Police fight back against the scourge car theft and hi-jacking

During this weekend the South African Police Service conducted intelligence-driven disruptive operations in all nine provinces in an effort to fight back against the scourge car theft and hi-jacking. In a multidisciplinary approach members from our Crime Intelligence Unit, the Flying Squad, Dog Unit, Detectives and The Vehicle Investigation Services (VIS) targeted “backyard” panelbeaters, chop…

woman driver

Claims data for 2014 from Alexander Forbes proves women are better drivers

It is official – men claim more for vehicle damages than women, according to Alexander Forbes Insurance claims data for 2014. More claims made by men show that men probably drive more aggressively and at faster speeds than women said Estelle Viljoen, an executive for Actuarial, Underwriting and Procurement at Alexander Forbes Insurance. “The vehicle…


Free State police recover two hijacked vehicles

On 4 August 2015, swift police response resulted in the arrest of one suspect after they recovered two vehicles shortly after they were hijacked during two separate incidents; both incidents occurred in Dutton Street, Bloemfontein. The hijackings happened within a time difference of twenty minutes; the suspects allegedly used the same modus operandi of accosting…


What are the fire extinguisher size requirements for trucks?

Questions: We are a transport company with truck sizes ranging from 3.5 – 8 tons. What are the fire extinguisher size requirements for above mentioned vehicles? Answer: There are no fire extinguisher requirements for freight vehicles. There are only fire extinguisher requirements for Dangerous Goods Vehicles and for Passenger vehicles in Regulation 260 Fire extinguishers…


Poulter and Taylor all set for Nkomazi showdown

With just 14 points separating Castrol Team Toyota’s two drivers, Leeroy Poulter and Anthony Taylor, at the top of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship standings, round four of the six-round championship, the Nkomazi 450 in Malalane, promises to be a spectacular showdown between the two Toyota Hilux drivers. Poulter and navigator Rob Howie have so far…


Crashes and arrests after police chase to recover stolen vehicle

On Wednesday 29 July 2015 a lookout was issued for a Toyota Hilux which had been stolen in Arcadia, Pretoria. SAPS units spotted the stolen Hilux which was being escorted by two black VW Polo m/v’s. The suspicious vehicles split up and sped off, pursued by police units, including a police helicopter. The one black…