The Arrive Alive website received an interesting email earlier today from a regular visitor with interesting insights on the motor industry in South Africa. The information shared was provided by Investec to clients after some interesting research and discussions with motor manufacturers. I gained permission from Peter Amitage of Investec to share these insights: “We…Details
Toyota Motor Corp will aim to nearly double operating profit to at least 1 trillion yen ($12 billion) in two to three years under plans to be unveiled on Wednesday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said. The world’s largest car maker, trying to move on from a massive global recall, will also…Details
Is it illegal to talk on a cellular phone whilst stopped at a red traffic light in a stationary vehicle with the engine running?
Yes, the regulation states you may not hold your phone in your hand while driving. Sitting at an intersection is still considered driving.
We would like to urge vehicle owners to pay special attention to safety when approaching intersections. In a perfect world everyone will obey the rules of the road – and no one will cross an intersection by skipping the traffic lights etc. Unfortunately many drivers are blatantly in transgression of the Rules of the Road…Details
Question: Please could you help as the information I get seems to vary… Can a youngerster with a Junior PDP drive with guests: a. On a public road b. If so how many people are allowed in the vehicle. My son is 18 turning 19 and is a qulaified game ranger with a code 8…Details
Question: I have relocated to the cradle of humankind just outside Krugersdorp and would like to apply for a PDP licence to take tourists to different activities of a hotel group. What is normally the cost for this and how long does it take to get the licence? I do have a valid drivers licence.…Details
Justice Project South Africa provided a summary of what they believe are the biggest threats to Aarto – those aspects that would decide whether Aarto succeeds or fails…. We would like to share this summary and also refer vehicle owners to a much more comprehensive discussion on Aarto, the concerns raised and what we need…Details
What are the speed limits for trucks?
Per Pass Your Learner’s Easily:
Question: Do speed limits put in place for road works being done apply if there are no road works happening at the time? For example on the road to Durban there are numerous road works happening during the week, but at weekends nothing is being done, but the yellow and red signs are still up.…Details
We have, on the Car Insurance Blog, also made reference to other specialized areas of insurance such as 4×4 vehicles, quad bikes etc. Something however often neglected is the insurance needs of bikers. Motorbikes and their owners need special attention and special expertise is required to meet the needs of bikers! Choosing your motorbike insurer…Details