Vehicle sales and buying a new vehicle

SA Automotive industry characterised by weakening domestic sales and strengthening vehicle exports

In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the automotive industry continued to be characterised by weakening domestic sales and strengthening vehicle exports. Given the present constrained economic environment…

Tired stop rest

If Tired, Stop / Rest…. But in South Africa… not Anywhere…!!

The Arrive Alive website received the following email which we passed on to the National Roads Agency as well: Subject: N17 HIGHWAY MUGGING Message: “Good afternoon I am not quite sure who to report this incident to. Kindly refer me to the correct person if not for your department. We are frequent users of the…


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…


Alexander Forbes Insurance will honour vehicle claims irrespective of e-toll licencing decisons

Following recent announcements regarding e-tolls and the various debates surrounding insurance cover that those South Africans with outstanding e-toll accounts will not be able to renew their vehicle licence disc, questions arise on whether or not your motor insurer will settle a claim based on the status of your vehicle licence disc. Alexander Forbes Insurance…


Can I drive a commercial truck with link trailer if only back trailer has a load and front piece (trailer) is empty?

Question: Can I drive a commercial truck with link trailer if only back trailer has a load and front piece (trailer) is empty? Answer: You may as long as the total load on the vehicle does not exceed 5 x the mass of the driving axle/s of the vehicle. Reg 239(3) requires that the drive…


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…


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…