How can tracking technology help fleet owners streamline accident management?

We have previously written about vehicle telematics and tracking technology and how this impacts on road safety and car insurance. But do we understand how it works and how it can assist the owners of fleets of vehicles in their accident management? We approached the experts at C-track Fleet Management to enquire how fleet management…

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What is the right interpretation of the traffic sign RT214?

Question: What is the right interpretation of the traffic sign RT214? Answer: Sign TR214 means that overtaking is prohibited for the next 500 metres. It is a regulatory sign and therefore the rule must be obeyed. The yellow background indicates that this is a temporary situation, such as during road repairs or construction, where it…

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How does a private nursing sister get her vehicle registered as an emergency vehicle in KwaZulu Natal?

Question: How does a private nursing sister get her vehicle registered as an emergency vehicle in KwaZulu Natal? Answer: The nursing sister must submit a letter in writing to our driving licence and legislation stating the reason why she requires the exemption and fax to 033 3455839 for attention Ms. Varusha Chetty. The MEC or…

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AA warns Gauteng Tolls roads will dramatically increase cost of driving

Toll rates spell doom and gloom for Gauteng motorists “The announcement of SANRAL’s 40 cents a kilometre means horrific implications for the motorist, not to mention the nasty dent it will put in the freight industry’s pocket,” said the AA’s Gary Ronald. Before discounts, toll road users are looking at a flat rate of 40…

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Validity period of a roadworthy test to be 21 days and not 6 months.

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How long will a roadworthy test be valid before vehicle registration?

Amendment 17- Roadworthy certificate: Validity of tests:

Please note that the validity period of a roadworthy test was amended on 25/11/2010 to be 21 days and not 6 months.

Tests done before the 21 day period are not accepted at the registering authority

Vehicles registered after 1 July 2011 will have to be marked with microdots

Newly proposed legislation is aimed at preventing vehicle loss from theft and hijacking. This legislation that would require newly registered vehicles to be marked with microdots might prove to be a deterrent to vehicle thieves in South Africa! What are these proposed amendments? Draft Amendment 19 is published in Government Gazette 33979 of 1 February…

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Who are the 2011 World Car of the Year finalists?

The shortlist of cars to make the 2011 World Car of the Year contest have been announced. The six finalists in the World Green Car category are: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition Chevrolet Volt Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Nissan LEAF Smart electric drive Eligible cars had to be all-new or substantially revised, in…

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Truck licences still valid for cars after review by Transport Department

Yesterday we shared a blog post titled “Car Insurance to be affected by amended Road Traffic Act“. Of specific importance was the amended regulation: Amendment on heavy motor vehicle licences As of 1 February 2011 persons who obtain driving licences for a code C, C1, EC or EC1 driving licence will not be allowed to…

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Car Insurance to be affected by amended Road Traffic Act

As of 1 February 2011 there will be several amendments to the Road Traffic Act coming into effect. There is one specific amendment that the car insurance industry might like to take note of: Amendment on heavy motor vehicle licences As of 1 February 2011 persons who obtain driving licences for a code C, C1,…

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