Transport Minister cautions drivers to also focus on vehicle fitness!

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has urged road users to exercise caution on the country’s roads over the Easter holidays. “We will focus on driver and vehicle fitness, wearing of seatbelts at all times, drinking and driving, fatigue, and pedestrian safety,” he said in a statement on Friday. “We have also issued an instruction that every…

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Slip of the foot and car plunges down embankment on Johannesburg highway

A woman’s car on Thursday landed nose-first on the N1 in Beyers Naude after she lost control of the car. She was in a Johannesburg car dealership to trade in her Mercedes for a new BMW. She got in her Mercedes outside the shop’s parking lot, and her foot got stuck on the accelerator. She…

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Road Safety tips offered by the Imperial I-Pledge Campaign

The first quarter of 2012 has zoomed by and many people will soon be embarking on road trips to various holiday destinations. Unfortunately we don’t put as much forward-thinking and planning into our vehicles and journeys as we do into our suitcases. The IMPERIAL I-Pledge road safety campaign has the following advice for holiday-makers and…

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BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide to check battery cable covers

BMW AG, the world’s largest premium carmaker, is recalling about 1.3 million cars for repair worldwide due to a possible problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, the carmaker said on Monday. The recall affects 5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010, BMW said in a statement. “In some remote cases,…

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What do you do if you get a traffic fine for someone else’s car driving around with your number plates on?!

The Arrive Alive website received a very interesting email from a vehicle owners who was shocked to find that her number plate appeared on another vehicle driven in another province in breach of the road traffic legislation! Traffic Fine Received: We referrred this to the vehicle licensing specialists and received the following response: Response: The…

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Insurance telematics “think tank” to be held amongst insurance leaders in Europe

With a worldwide need for cheaper car insurance premiums for drivers, and especially in light of the gender ruling by the European court, it appears that the large insurers in the Europe are paying close attention to insurance telematics and the scientific measurement of driving behaviour. Earlier this week we found reference on the Road…

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Safe driving specialist challenges statements made by Joburg Metro Police Department

Road safety specialist and MD of driving skills company, driving.co.za, Rob Handfield – Jones, has criticised the Joburg Metro Police Department over comments attributed to it in a newspaper article on Tuesday, March 13. In the article, the JMPD’s co-ordinating inspector for speed enforcement, Sergeant Dennis Busch, was quoted as claiming that the N1 highway…

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