Motorcyclist (18) critically injured in Pretoria crash in traffic circle

An eighteen-year-old motorcyclist is fighting for his life in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after he was struck by a heavy goods truck at Fountains Circle this morning. The cause of the accident and the series of events leading up to it remain unclear and will form the subject of a South African…

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World Health Organization emphasizes need for attention to child safety in cars

How often have you been driving on the road and seen children in cars without seatbelts on? It’s no wonder that South African statistics show that more children die in car accidents than any other kind of accident in this country. WHO (World Health Organisation) says that mortality rates in car accidents for South African…

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Insurers in Europe expected to focus on “Big Brother” telematics for car insurance

During the past year we shared numerous discussions on the importance of insurance telematics and how technology can be used to calculate more accurately insurable risks. We have also discussed the pro’s and con’s, with the only negative being the general criticism to potential breaches in privacy etc. There are so many benefits that many…

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LLumar films can increase safety and security

LLumar provide a number of window film types that can help to increase safety and security. Glass treatment films applied to the inside of buildings and automobiles hold shattered glass in place, avoiding the danger of flying shards. Optically clear and virtually undetectable, LLumar safety film offers a shield of protection against the unexpected. LLumar…

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Three arrested for hijacking 25 trucks in past 3 years

Three suspected truck-hijacking syndicate members have been arrested in Soweto, Johannesburg metro police said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the three, aged between 35 and 45, were suspected of staging 25 hijackings in the past three years. They allegedly hijacked trucks transporting cigarettes in the Johannesburg area. Minnaar said he did not…

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What is the official legislation on the holding of a professional driving permit?

In terms of the legislation, certain vehicles are required to have a professional driving permit. The governing legislation is quoted below: 115. Certain drivers of certain vehicles to hold professional driving permit (1) Subject to the provisions of subregulation (2), a professional driving permit shall be held by the driver of— (a) a goods vehicle,…

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