Two to appear in Randburg court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements.

Two suspects aged between 37 and 39 years will appear in the Randburg magistrates’ court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements. On Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at approximately 07h05, the police received a tip off about the suspects waiting to strike any unsuspecting motorist who locked their vehicles using remote…

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Vehicle Theft syndicate cracked and 4 vehicles recovered in Middelburg, Mpumalanga

A car hijacking gang which has been terrorising the community of Mhluzi in Middelburg, Mpumalanga has been thwarted. Police in Dennilton have arrested three suspects after they were found possession of four suspected stolen vehicles on Wednesday. The recovered vehicles, two Nissan LDVs, were reported stolen in Mhluzi and Kwagafontein, whilst a Ford Bantam and…

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Soaring vehicle maintenance costs nearing new vehicle instalment levels

As a general guide costs of running a vehicle should not exceed 30 percent of gross monthly income With vehicle owners already feeling the pinch of higher expenses due to the rising cost of fuel, coupled with interest rate hikes, the focus should now be on managing less obvious maintenance costs that slowly add up…

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Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts?

Question: Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts. I am talking about 65 seater double decker. Answer: Technically a double deck bus does not have to have seatbelts fitted. However reg 213 states that if a seatbelt is fitted to a seat the…

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Did you know a person who drives a herd is seen as the driver of a vehicle in road legislation?

Question: Could you advise me on the Regulations towards owners of cattle been herded across roads? I have looked at the Road Traffic Department’s chapter 10 which refers to animals on the public roads. What I am looking for is the safety measures that must be in place when taking animals across roads, ie. Flags…

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Brave police couple foil hijacking/ armed robbery in Khayelitsha

The Koegelenberg Sergeants, Francois and Shiela, are not only partners in marriage but they are formidable police partners. They recently had a split second to defuse an armed robbery. This heroic instance occurred on Wednesday 2014-05-21 at approximately 15:00 at the busy Metro Chain store in Town Two, Khayelitsha. They were patrolling the area when…

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Motorists advised to guard against theft from vehicles at shopping centres

The incidents of theft out of motor vehicles are staggering with a disturbing increase in cases recently in Bloemfontein as thieves are striking at parking lots in various shopping malls around the City. According to situational analysis it is revealed that most of the incidents are due to negligence and sheer carelessness of some motorists.…

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Growing trend in car thefts from dealership/panel beaters can be easily defeated

Theft of cars at vehicle dealerships and panel beaters has recently emerged as a growing trend in the industry. Standard Bank has urged its customers to remain vigilant and to guard against falling victim to this crime. Johan van Greuning, Head of Standard Insurance Limited, warns that a well-organised syndicate is using customer and vehicle…

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