Can the traffic cop send my vehicle for a roadworthy without giving reasons?

Question: Can a traffic cop take your company vehicle’s(Quantum Panel VAN) license disc, hand a document to say it must go for a roadworthy and give no reason for the test??? Answer: Unfortunately, a traffic officer may do exactly what you described at his/her sole “discretion” and there is no operational standing order that they…

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Does your insurer know for which purpose you are using your vehicle?

We have discussed in several blog posts on this Blog the need for a full and complete disclosure. One of the important aspects to be disclosed to your insurer is the purpose of use. If you insure your vehicle for personal use but use the vehicle for business purposes, you may be deemed to act…

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Distracted driving could eat away your claims free driving record!

Distracted driving is one of the most published driving hazards. We however seldom recognize the whole range of distracted driving activities. We tend to focus only on cellular phone conversations and texting while driving. A UK insurance company, Swinton Insurance, has recently revealed survey results on distracted driving – and interestingly, also focused on eating…

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Death toll rises on SA’s roads as car crashes increase during Easter holiday

Over 150 people have died on the country’s road since the beginning of the Easter holiday. In the latest horror accident eight people were killed in a collision involving two vehicles on the N9 outside Rouxville in the Free State. The Department of Transport’s Logan Maistry says law enforcement officials deployed across the country have…

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Toyota recalls 300 000 SUVs in US on faulty airbag sensors

Chicago – Toyota announced on Thursday that it is recalling more than 300 000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to fix faulty airbag sensors. The automaker said the sensors – which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle – can malfunction and inadvertently cause the side curtain airbag and seatbelt to be activated.…

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Can I convert my automatic to a manual driver’s licence?

Question: I wondered if you could advise on how i would best go about converting my South African automatic driver’s licence to a manual licence? Answer: There is no conversion process for this scenario. In order to obtain a manual licence you will have to obtain a learner’s licence first then apply for a driving…

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A few simple steps can prevent road rage this Easter

Many South Africans will soon found themselves in the confined spaces of their cars  on heavily congested roads across South Africa! We would like to share a few suggestions from the Arrive Alive Road Safety website on how to avoid road rage: 10 POINT PLAN TO AVOID “ROAD RAGE” 1. Forget work or home worries,…

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