Motorists warned to caution when approaching low level bridges

Drivers need to be highly alert and vigilant when driving in rainy weather, especially when approaching low level bridges that might be there no more… People have been warned to avoid low-lying bridges that may be flooded after Tuesday night’s heavy storms in parts of the Gauteng province. Emergency personnel were called to one flooded…

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The designated driver may be the secret weapon in the battle for cheaper car insurance

In the past few years the Arrive Alive website has been approached by many new operators in the transport and small business industry – many of these providing weekend transport to those who go “on the night out”! It is of the utmost importance for road safety that we remove the drunk and impaired drivers…

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What are the Rules of the Road on drunk driving on a private property?

Question: I am currently performing a driver training programme and was asked an interesting question: is it permissible under any circumstances to drive over the alcohol limit on either a private road OR private property? Answer: There are no rules in the road traffic legislation on that. It would depend on the rules the owner…

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Prosecuting guidelines for Speeding remain only Guidelines

Question: Subject:        PROSECUTING GUIDELINES FOR SPEED MEASURING EQUIPMENT [SME] AND  TRAFFIC LIGHT VIOLATION MONITORING EQUIPMENT [TLVME] Message: ——– Are this guidelines only a recommendation to be followed by traffic departments or have they a legal backing? i.e. Would a violation of these guidelines hold up in court as an argument against a speeding fine? Answer:…

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What does the law say about making a U-turn on the Highway?

Question: I would like to know if there is a specific clause/regulation in the South African Road Traffic Act or South African rules of the road manual that states making a u-turn on a highway is illegal? Answer: Reg 297 applies Driving on divided public road Reg 297. (1)          Whenever any public road has been…

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Are side car motor bikes allowed on freeways and national roads?

Question: Are side car motor bikes with a engine capacity of 750cc permitted on freeways and National roads, I am unable to find any reference in the National road traffic act. Answer: The definition of a motor cycle in the Act is a motor vehicle having 2 wheels and includes any such vehicle having a…

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