BMW Driver Training provides suggestions for more safety on the road

We would like to share advice and suggestions from the BMW Driver instructors on how to drive for increased safety on the road: Every time we pick up the car keys we are potentially placing ourselves at risk of being involved in a vehicle collision. Nearly all collisions are avoidable if we are prepared. Let’s…

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Road Traffic Legislation Update

The following Government Gazettes pertaining to road traffic and transport have been published: GG 35234  –  Abnormal Loads Exemption Permit Fees published in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Notice 297, 5 April 2012). GG 35236  –  Cross-border Road Transport Agency: Draft Guidelines for the consideration of cross-border road transport permits for the…

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National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) calls for responsible behaviour by young road users

With the Easter holidays upon us, it is an opportune time to reinforce the important need for road safety, discourage drinking and driving and warn against the effect of under-age drinking of alcohol. At the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) we are passionate about creating the framework for the youth of South Africa to meet…

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Live testing of e-toll transactions for Gauteng road users to start tomorrow

Road users in Johannesburg will soon have to pay more on their transportation costs. Despite efforts to challenge the Gauteng e-toll system it is merely a matter of how much we will pay and when the system is about to start. It appears that Sanral is getting all the back-office systems and technology in place…

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Road Traffic Update on Sanral Draft Regulations & Workshop Info

Draft regulations were published in terms of the South African National Roads Agency and National Roads Act, 1998 in Gazette 35182 of 27 March 2012. The draft regulations are published for comment and may be submitted before 16 April 2012. The provisions in the draft regulations basically copy the provisions that are already contained in…

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Transport Minister cautions drivers to also focus on vehicle fitness!

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has urged road users to exercise caution on the country’s roads over the Easter holidays. “We will focus on driver and vehicle fitness, wearing of seatbelts at all times, drinking and driving, fatigue, and pedestrian safety,” he said in a statement on Friday. “We have also issued an instruction that every…

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Slip of the foot and car plunges down embankment on Johannesburg highway

A woman’s car on Thursday landed nose-first on the N1 in Beyers Naude after she lost control of the car. She was in a Johannesburg car dealership to trade in her Mercedes for a new BMW. She got in her Mercedes outside the shop’s parking lot, and her foot got stuck on the accelerator. She…

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