Question: Am I allowed to go with an automatic car for my licence, understanding that I am then only allowed to drive automatic? Driving school told me that I am no longer allowed to go with an automatic car. Answer: You are allowed to test using an automatic vehicle and you are correct your will…Details
We would like to share some insights on the grace period pertaining to driver license renewal: Question: Dear Sir/Madam I have just been to collect my drivers license from the Randburg offices and was told that I had to have my photograph and fingerprints retaken as their submission had been rejected by the service provider…Details
When Do you need a PrDP Licence? This was also discussed on Insurance Chat in a Blog post titled “When do you need a Professional Driving Permit?” We would also like to share 2 other requests for asisstance on this matter: Example 1: Question: I will required to transport clients (never more than 10 at…Details
Question: Can a traffic cop take your company vehicle’s(Quantum Panel VAN) license disc, hand a document to say it must go for a roadworthy and give no reason for the test??? Answer: Unfortunately, a traffic officer may do exactly what you described at his/her sole “discretion” and there is no operational standing order that they…Details
Question: I am looking to purchase my first bike – 1200cc Harley Sportster. I have had my vehicle licence from the age of 18 (I am now 36), but know I need to do the learners for motorbike. What book should I purchase that would have the relevant and correct information (study aid). I am…Details
A visitor to the Arrive Alive website shared a link to video footage of an amazing police chase. It appears that a truck driver who showed no signs of respect for the law endangered the lives of several others during a police chase which had all the elements of an action movie! Not only did…Details
Would you be able to advise as how much fuel can be carried in a trailer for use of the towing vehichle?
If you carry more than 500 litres you are carrying dangerous goods and need to have a PRDP and placarding on the vehicle.
Question: Hi – we were in KZN last week. My friend rides a Honda Goldwing trike, 1800cc. It is roadworthied and licenced. She was stopped in KZN and told that her trike is illegal and is not allowed on public roads. The stops were 20min at a time. No fine was issued, but warnings were…Details
We have discussed in several blog posts on this Blog the need for a full and complete disclosure. One of the important aspects to be disclosed to your insurer is the purpose of use. If you insure your vehicle for personal use but use the vehicle for business purposes, you may be deemed to act…Details
Road users are having to pay more and more for their driving! The fuel price will increase by 29 cents a litre on Wednesday. The diesel price is also going up by 16 cents a litre from next week. The increases come as new figures show that Producer Price Inflation, the increase in prices at…Details