Follow this checklist to avoid tyre failure on the road

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…

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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…

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Imperial iPledge Campaign encourages safety at Top Gear Festival in Durban

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…

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What does the law say about visibility through the back window of a motor vehicle?

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.…

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iWYZE to provide free breathalyzer facility at Old Mutual Concert in the Park

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…

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Does the National Road Traffic Act stipulate the amounts for traffic fines?

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…

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Will the science of telematics save young driver from unaffordable car insurance premiums?

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…

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Two passengers injured as elephant plays around with 4×4 vehicle on game drive near Worcester

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…

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