauling a four-wheeled trailer beyond speed limit ..............

R. 33(h).

25.

Driving a commercial vehicle heavy duty or public service vehicle beyond speed limit ..............................................

R. 60.

26.

Driving or causing a motor vehicle or trailer to be driven with load not well secured .....................................................

R. 30(1)(e).

27.

Driving or causing a motor vehicle to be used on the road with defective tyres .......................................................

R. 30(1)(i).

28.

Employer failing to keep record of a driver .......................

R. 79.

29.

Failure of the owner of hirer of a motor vehicle to give identity of driver ..............................................................

s. 80(a), (b).

30.

Failure to remove broken down vehicle .............................

s. 85(1), (2)(a), (b), (3)(a), (b), (4).

31.

Failure to remove a vehicle from parking place .................

s. 86(1)(a), (b), (2).

32.

Driving or parking a motor vehicle on a foot path ...............

s. 50.

PART II
OFFENCES RELATING TO BICYCLE/TRICYCLE

1.

Riding a bicycle in a prohibited manner

2.

Riding a bicycle which has no effective brake ................

R. 32.

3.

Using a bicycle/tricycle which has no horn, bell or other prescribed instrument .....................................................

s. 107.

4.

Riding a bicycle/tricycle which has no lights ...................

R. 43.

5.

Failing to carry reflector on a bicycle ...............................

R. 44(1)(ii).

   Punishment for each offence under Part I is a fine of Shs. 10,000/= and under Part II is a fine of Shs. 1,000/=.

REGULATIONS

THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

G.Ns. Nos.
51 of 1933
86 of 1938
30 of 1939
37 of 1939
278 of 1939
346 of 1941
392 of 1941
280 of 1942
4 of 1943
153 of 1943
359 of 1943
409 of 1943
64 of 1944
202 of 1944
244 of 1944
173 of 1945
48 of 1946
243 of 1946
271 of 1946
56 of 1947
81 of 1947
93 of 1947
141 of 1948
171 of 1948
242 of 1948
255 of 1948
32 of 1949
103 of 1949
282 of 1949
1 of 1951
17 of 1951
78 of 1951
114 of 1951
27 of 1952
132 of 1952
194 of 1952
200 of 1952
319 of 1952
320 of 1952
93 of 1953
156 of 1953
179 of 1953
183 of 1953
205 of 1953
213 of 1953
247 of 1953
81 of 1954
40 of 1954
207 of 1954
317 of 1954
22 of 1955
26 of 1955
92 of 1956
94 of 1955
95 of 1955
169 of 1955
278 of 1955
291 of 1955
414 of 1955
444 of 1955
18 of 1956
114 of 1956
213 of 1956
353 of 1956
150 of 1957
265 of 1957
322 of 1958
373 of 1959
8 of 1960
47 of 1960
62 of 1960
270 of 1960
13 of 1961
14 of 1961
90 of 1961
167 of 1961
92 of 1961
394 of 1961
285 of 1963
600 of 1963
390 of 1964
523 of 1964
152 of 1966
265 of 1966
274 of 1966
296 of 1966
430 of 1968
290 of 1969
465 of 1970
104 of 1973
187 of 1976
105 of 1976
106 of 1976
42 of 1979
161 of 1982
46 of 1984
386 of 1986
395 of 1987
407 of 1987
161 of 1989
165 of 1990
115 of 1992
117 of 1996
239 of 1997
177 of 2001

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Act" means the Road Traffic Act *;

   "axle weight" means the aggregate weight transmitted to the road surface by the several wheels attached to the axle-tree and when a vehicle is loaded;

   "diameter of a wheel" means the diameter of a wheel including the depth of any tyres measured, in the case of pneumatic tyres, when they are normally inflated for use on a road;

   "power-assisted bicycle" means a bicycle or tricycle fitted with an auxiliary internal combustion engine having a maximum cylinder capacity of not more than 35 cubic centimetres;

   "reflective material" means material conforming to the requirements and specifications set out in the Eighth Schedule;

   "road authority" means the person or body appointed as such under the provisions of the Highways;

   "small livestock" means sheep, goats, swine and other domestic animals of a small or smaller size;

   "wheel load" means the load transmitted to the road surface by one wheel or by two wheels when the distance of any two wheels between their centres of road contact does not exceed 18 inches.

PART II
REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (regs 3-8A)

3.   Register

   (1) Every licensing authority shall keep a register for the registration of motor vehicles.

