Two suspects arrested in Johannesburg CBD, accomplice sought after attempted smash and grab and robbery

Johannesburg Central Police arrested two suspects between the age of 32 and 34 for armed robbery, assault GHB and malicious damage to property at corner Rissik and De Villiers Street on the 12th of April 2014 at 22:00. It is alleged that three suspects robbed a 39-year-old female at corner Rissik and De Villiers Street…

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Do not believe those who say speed entrapment may not be from “behind” you!

Question: “I heard that officials are not allowed to point equipment and “catch” speeders from behind? Can you confirm that, or is it just a fable?” Answer: I can confirm that this is indeed a “fable”, actually, it is utter nonsense.  As a matter of fact, the vast majority of speed prosecution by camera or otherwise…

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Dashboard camera captures taxi driver crossing intersection on the red light!

A friend to the Arrive Alive online road safety initiative shared a video from his dashboard capturing taxi driver recklessness at an intersection. It is often alleged in the media that some of these drivers appear to have their own set of rules of the road. In this photos the taxi driver clearly crosses the…

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What does the weight indication on the road sign before a weigh bridge refer to?

Question: Does the road traffic sign before a weigh bridge refer to the Axle weight, gross vehicle weight or the load weight as stated in Regulation 238 to 241.For example the traffic sigh shows 3.5T. The vehicle is a Merc. Sprinter single wheel single axle with the following weight restrictions: Load Cap. 1.4 T, Vehicle…

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Mistakes First Time Drivers tend to Make

Your first car symbolises freedom, independence…and also, sleepless nights for worried parents. It’s common knowledge that younger and more inexperienced drivers are at greater risk, and it’s up to parents and guardians to make sure that they are fully aware of the common mistakes that they tend to make. Edna de Sousa, Product and Marketing…

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What can I do to alert my child and young driver on the dangers of drinking and driving?

Question: Our son 22yr come home drunk over the weekend. he was the driver, I was horrified at the thought of what could have happened! We have taken away his car keys, until he has done some sort of course or class regarding drinking and driving. We would also like him to go out one weekend…

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Four suspects arrested for business robbery and car hijacking in Umlazi

Umlazi Crime Intelligence and Durban Flying Squad members conducted an intelligence driven operation after the hijacking incident that occurred at Y section, Umlazi. They arrested four suspects aged between 25 and 30 and they recovered a vehicle that was allegedly used during the hijacking. On 3 April 2014 at about 11:00, a supplier of cigarettes…

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Can a forklift be allowed on public road and if so what are the rules applying to it?

Question: Hello I would like to know if a forklift or also known as a hyster are allowed on public road and if so what are the rules applying to it? Answer: Yes they are if they have indicators, lamps, etc. They must be registered and licensed and can apply for special classification to pay…

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Could your GPS explode if left on the dashboard in the scorching sun?

  A friend emailed photos with the title in the email “GPS left on dashboard in the sun – WOW!” It also included the following text: “Looks like a good lesson to learn. I would bet this also applies to cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices that use lithium batteries. You think this may be…

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Two suspects arrested for robbery and truck hijacking

Morokweng Police arrested two suspects aged 43 and 35 years respectively yesterday, 31 March 2014, on charges of robbery and truck-hijacking. It is alleged that on Saturday, 29 March 2014, two men were travelling in a truck from Ventersdorp to Morokweng to deliver groceries at different supermarkets in the area. According to the information, upon…

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