What does the law say about alcohol consumption by passengers?

Question: I would like clarification on the rule in South Africa regarding the consumtion of alcohol by a passenger in a vehicle and also the transport of alcohol in that vehicle. Could you advise what the Rules of the Road say about this? Answer: At present this is not covered in Road Traffic legislation. Persons…

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California embraces benefits of Pay As You Drive car insurance

We have, by including a special category for Pay As You Drive on the Car Insurance Blog, given recognition to the importance to this distance based car insurance product. Pay As You Drive allows drivers to only pay a car insurance premium equitable to the distance that they travel – and hence the risk that…

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How many vehicles are in South Africa November 2010?

Do you know how many vehicles there are in South Africa? The vehicle population in South Africa is best found at eNaTIS. For ease of reference the statistics are presented according to vehicle class and per province. 31 October 2010 – Live vehicle population as per the National Traffic Information System – eNaTIS Interesting to…

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Which cities and towns in South Africa have the most and least traffic congestion?

In South Africa an estimated eight million vehicles travel on our roads daily and this figure grows by a staggering 20% every year*. Congestion affects millions of people every day, having serious effects on drivers’ health, businesses, society and the environment. With this in mind leading navigation company TomTom has revealed an immediate and cost-effective…

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121 arrested for drunk driving on Saturday night in JHB

A hundred and twenty one people were arrested on Saturday night for drunk driving in Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday. “The metro police held road blocks on main roads in Randburg, Soweto and Johannesburg CBD,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. “Those who were arrested were taken to alcohol evidence centres where they were breathalysed…

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Good intentions at the accident scene are not enough – caution is required!!

The Arrive Alive website has recently received information about emergency assistance on the N4 that might well have resulted in paralysis for an accident victim. We often find that witnesses try to render assistance with the best of intentions -but their over eagerness present additional safety concerns. Sometimes, even though difficult to refrain from jumping…

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Drunk Driver story from Australia

The Arrive Alive road safety website receives many interesting emails from regular visitors with information and advice about road safety across the world. Sometimes we also receive information of a less serious nature – and we would like to share this as well! Even though drunk driving is no joke – we can share a…

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Dealerships in Western Cape targeted by vehicle thieves

It appears that not only individual vehicle owners are now targeted by vehicle thieves -but also dealerships! These thieves are part of well organized vehicle syndicates – and dealerships will have to pay close attention to the safekeeping of their vehicles. Eyewitness News has learnt that a syndicate is targeting car dealerships across the Cape…

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