   (2) The register of vehicles shall be kept in such a form as to show the particulars set out in the form of application prescribed in the First Schedule.

4.   Application to register

   Every person who applies to register a motor vehicle shall lodge with the licensing authority an application in duplicate duly completed in the Form A set out in the First Schedule.

5.   Entry in register

   The licensing authority on receipt of any such application and fee shall, subject to the provisions of these rules, forthwith register the vehicle and shall issue a certificate of registration in the Form J:

   Provided that on an application for the first registration of any vehicle in the United Republic other than a vehicle registered in Kenya or Uganda, such vehicle shall not be registered and no certificate of registration issued unless the licensing authority is satisfied by a certificate under the hand of the Commissioner of Customs or his delegate that all customs dues, if any, relating to that vehicle have been paid.

6.   Transfer of vehicle

   On the transfer of a vehicle the transferor shall within seven days of the date of such transfer furnish the licensing authority with the name and place of residence of the transferee and the date of the transfer. The transferee shall comply with the provisions of section 16 of the Act and before forwarding the certificate of registration to the licensing authority shall enter thereon the particulars set out in Form J with respect to the transfer of ownership. The Licensing Authority shall transfer the registration in its register on payment of the prescribed fee.

6A.   Plates to be marked with red reflective material

   In the case of a motor vehicle registered both under the Traffic Act and the relevant law of any other country, each of the plates constituting identification marks of registration under the Act shall be marked with a square with each of its sides of not less than two centimetres, of red, reflective material, on each of the four corners of the plate.

7.   Amendment of register

   If any circumstance (other than a change of ownership) occurs in relation to any motor vehicle, which affects the accuracy of any particulars entered as respects that vehicle in the register, the owner of the vehicle shall forthwith inform the authority with which it has been registered, and the authority shall thereupon, without fee, cause the register to be amended accordingly.

8.   Copy of entries to be supplied to central registrar, and, on request, to other licensing authorities or to police

   (1) Every licensing authority shall supply without delay to the central registrar a copy of every entry made in its register and shall, upon application being made to it by any other licensing authority under the Act, or by any police officer, forthwith provide without fee a copy of the entries in its register relating to any specified vehicle.

   (2) Any member of the public, on showing reasonable cause, may on payment of the prescribed fee inspect the register of a licensing authority or of the central registrar and such licensing authority or central registrar shall also supply to any person applying for a copy of the entries relating to any specified vehicle, a copy of those entries on payment of the prescribed fee if such person shows that he has a reasonable cause for requiring such a copy.

Inspection of register

   (3) An officer of the Government may, in his official capacity, without fee, at all reasonable times inspect the register and take copies of any entries in it.

Filing by central registrar

   (4) The central registrar shall file and keep all copies of such entries and copies of applications for licences furnished in pursuance of rule 24(2), and shall on request by any licensing authority or police officer supply such particulars in relation thereto as may be required.

Copy of entry or licence to be prima facie evidence

   (5) In any cause or matter relating to a vehicle or to a licence or permit issued under these Regulations any such copy of an entry or copy of a licence or permit produced by the central registrar or other officer deputed by him shall be prima facie evidence of any matter, fact or thing stated or appearing thereon.

8A.   Dual registration

   (1) No motor vehicle registered in any country outside Tanzania under the law of that country regulating registration and licensing of motor vehicles shall be registered under the Act unless the licensing authority to whom application for such registration in such other country has ceased to be effective or that upon registration under the Act the registration in such other country shall cease to be effective.

   (2) Where any motor vehicle registered under the Act is subsequently registered in any country other than Tanzania, then upon such registration the registration under the Act shall cease to be effective and the motor vehicle shall be deemed not to be registered under the Act.

   (3) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Regulation shall not apply to any commercial vehicle or public service vehicle carrying passenger or goods for hire or reward, or carrying goods in the course of the business of the owner, between Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia or such other country or countries as the Minister may by order prescribed for the purpose of this Regulation:

   Provided that a motor vehicle registered under the Act and also under the relevant law of any of the above countries shall carry such distinguishing marks as are specified by regulation 15.

PART III
LICENCES FOR VEHICLES (regs 9-14)

9.   Omitted

   [Deleted by G.N. No. 104 of 1973.]

9A.   Omitted

   [Deleted by G.N. No. 119 of 1960.]

10.-14.   Omitted

   [Deleted by G.N. No. 104 of 1973.]

