BMW recalls vehicles in US on oil leak that could affect power assisted braking

Detroit – BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking. The German automaker says the recall covers X5 SUVs in the US from the 2007 through 2010 model years. The vehicles were made between September 12, 2006, and March 18, 2010. They have eight-cylinder…

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Judges enforce cap on contingency fees for personal injury claims after car accidents

The North Gauteng High Court has put a stop to lawyers taking more than their 25% share of the payout when acting on a contingency basis, a decision which personal injury lawyers say they will appeal against, notes a report in The Mercury. A full Bench of three judges confirmed any contingency fee agreements which…

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Which resources can help me in preparing for the Learner’s Licence and the Driving Licence test?

Question: Good day, There is a new computerised learner test system in use, but the passing rate has dropped to about 12%. I am one for learner licence applicants to study all the signs, rules and controls and not make use of a fraudulent method to obtain a learners licence, but please advice on how to assist…

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What the correct placement position of speed limit signage should be on trucks/horse & trailer?

Question: Could you tell me what the correct placement position of speed limit signage should be on trucks/horse & trailer? Answer: Reg 293 applies. As far as I understand it just needs to be on the rear of the vehicle. (2) (a) There may be displayed on the rear of a goods vehicle contemplated in…

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What are the Rules of the Road on passengers standing in buses?

Question: I am concerned about the safety of pupils who travel on school buses and made to stand. What are the laws relating to this and how can drivers be educated on this matters. It seems to me a person standing is likely to suffer serious injury. Please can you advise on this matter and…

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Second annual Clayton House Golf Day in aid of QuadPara Association of South Africa [QASA]

Every South African is well aware of the road death toll in South Africa. It is however extremely easy to lose sight of the thousands of people per annum that are not killed in car accidents but have a life changing event that may result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Many events other than car accidents…

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What do the Rules of the Road require where lanes merge from the side?

Question: We often find side-swipe collisions where lanes merge from the side onto the highways. I believe the law in Australia requires the following: The ‘Form One Lane’ rule requires a driver to give way to a vehicle in another lane is that vehicle is in front of the driver’s vehicle as the lanes merge.…

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Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop 2013

  We wish to invite you to register for our Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop. An electronic or printed version of our National Road Traffic Act Compilation and other course documents are available. Please indicate your preference on the registration documentation. VENUES: 21 May 2013 – Stellenbosch (Spier) 23 May 2013 – Durban (Garden Court…

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What are the Rules of the Road regarding the display of a licence disk on my windscreen?

Question: What are the rules regarding the display of license disks on a windscreen? Answer: Regulation 36 applies: Display of licence disc or licence and roadworthy certificate disc Reg 36. (1) The owner of a motor vehicle shall display a licence disc or licence and roadworthy certificate disc, whichever the case may be, issued in…

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