Increased road safety when more cars are financed and comprehensively insured!

On the Arrive Alive road safety website we find a section of content titled “Buying a Vehicle, Vehicle Finance and Road Safety“. This was developed with the assistance of experts in vehicle finance from Standard Bank. But what is the relationship between information on vehicle finance and a road safety initiative? On the most important…

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Dashboard camera captures taxi driver crossing intersection on the red light!

A friend to the Arrive Alive online road safety initiative shared a video from his dashboard capturing taxi driver recklessness at an intersection. It is often alleged in the media that some of these drivers appear to have their own set of rules of the road. In this photos the taxi driver clearly crosses the…

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Chase Valley resident shot in alleged hijacking incident

During the early hours of this morning Wednesday 29 January 2014 at about 05:20, Police at Town Hill received a report of a shooting incident at a residence along Chase Valley Road in the Chase Valley area in Pietermaritzburg. On arrival Police found an injured adult male, later identified as Mr Clement Bongani Zondi (52),…

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Is a New Zealand Learner’s Licence valid for driving in SA?

Question: I would like to know whether my daughter who holds a New Zealand Learner’s Licence can drive in South Africa under the South African Learner’s Licence rules? Answer: In terms of section 23 of NRTA, a provisional drivers license is valid as long as all of the other requirements are complied with. See section…

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Traffic enforcement within gated estates and communities remains a challenge

Question: Good day. Perhaps you can provide me with some guidance. I stay in a complex and there are numerous vehicles with expired licence discs. These people happily take to our roads with these vehicles and are obviously in contravention of the law. I have taken this up with our body corporate and they are…

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You need to display the vehicle licence disc itself, not the document on which it was printed!

Question: My licence disc was cut out of the paper invoice that the new disc came on. My son is young and tends to do these things. Now I have the paper invoice on my dashboard but the round disc has gone missing. Is this legal or will I get a fine? Answer: Unfortunately, you…

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Are there any provisions in the road traffic act that limit the noise level emanating from a vehicle?

Question: Are there any provisions in the road traffic act that limit the noise level emanating from a vehicle. And do any such provisions relate only to engine/exhaust noise? My question relates to people who fit powerful subwoofer systems to the vehicles and drive around with music at top volume so that the sound of…

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Justice Project says Road Law enforcement in South Africa is a monumental failure

With the 2012 “festive season” road death toll set to spiral to 1,600 or more by the time the count is officially stopped on 10 January 2013, South Africa is facing a record high in fatalities this season. It has also been stated by Collins Letsoalo of the RTMC that during this period, some 12,000…

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BMW recalls 5000 X5′s in SA on power assisted steering correction

BMW South Africa is recalling about 5000 X5′s as part of a huge world-wide correction for a bolt that could fail and affect the power-assisted steering. “I can confirm that BMW South Africa is affected by the technical campaign,” a BMW spokesman said. “This affects BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles produced between June 2006 and November…

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