Question: Subject: Drivers tests Message: ——– Please advise me about the “roll” whilst doing a drivers test. If you disengage the hand break and use the clutch control and you move back less that 1cm, would you deem that a fail? Your reply would be appreciated Answer: Here is how the official K53 glossary defines…Details
Toll rates spell doom and gloom for Gauteng motorists “The announcement of SANRAL’s 40 cents a kilometre means horrific implications for the motorist, not to mention the nasty dent it will put in the freight industry’s pocket,” said the AA’s Gary Ronald. Before discounts, toll road users are looking at a flat rate of 40…Details
How long will a roadworthy test be valid before vehicle registration?
Amendment 17- Roadworthy certificate: Validity of tests:
Please note that the validity period of a roadworthy test was amended on 25/11/2010 to be 21 days and not 6 months.
Tests done before the 21 day period are not accepted at the registering authority
Newly proposed legislation is aimed at preventing vehicle loss from theft and hijacking. This legislation that would require newly registered vehicles to be marked with microdots might prove to be a deterrent to vehicle thieves in South Africa! What are these proposed amendments? Draft Amendment 19 is published in Government Gazette 33979 of 1 February…Details
The shortlist of cars to make the 2011 World Car of the Year contest have been announced. The six finalists in the World Green Car category are: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition Chevrolet Volt Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Nissan LEAF Smart electric drive Eligible cars had to be all-new or substantially revised, in…Details
Yesterday we shared a blog post titled “Car Insurance to be affected by amended Road Traffic Act“. Of specific importance was the amended regulation: Amendment on heavy motor vehicle licences As of 1 February 2011 persons who obtain driving licences for a code C, C1, EC or EC1 driving licence will not be allowed to…Details
As of 1 February 2011 there will be several amendments to the Road Traffic Act coming into effect. There is one specific amendment that the car insurance industry might like to take note of: Amendment on heavy motor vehicle licences As of 1 February 2011 persons who obtain driving licences for a code C, C1,…Details
Only insurance fraudsters plan for accidents – and even then these events should be descibed as crashes rather than accidents. The Wikipedia definition of an accident: “An accident is a specific, unexpected, unusual and unintended external action which occurs in a particular time and place, with no apparent and deliberate cause but with marked effects.…Details
It is estimated that approximately 85% of fatal road accidents in South Africa can be blamed on human error. Unfortunately very few of our road users can claim “error” as merely being negligent or failing to do something! There simply are far too many instances of blatant disregard for the Rules of the Road!! Too…Details
When driving it is important to have clear comfortable vision. You need to be able to judge distances, read road signs and traffic lights and respond to changes in your environment quickly and efficiently. If you are not able to see well you will not be able to respond quickly when needed. This can be…Details