We have received numerous questions relating to the “validity” of licenses pertaining to vehicles during the “lock down” period and how claims are being dealt with.
Regulation 6 [Validity period of licences] of Notice 544 of Government Gazette 43339 of 20 May 2020 [Extending the validity of learners’ licences, driving licences, licence discs, professional driving permits, and registrations of motor vehicles] has been amended, as follows:
1) All learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire during 26 March 2020 up to 31 August 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 January 2021.
2) All motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates that expired during 26 March 2020 until 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 August 2020.
3) Motor trade number licences that expired during 26 March 2020 until 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and are extended for a further grace period ending on 30 November 2020.
These extensions have been signed off by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula and Gazetted on 22 July 2020.
All motor claims will be dealt within the scope provided above and will not be delayed due the “expiry” of mentioned licenses.
We trust that this will clarify the uncertainties regarding the renewal process of the various licenses mentioned above and the claims handling process.
If you have any questions feel free to visit our website www.esbrokers.co.za
A copy of the gazette is also available on request.
Article courtesy of our Business partners, Brolink Administrators