Suspension of 70 testing officials in Johannesburg should only be the start – AA

The Automobile Association (AA) welcomes the suspension of 70 officials at six vehicle testing centres in Gauteng for corruption. This is an important development in making roads safer in South Africa. “Many problems associated with road safety begin and end at the licencing centres. Various administrations in the transport department have expressed concern about rampant…

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Extended drinking hours need to be matched with extended enforcement hours says AA

The Automobile Association (AA) has noted reports that the Gauteng Liquor Board has agreed to extend liquor trading hours at the weekend to coincide with the ANC’s 105th anniversary celebrations. Thousands of ANC supporters are expected in the province from Friday to Sunday as part of the festivities. In reports this afternoon, Agriculture and Rural…

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Spate of excessively high speed and DUI offences is of major concern – Justice Project SA

Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has noted the prevailing trend of motorists being arrested for allegedly driving at excessively high speeds reported by the Road Traffic Management Corporation. It has been reported that a 24-year-old motorist is due in court in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal today (3 January 2017) for allegedly driving at 224km/h on the N2 highway on…