Traffic as an elective subject is an independent subject, and students may take the subject without taking the Basic Traffic Course. In order for the elective subject to be approved as a Basic Traffic Course, the school must meet the following requirements:
The student must
- attend the entire first aid training and at least 80 percent of the 57 hours (periods) the elective subject comprises.
- be in year 9 or 10
- take the night driving course at a driving school
The teacher must
- be an approved driving instructor, or a teacher with a Category B driving licence and specialised training approved by the Directorate of Roads.
The elective must be taught in a class with no more than 18 students.