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Important – There is NO new law allowing you to disobey traffic signals “after hours”

Question: To whom this may concern, I would like some clarity on a matter. A while ago, there was an announcement that road users may treat red traffic lights as stop streets after 22h30. I did not research at the time whether this was ever promulgated into law but I assumed (now to my disadvantage)…

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Ford Ranger Now Even Smarter with award-winning Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control

PRETORIA, South Africa, February 2015 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has expanded the smart technologies offered in the Ranger with the addition of its award-winning Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control. Using the innovative hands-free technology of SYNC, customers are able to connect almost any mobile phone or digital media player…

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Justice Project offers Clarification on unpaid traffic fines

On Tuesday 9 February 2015 the Road Traffic infringement Agency put out a media release with the grossly misleading headline: “UNPAID FINES BLOCK LICENSING BY AUTHORITIES”. While the content of the release vaguely clarifies the matter and correctly states that an Enforcement Order will result in licensing transactions, it is important that this not be…

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Why do we warn against overloading a passenger vehicle?

On the Arrive Alive road safety website we often warn against the overloading of vehicles. We would like to share a few of these reasons: Overloading a vehicle will pose the following risks: The vehicle will be less stable, difficult to steer and take longer to stop. Vehicles react differently when the maximum weights which…

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Suzuki Celerio safe in South Africa

Following the temporary suspension of UK sales of the Celerio and a condition experienced when carrying out an emergency braking test, Suzuki Auto South Africa would like to confirm that the Celerio sold in South Africa is not affected in any way. The recently introduced Celerio continues to maintain high levels of active and passive…

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2015 is off to a good start for motorists – it is cheaper to run your car now than a year ago

Wesbank anticipates positive vehicle sales in 2015 Despite an apparent slow start to new vehicle sales in January, WesBank anticipates industry growth this year. The latest new vehicle sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reflects a small decline in vehicle sales, compared to January last year. Industry new…

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Two suspects arrested after stolen car is recovered and car theft implements seized

Members of the SAPS Port Shepstone 10111 Highway Patrol sourced information on a stolen motor vehicle being stripped in Nkombo Ward, Malangeni and on 28 January 2015, they raided the premises. They allegedly found the suspects busy stripping a Toyota Avanza that had been stolen in Berea on 24 January 2015. Ndodo Clifford Dlamini (41)…

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