A ban on driving 4×4 vehicles on beaches will not be reconsidered, The Star newspaper reported on Tuesday. “Neither the prohibition nor the restriction of the recreational use of vehicles is currently being reconsidered due to the positive impact it is having on the ecology of the South African coastal zone,” Water and Environmental Affairs…Details
Question: Do 6 tonner trucks have seat belts and if so would it be an offense not to use them? Answer: No the SANS specification only requires seat belts for goods vehicles up to 3 500 kg GVM, but if the vehicle is fitted with a seat belt the driver must wear it in terms of…Details
The Arrive Alive website received an email during the past week alerting the public to a “new method to steal cars. We would like to share this email: “Please share this information with your family, friends and clients… VIN NUMBER – WARNING! So simple, I would have NEVER thought about someone doing that!!!! Here is…Details
I would like some guidance with regard to the Traffic Regulations concerning the carrying of one 210-litre drum of petrol/diesel from the filling station to our school.
You do not need to comply with the Dangerous goods legislation. Petrol is exempt to 500 litres and diesel to a 1000 litres.
Question: When can a car been towed away. is there a law that give me permission to tow away a vehicle when there are outstanding parking fines. Answer: If it is standing on a public road the traffic department must tow it away. Not because of the traffic fines but due to the fact that…Details
Toyota South Africa Motors has just announced prices of one of the most eagerly awaited cars, the all-new Toyota 86, which officially debuts locally with the standard model on the 16th July. This will be followed shortly by two high-spec versions later in the month. With a starting price of just R298 500 (incl. VAT) for…Details
Question: Where does one find a Public Weighbridge so that one can check the weight of a vehicle or trailer? I just want to make sure that when my off road trailer is fully loaded, water, fuel, etc etc that it is within the GVM weight. Answer: There is no such thing as a public…Details
A woman who claimed she had been hijacked to cover up an alleged affair with a younger man has been charged with perjury. The 63-year-old woman from Letlhabile cannot be named as she has yet to appear in court. Pretoria Central spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Poortman said the woman reported the hijacking at the Letlhabile police…Details
Five men, thought to be part of a car theft syndicate, have been arrested in Garsfontein, Pretoria police said on Thursday. The men were arrested on Wednesday when patrolling police stopped and searched a vehicle which had been reported as stolen, Warrant Officer Annabel Middleton said. “Police found several items used for car breaking inside…Details
Question: Could you let me know what the maximun number of passengers are permitted on a taxi? Answer: The legislation defines a minibus as a vehicle that is designed for more than 9 but not more than 16 passengers. A midibus is from 17 to 35 seats. If you only need to cater for minibuses 16…Details