On the Car Insurance Blog we have discussed the importance of not only 4×4 vehicle safety – but also purchasing the correct insurance for your 4×4 vehicle. It is to be expected that insurance companies will pay a much closer attention to 4×4 training certificates – and a new era in a much tougher regulatory…Details
Question: What is the legally allowed hight limits for a bakkie transporting furniture? Answer: The maximum height for any goods vehicle and the goods on it is 4,3 metres. If you load on the roof of a motor car you may not exceed the following heights – see par (d). Manner in which goods to…Details
Question: Please can I get some direction in the legalities in install a flood light facing a residential road? What is the max lux the light may be? Can the light face the road directly? Your response would greatly be appreciated. Answer: Prohibition of use of certain lamps or lighting devices Reg 337. (1) No…Details
We would like to share a notification from driving specialist Rob-Handfield Jones on the Gauteng Highway Improvement Project and the expected increase in cost of driving in Gauteng. He has compiled a very comprehensive summary on the costs and the impact of the Gauteng e-toll system and it is well worth reading: “The window of opportunity…Details
Toyota Motor Corp will aim to nearly double operating profit to at least 1 trillion yen ($12 billion) in two to three years under plans to be unveiled on Wednesday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said. The world’s largest car maker, trying to move on from a massive global recall, will also…Details
Is it illegal to talk on a cellular phone whilst stopped at a red traffic light in a stationary vehicle with the engine running?
Yes, the regulation states you may not hold your phone in your hand while driving. Sitting at an intersection is still considered driving.
We would like to urge vehicle owners to pay special attention to safety when approaching intersections. In a perfect world everyone will obey the rules of the road – and no one will cross an intersection by skipping the traffic lights etc. Unfortunately many drivers are blatantly in transgression of the Rules of the Road…Details
Question: Please could you help as the information I get seems to vary… Can a youngerster with a Junior PDP drive with guests: a. On a public road b. If so how many people are allowed in the vehicle. My son is 18 turning 19 and is a qulaified game ranger with a code 8…Details
Question: I have relocated to the cradle of humankind just outside Krugersdorp and would like to apply for a PDP licence to take tourists to different activities of a hotel group. What is normally the cost for this and how long does it take to get the licence? I do have a valid drivers licence.…Details
Justice Project South Africa provided a summary of what they believe are the biggest threats to Aarto – those aspects that would decide whether Aarto succeeds or fails…. We would like to share this summary and also refer vehicle owners to a much more comprehensive discussion on Aarto, the concerns raised and what we need…Details