A taxi killed two women while they were exchanging details on the N3 northbound carriageway near the Geldenhuys Interchange, east of Johannesburg . Netcare 911 said that initial information suggests that the cars of the two women were involved in a minor collision and they got out to exchange details, said spokesman Jeff Wicks. “While…Details
During the past week the Arrive Alive website received several emails requesting assistance in finding car insurance over the short term for foreigners traveling to South Africa. Example 1: “We have been travelling overland from The Netherlands to South Africa. We plan to be in SA for up to 3 months on our tourist visa.…Details
Question: I am looking for the legilation on safety belts in buses. Can you help me? Answer: Regulation 213 prescribes of the National Road Traffic Regulations the use of seatbelts. There is no specific reference to buses, only mini and midibuses. The only seat belts required are in mini and midibuses (up to 35 seats)…Details
New vehicle sales grew at a faster pace in June, registering a 12.6% rise to 44 880 compared to 39 874 vehicles sold during June last year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Monday. In May, aggregate industry domestic sales rose 6.1% to 41 555 from 39 166 on an…Details
Car Insurers are doing everything to gain the competitive edge over opponents. This includes innovative product design and a variety of benefits to their clients. In this post we would like to reflect on one of these benefits offered by Discovery Insure – the ability to have vehicle and tyre checks performed with a rewards…Details
Earlier today the Arrive Alive road safety website received the following report of a road rage incident: “My mail to them regarding the incident read as follows: Dear Sir, I wish to report a road rage \ reckless driving incident on the afternoon of 26 June 2011, around 3.45pm, on the M4 highway travelling southwards…Details
Cape Town 24 June 2011 ER24 paramedics in the Cape district had their hands full today thus far, as they attended to no less than 12 motor vehicle collisions. The collisions occurred in various regions all over the Cape and ranged in severity. The first of many collisions occurred this morning on Old Paarl road.…Details
Question: Hopefully you can help me or send me in the right direction. I have a Code B license for a car but want to get a motorbike license for a large bike. Would I have to undergo the testing to get another learners license before I can apply for my motorbike license? And generally…Details
Please can you send me info regarding South African road rules regarding reversing?
The rule is:
Reverse only if it is safe to do so, and not for any time or distance longer than is necessary.
Question: Is it allowed for a Learner Driver to drive alone? What is the sanction if a Traffic Officer stops a person driving alone with a learner license? Answer: Firstly, a person who holds a learner’s licence should never be driving a vehicle unless they are under the instruction of a person who holds a…Details