Yesterday we shared a story titled “N3 Taxi tyre blow out causes crash” on the Accidents Blog. Terence Teixeira from the Matrix Road Safety Association, said nine of the occupants of the taxi sustained moderate to severe injuries and were transported to hospital. No other vehicles were fortunately involved in the collision. Teixeira warns motorists…Details
What is the difference between a mini circle and a standard roundabout in the Pretoria area in Gauteng?
Question: Please can you define the diference between a mini circle and a standard roundabout in the Pretoria area in Gauteng? Is it in the diameter only or any other method? If so please could you give me the diameters of both mini and standard. Are there any other ways to define the difference between…Details
Durbanites are revving their engines to welcome the Top Gear Festival, powered by Shell V-Power from 16-17 June at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. And while Jeremy and the Boys get ready to burn rubber and perform the crazy stunts for which they are [in]famous, IMPERIAL I-Pledge, the event’s official corporate social investment partner, prepares to…Details
Question: I branded a clients vehicle which included a one way (contravision) print on the back window, Toyota Tazz. This is common practice and does not obscure the drivers vision. on his way to George he was stopped in a road block where one of the officers promptly informed him that the print was illegal.…Details
The Old Mutual Concert in the Park at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Krudersdorp this weekend is special for a number of reasons. Firstly it features SAMA-multiple winner Zahara that will be performing. Secondly Old Mutual iWYZE will offer a free breathalyzer facility that enables music lovers the opportunity to check their own blood…Details
I would like to know if it is unlawful to drive a vehicle without a hooter.
If so, how much would the fine be?
Yes a hooter must be fitted, working and be heard up to 90m.
The fine is different in areas. About R 500.
Question: I was recently posted a ticket informing me that I had been trapped by camera on the N1 out side Richmond Northern Cape,allegedly travelling at a speed of not less than 101 kmph.in an 80 kmph. zone.The fine is R900.00. Is this in accordance with the Road Traffic Act? The ticket did not have…Details
With car insurance premiums escalating it becomes more important to individualise car insurance premiums and tailor them to the risks presented by specific drivers. Data from the UK has revealed that young drivers in the UK have to pay up to 20% of their salary on their car insurance premiums! It is also no longer…Details
We have come across a very interesting story about an elephant playing around with a 4×4 vehicle at a game farm near Worcester. This is not the first time we find in the media a story of an elephant causing damage to a vehicle on a game drive. We earlier shared a story titled Insurance…Details
Question: Please advise what the legal length a pole can stick out of a vehicle. I am a 2.8m truck and need to transport a 4m pole. I look forward to hearing from you. Answer: It may hang over the back of the vehicle by 1.8 metres. Please note the second regulation for the warning…Details