There is a plethora of road traffic legislation in South Africa, namely:

* Please note that despite the fact that the The Road Transport Act, (Act 29 of 1989) has been repealed in its entirety, certain provisions contained therein are supposedly still in force due to the fact that 23 Sections of the National Road Traffic Act, (Act 93 of 1996) have not yet commenced, almost 17 years after the National Road Traffic Act commenced.

As is usual with legislation, none of the aforementioned legislation regulates the manner in which offences which are committed in terms of the relevant Act are prosecuted, and therefore it is important to note that the following legislation is used to prosecute such offences: