What do you need to know about licensing when purchasing a motorbike?

Question: Good day, My son is currently attending college in South Africa and we would like to purchase a motorcycle for him to get to and from college. What is the law regarding this and what does he need to purchase a motorcycle legally? Answer: There are no legal requirements from a traffic law perspective…

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Photos reveal how vehicle recovery should not be done!

Have you ever been frustrated with vehicle recovery after an accident. Perhaps you should spare a thought for someone who have have suffered a bit more at witnessing the recovery of his vehicle! This really happened Your day must look pretty good after seeing this! ‘I could have sworn I hit the brake pedal!’ Car…

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What do I need to know about solid and broken yellow lines next to the kerb?

Question: Hi I am trying to find out the law regarding single yellow lines in residential area… Does it mean no parking whatsoever or is their another interpretation? Your help and response would be most appreciated.. Answer: A solid single yellow line alongside the kerb in a residential area means no parking is permitted there…

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If you get fined for just driving it simply is not your day!

Can you be fined for just driving your car? This was the rather strange wording of “Drove motor vehicle while driving” which was written on the traffic fine of a Bloemfontein man! We could not resist letting this day pass without some Friday humour and it is our pleasure to share this rather strange traffic…

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TomTom announces partnership in the insurance telematics industry

We have on the Car Insurance Blog discussed Insurance Telematics and expressed the belief that this industry is expected to increase significantly over the next few years. South Africa has been a leader both in the fleet management technology and the insurance products available to measure driving behaviour and reward responsible drivers. Yesterday it was…

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Discovery Insure launches Blackberry App to accelerate car insurance claims

Are Car Insurance companies using the latest technology to assist their insured clients? I have found an interesting story by Angelique Arde which is worth sharing: “Discovery Insure has launched a free Blackberry application (app) that enables its policyholders to use their phones to lodge car accident claims. To date more than 1 300 policyholders…

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Strong vehicles sales reports National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA

New car sales in January were the best in five years due to strong demand from car rental companies, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Thursday. “The January 2012 new car market represented the highest January month in the past five years and had received support from strong demand by…

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