What is the law at this moment about transporting people on back of a bakkie/ goods vehicle?

Question: According to your website there is no law against the carrying of workers on the back of a bakkie . The JPD has been issuing fines for this for one of the contractors working for us – could you possibly clarify this for us? Answer: You are allowed to carry passengers as long as…

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What does the Rules of the Road require on visibility and distance a driver must see ahead?

Question: My truck, abnormal vehicle, was driving on the N11 and was stopped by a traffic officer claiming visibility is poor. The driver in turn claimed he could see well ahead of him. Now how far must the driver be able to see, or is it about other vehicles seeing him from behind? Your kind…

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Is there a size limitation on an advertisement displayed in the back window of my vehicle?

Question: I recently had the privilege  to ride in a car that’s  rear window had a full blown textured advertisement on it. To my shock I discovered that if the sun shines on the rear window I can see nothing. When I tried to reverse I found that unless I can see an object directly…

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What does Regulation 212 stipulate about legally required tread depth of tyres?

Regulation 212. Tyres No person shall operate on a public road – (a) a motor vehicle, other than a tractor or trailer, which is equipped with a metal tyre; (b) a tractor or trailer, other than an animal-drawn vehicle, which is equipped with a metal tyre of less than 130 millimetres in width; Prepared by:…

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SAIDI says it has workable solutions for concerns about lack of driver training

South Africa was rocked by the news report on Tuesday 14th October 2014 that a a shocking crash occurred on the N12 Alberton freeway. Four innocent people were killed and 57 or thereabouts, were injured. The next morning at 8am the Honourable Minister of Transport, Ms D. Peters, announced that a lack of driver training…

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Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes claim Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage win

South Africa’s Yellow Jersey wearers, Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) claimed a second consecutive stage win when they outsprinted a small lead group on Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Wednesday. Second place went to the German Team Bulls pair of Tim Bohme and…

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Toyota Hybrid: Seven million and counting

Toyota has posted an impressive global milestone with confirmation it has sold its seven-millionth hybrid vehicle, further entrenching the Japanese automaker as the world’s favourite car brand. Noteworthy is the pace at which Toyota’s worldwide hybrid vehicle sales continue to accelerate – the latest million-unit-sales record was achieved in a staggering nine months. As at…

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Smarter execution for Suzuki’s Grand Vitara Summit

Exterior update creates fresher appearance Upgraded interior employs upmarket finishes Tried and tested mechanical underpinnings remain unchanged Suzuki Auto South Africa has upgraded the Summit version of its popular Grand Vitara compact SUV. Instantly recognisable is the updated grille, now finished in dark silver, while the roof rails are now finished in silver. The 18-inch…

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Severe damages and injuries from weekend storm in Estcourt

KZN EMS paramedics and emergency officials responded to several areas in the Estcourt area, including the Phangweni, Rensberg and Loskop areas, which had been lashed by a severe thunder storm. Several people were injured in the storm and buildings were damaged. In the Phangweni area lighting stuck a thatch roof house. A lady and four…

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