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    Yesterday a friend of mine decided to drive his 4 door Wrangler in the nude, he took the top, tailgate and doors off and decided to come and show me how sexy it looks. We took a spin from Kempton Park to Greenstone, we had our safety belts on and all, but a cop stopped us and told us that it is illegal to drive like that and that he can take the licence disk, as the Jeep was not roadworthy.
    It took a while to explain that my friend also had a 1942 CJ2 that was roadworthy and it never had doors, I showed him pictures of my beach buggy on my phone, also no doors and only then did he let us go.
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    I think they could nail you for not having Mirrors maybe.
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    But a jeep is suppose to be dirt road legal....not road legal

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    He was stopped for not having mirrors. Law states that the vehicle should have two rear view mirrors.

    driving with the doors off and roof off are not illegal if the above law is adhered to.

    Hope this helps.

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    Is 2 rear view mirrors the law? I put a Anglia and CJ2 through the test a while back and they both only had one mirror? Factory fitted with no mods.
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    Funny he was more interested in the fact that we could fall out and that there were no side impact protection, he did not even mention the mirrors.
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    Anglia has one side rear mirror and one rear mirror in the car. That's why it went through the test

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.K. View Post
    Yesterday a friend of mine decided to drive his 4 door Wrangler in the nude,
    This is the problem, he is lucky to get away.
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    It is legal to drive a car without doors if it was homologated without doors, which the Wrangler is. As Andrew said they could have accused him of not having mirrors as you need the standard rearview mirror mounted to the windshield and atleast one other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.K. View Post
    Funny he was more interested in the fact that we could fall out and that there were no side impact protection, he did not even mention the mirrors.
    At least he cares about your safety! Most of them would let you drive home drunk if you pay him enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EttienneM View Post
    At least he cares about your safety! Most of them would let you drive home drunk if you pay him enough.
    Point is that the doors contain absolute nothing to protect you in a crash - same as the roof. No impact protection beams, nada. BUT the car was deemed safe enough to be driven on the road without any doors whatsoever.
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    there is nothing illegal about driving without doors.

    As mentioned - the only problem would be no rearview mirrors...

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    I think we all should print a copy of the appropriate laws out of the NRTA and keep it in the Jeep for such circumstances. They can't argue with what they should have already studied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    I think we all should print a copy of the appropriate laws out of the NRTA and keep it in the Jeep for such circumstances. They can't argue with what they should have already studied.
    Studied what, some dont even have a legal licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBJeep View Post

    Studied what, some dont even have a legal licence.
    The traffic guys SHOULD have studied the NRTA and therefore know our rights as Wrangler drivers.

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    we have traffic cops here in pe who themselves don't have drivers liscense.... course they have desk jobs i am sure lol..
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    Please we have traffic cops writing tickets etc and no drivers lisence whatsoever.
    Ok they are all over curved.

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    Where can I print the NRTA for driving my Wrangler without doors?I had a look but could find it. As I drive my Jeep a lot without doors.

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    Hi Wern84

    http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=70930
    think this is the act you are looking for

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    It's all about bribes! I'm in the transport business and at this time of year it realy get out of hand!

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