If you are guilty of a traffic offence – Stop the excuses and Pay the Penalty!!

Question: I a Maintenance Investigator at Brakpan Magistrate Court and on the 25/11/2013 i was attending to one of my cases in Pretoria CBD. I was using a state vehicle and i parked it on bus parking terminal as there was no parking available around, i left my identity card on the deshboard to show…

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Alexander Forbes Insurance warns South Africans to be aware of car jamming

Following a series of car jamming incidents Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) cautions South Africans to be alert of this emergent crime. Car jamming occurs when criminals block a car’s remote by using an appliance that operates on the same frequency. “It is official, the signal from an electronic gate controller could interfere with your remote…

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eTolls: How SA compares globally [INFOGRAPHIC]

With e-tolls for Gauteng motorists in effect as of today amid much apprehension, many motorists are still unfamiliar to the concept and uncertain on what the associated costs will be – perhaps with intention. Direct Axis, the financial services specialists firm, have compiled an infographic which provides additional information on the costs associated with e-tolling…

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Stock supply issues continue to affect November new vehicle sales

Further SATAWU industrial action impacts on distribution networks    02 December 2013: Stock supply issues in the wake of the recent industrial action continued to affect local sales last month, according to the latest figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). Rudolf Mahoney, Head of Research at WesBank, South…

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Justice Project South Africa seeks clarity with regards to eToll Prosecutions

With the launch date of the eTolling of Gauteng’s freeways looming large, Justice Project South Africa is somewhat bewildered that conflicting and unclear communications with respect to the intended prosecution of eToll detractors are still emanating from the Department of Transport and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL). As a result of the…

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Taxi driver lawlessness at intersections threaten the safety of all road users! [Dash cam video]

Today has seen much discussion on twitter on the recklessness of taxi drivers as yet another cyclist was badly injured when a minibus taxi crashes into the cyclist. There has been several requests from the cycling community for the enforcement of a 1,5 m gap from cyclists – a call answered in the Western Cape…

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Avoid endangering the lives of others by making the U-turn at Intersections!

On the Arrive Alive Road Safety website we have shared information on the dangers of making a U-Turn as well as info on safe driving at intersections / junctions. A road user emailed the above clip from his PapaGo dashboard camera of a truck performing an illegal U-turn at an Intersection. It is clear to…

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The dangers of binge drinking – Know the facts and Think Safety!!

The danger of heavy drinking and drug use by school leavers should not be downplayed ahead of this year’s Matric celebrations. With thousands of matriculants set to descend on KwaZulu-Natal’s coastal towns for their festive season revelry, Rescue Care Paramedics have been placed on high alert. Hundreds of teenage revellers, on the back of months…

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