Do I have to keep the yellow reflective tape on my minibus?

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…

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Sharing eNaTIS with South African neighbours will help combat cross-border vehicle theft

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…

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MiWay now provides insurance for bikers by bikers

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…

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How dangerous is prolonged driving at night?

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…

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What are the standards for road markings within a townhouse complex?

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”…

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Why should women drivers consider Pay As You Drive car insurance?

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…

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