PART IV
IDENTIFICATION MARKS ON VEHICLES (regs 15-23)

15.   Form of identification mark on motor vehicle

   The identification mark to be carried by a motor vehicle in pursuance of section 7 of the Act, shall consist of two plates which shall conform as to lettering, numbering and otherwise with the provisions set out in the Third Schedule and shall be kept clean and visible at all times:

   Provided that where under rule 8 a motor vehicle may lawfully be registered under the Act as well as in another country specified in paragraph (3) of that rule, the plates which constitute identification marks of registration under the Act shall, with effect from 1st August, 1973, conform with such further requirements as are specified in the Third Schedule.

16.   Position of identification mark

   (1) The plates forming the identification mark shall be fixed on a motor vehicle, one on the front and the other on the back, in an upright position, so that every letter or figure on the plate is upright and easily distinguishable, in the case of a front plate, from in front and, in the case of the back plate, from behind.

Identification mark on motor cycle

   (2) In the case of a motor cycle the place fixed on the front of the cycle may, if it is a plate having duplicate faces conforming with the Third Schedule, be fixed so that from whichever side the cycle is viewed the letters or figures on one or other face of the plate are easily distinguishable, though they may not be distinguishable from the front of the cycle.

Motor vehicles covered by general licence

   (3) In the case of a motor vehicle which is covered by a general licence the plates may be hung or fastened upon any conspicuous parts of the vehicle in such a manner as shall enable them to be plainly discernible the one from the front and the other from behind the vehicle.

   (4) Subject to the provisions of this rule the plates forming the identification mark shall be fixed on the motor vehicle in such a position as the licensing authority directs.

Identification mark when trailer used

   (5) Where a motor vehicle is used to haul a trailer upon any road there shall be attached to the rear portion of the trailer the identification mark belonging to the motor vehicle which is hauling it in the same manner as such identification mark is required to be fixed to the rear of such motor vehicle when used alone. If the vehicle is used to haul more than one trailer then the identification marks shall be fixed in the manner herein prescribed to the rearmost of such trailers.

17.   Identification mark on carriages other than trailers, bicycles and tricycles

   (1) The identification mark to be affixed upon licensed carriages other than trailers, bicycles and tricycles shall be a metal plate of such size and colour or colours as may be determined by the Minister from time to time the shape may be varied according to the class of carriage for which it is to be used. Upon the plate shall be inscribed the letters T.T. and a serial number which shall be of such size as the Minister may determine.

Where to be fixed

   (2) The identification mark for carriages other than trailers, bicycles and tricycles shall be affixed to the rear portion of the vehicle in such visible position as the licensing authority may direct, and no identification mark other than a current identification mark shall be affixed to the vehicle.

Maximum load, etc., to be painted on carriages

   (3) In any case where a licensing authority issues a licence and fixes a maximum load or number of passengers to be carried by any carriage, the owner or person having control thereof shall cause the maximum load or number of passengers which the carriage is licensed to carry to be painted thereon in legible roman letters and figures, not less than one inch in height and shall cause such markings to be from time to time repaired or renewed as often as may be necessary to keep the said letters and figures clearly legible and easily distinguishable.

   (4) It shall not be necessary to register a trailer nor shall it carry any identification marks other than those relating to the vehicle which hauls it upon a road in the manner required by rule 16(5).

18.   Identification mark on bicycles and tricycles

   (1) The identification mark to be carried by bicycles and tricycles shall be a metal plate circular in shape and of such colour or colours and pattern as the Minister may determine. Upon the plate shall be inscribed the letters T.T. and a serial number which shall be of such size as the Minister may decide.

   (2) Identification marks on bicycles and tricycles shall be kept attached to the left or near side of the hub of the front wheel.

   (3) No identification mark other than a current identification mark shall be affixed to any bicycle.

19.   Transfer of identification mark

   Save as provided in rule 19A and rule 23 of these Rules it shall be unlawful to transfer any such identification mark from one motor vehicle, trailer or carriage to another.

19A.   Particular identification marks

   Upon application being made in the Form A set out in the First Schedule, in so far as it is appropriate, by the owner of a registered vehicle and upon payment of the prescribed fee, the Licensing Authority may transfer the identification mark from that vehicle to any other vehicle owned by the applicant whereupon if that other vehicle is currently registered the registration mark shall be cancelled forthwith, a new registration mark shall be allotted and a new certificate of registration in the Form J shall be issued:

   Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to permit the transfer of the licence from one vehicle to another vehicle and any licence substituting at the time of the transfer of a registration mark shall be delivered to the Licensing Authority for cancellation.

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