When may I legally drive inside the yellow lane on the shoulder of the road?

Question: Please could you provide me with some information with regard to the use of the Safety Shoulder/Emergency Lane on national roads. I have always used the lane, when safe to do so, to allow faster traffic to pass when necessary.  Before doing so I will always ensure that I can see sufficiently far enough…

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Positive signs remain for vehicle sales in South Africa after Naamsa vehicle sales numbers for May

Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): Sales Performance Summary – Exports: Sales Performance Summary – AMH: General Comments on April 2013 NAAMSA sales:   The month of May 2013 experienced 5.98% more sales than April 2013.   Year on Year comparison shows an increase of…

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Alertness required to avoid being hijacked in your driveway! [Video]

We came across a video with some important advice on how to prevent being hijacked in your driveway! It is of the utmost importance that drivers remain alert, vigilant and not distracted as they approach their homes -especially at night! View the above video for important advice! Also view on the Arrive Alive website the…

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What would be the procedure for the display of road traffic signs on a public road within an estate?

Question: I live on a security, gated development which incorporates a golf course. Also, the whole area falls within a nature reserve. Obviously the paved roads running through the estate are classed as public roads. There is road signage which would appear to be the correct shape ie- hexagonal for Stop and triangular for Warning…

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Steering wheel glitch cause of worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles for Nissan

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micracompact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan’s No.2 automaker said on Thursday. Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as…

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How are Shatterprufe windscreens keeping passengers safe?

The Arrive Alive website received an accident report yesterday of a road crash crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Attached to this report was photos clearly showing the massive impact that such a collision could have on the windscreen/ windshield of a car. This also emphasizes the importance of correctly fitted windscreens and…

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New Methods of Vehicle Crime Emerging in Gauteng

The statement, prevention is better than cure has enormous weight where road safety is concerned. Motorists have made numerous efforts to improve their safety precautions when on the road, from seatbelts to airbags and ABS to rear park assist. Equally important is a motorist’s defence against vehicle crime, giving rise to panic buttons and safety…

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Which items would you like to have in your car if you get stranded in a roadside emergency?

Items to keep in your car: -Owner’s manual: This should naturally be in your glove compartment anyway, but you want to make sure that it is indeed in your car. The owner’s manual provides a ton of useful information that can get you back on the road, such as detailed images of how to change…

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