What are the Rules when carrying passengers in a closed truck and a bakkie?

Question: Please can you assist with the Rules when carrying passengers in a closed truck and a bakkie? Answer: National Road Traffic Act Regulations 247 and 251 are relevant. Circumstances under which persons may be carried on goods vehicle Reg 247. No person shall operate on a public road a goods vehicle conveying persons unless…

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Would this advertisement cause you to stop drinking?

If you were around in 1919 and came upon the following poster… I mean, seriously … wouldn’t you just keep drinking? Also view: Insured vehicle owners need a reality check about drunk driving Do not mix energy drinks and alcohol before driving Drunk driving could sharply increase your car insurance premium! Will my car insurance…

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What should I do when confronted with road rage?

Some wise person once said that “Conflict can only continue to exist through participation”. The same might apply in our answer to the above question. We often discuss the topic of avoiding road rage but neglect to pay attention what needs to be done when another enraged motorist is already confronting us. We have added…

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Reporting an accident…focus on vehicle and driver identification

We have discussed in 2 previous posts the basics pertaining to Reporting an accident and important aspects that the driver need to be aware of when he completes the Accident Report. View these blog posts at: Easy Steps and Guide to Reporting an Accident [Part1] Easy Steps and Guide to Reporting an Accident [Part2]. The…

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Easy Steps and Guide to Reporting an Accident [Part2].

The first part in this series dealt with the basics of reporting and accident. Aspects discussed focused on when such report has to be made and by whom. To refresh, view Easy Steps and Guide to Reporting an Accident [Part1] In this section we would like to have a closer look at the Accident Report…

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Trauma counseling after an accident could prevent further accidents!

Do you know someone who has been in an accident and who struggles to get back behind the wheel? Many of us struggle with our confidence behind the wheel and our “overly cautious” and hesitant driving might even present a danger to other road users. The Arrive Alive website received an email which we would…

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Bitterly cold in Europe provides opportunities to hijackers!

Ever heard of the term frost –jacking? South African vehicle owners might not be familiar with this term but this is something that our friends from the Northern Hemisphere are well aware of – and something that might cost them their cars!! Car Insurers in Europe have warned motorists to be extra vigilant when defrosting…

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Yes -Your drivers license can now be suspended for excessive speeding!!

Several emails have been directed to the Arrive Alive website with the same request: “Is it true that your may lose your drivers license for speeding?” An email has been doing the rounds with exactly this message – and I would like to quote: Speeding Violations – Driving License Suspension Drivers and Line Managers must…

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Is your car insurer or broker available during the December Holiday?

Everyone deserves a break after a long year of hard work – and this includes financial advisers and brokers! It is however also responsible to have contingency plans in place when the interests of others who depend on your services, are at risk as a result of your absence. Yesterday I received a call from…

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