Question: I hope we can get some clarity on these issues. We are an NGO with an education component where children are transported in our recently acquired Mercedes Sprinter 21 seater bus. We need the following questions answered please: 1) does this passenger bus require reflective tape around the whole vehicle? (bearing in mind transport…Details
Cross –border vehicle theft is one of the major contributors to vehicle loss in South Africa. Sharing the highly advanced eNaTIS system with neighbouring counties can assist in tracking stolen vehicles and reduce cross-border theft! Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Tuesday handed over the National Transport Information System (eNaTIS) to Namibia. “Car theft is one…Details
We have, on the Car Insurance Blog, also made reference to other specialized areas of insurance such as 4×4 vehicles, quad bikes etc. Something however often neglected is the insurance needs of bikers. Motorbikes and their owners need special attention and special expertise is required to meet the needs of bikers! Choosing your motorbike insurer…Details
In South Africa we often advise motorists to avoid driving late at night. The reasoning behind this has much to do with local driving conditions and some unique threats from the side of the road. These include: The difficulty in spotting potholes in the surface of the roads Obstructions such as rocks, debris and broken…Details
Question: I live on a farm with a public (gravel) road running through it. I have been told by a neighbour that I cannot merely cross from one side of the road to the other because the quad has no license. Any idea if this is true? Answer: A quadrucycle is exempt from registration (regulation…Details
Many preventable accidents occur within the safety of a townhouse complex. These accidents are mostly caused by inconsiderate driving behaviour and motorists who drive at inappropriate speeds around corners. We would like to share some info about the standards for road markings within a townhouse complex. Question: I need to paint the Road Marking “inside”…Details
A topic discussed on many blogs in recent weeks has been the legality of “women only insurance”. On Insurance Chat there has been reference to the fact that on the 1st of March, a decision will be made in Europe about the legality of using gender to determine insurance premiums. The European Court of Justice…Details
Three men were very drunk and they stopped a taxi…..the taxi driver figured that they were not in their right minds……so, he just switched on the engine for a few minutes and switched it off and told them : “we have arrived”…… The first man gave him money…..the second one thanked him…..but the third one….slapped…Details
Question: Is one permitted to drive scrambler bikes on normal urban roads and on highways? With the relevant license of course. Answer: If the vehicle has a licence that permits it to be used on public roads, then it can be ridden on public roads. This would include urban roads, provided the vehicle does not…Details
I would just like to know can you drive with a 125cc motorcycle on main road like the R59?
A licenced 125 cc motorcycle is allowed to be driven on any road provided the rider has a valid learner’s or driving licence for such a bike.