In South Africa we often advise motorists to avoid driving late at night. The reasoning behind this has much to do with local driving conditions and some unique threats from the side of the road. These include: The difficulty in spotting potholes in the surface of the roads Obstructions such as rocks, debris and broken…Details
Question: I live on a farm with a public (gravel) road running through it. I have been told by a neighbour that I cannot merely cross from one side of the road to the other because the quad has no license. Any idea if this is true? Answer: A quadrucycle is exempt from registration (regulation…Details
Many preventable accidents occur within the safety of a townhouse complex. These accidents are mostly caused by inconsiderate driving behaviour and motorists who drive at inappropriate speeds around corners. We would like to share some info about the standards for road markings within a townhouse complex. Question: I need to paint the Road Marking “inside”…Details
Question: Is one permitted to drive scrambler bikes on normal urban roads and on highways? With the relevant license of course. Answer: If the vehicle has a licence that permits it to be used on public roads, then it can be ridden on public roads. This would include urban roads, provided the vehicle does not…Details
We have previously written about vehicle telematics and tracking technology and how this impacts on road safety and car insurance. But do we understand how it works and how it can assist the owners of fleets of vehicles in their accident management? We approached the experts at C-track Fleet Management to enquire how fleet management…Details
Question: What is the right interpretation of the traffic sign RT214? Answer: Sign TR214 means that overtaking is prohibited for the next 500 metres. It is a regulatory sign and therefore the rule must be obeyed. The yellow background indicates that this is a temporary situation, such as during road repairs or construction, where it…Details
How does a private nursing sister get her vehicle registered as an emergency vehicle in KwaZulu Natal?
Question: How does a private nursing sister get her vehicle registered as an emergency vehicle in KwaZulu Natal? Answer: The nursing sister must submit a letter in writing to our driving licence and legislation stating the reason why she requires the exemption and fax to 033 3455839 for attention Ms. Varusha Chetty. The MEC or…Details
Question: Subject: Drivers tests Message: ——– Please advise me about the “roll” whilst doing a drivers test. If you disengage the hand break and use the clutch control and you move back less that 1cm, would you deem that a fail? Your reply would be appreciated Answer: Here is how the official K53 glossary defines…Details
Toll rates spell doom and gloom for Gauteng motorists “The announcement of SANRAL’s 40 cents a kilometre means horrific implications for the motorist, not to mention the nasty dent it will put in the freight industry’s pocket,” said the AA’s Gary Ronald. Before discounts, toll road users are looking at a flat rate of 40…Details
How long will a roadworthy test be valid before vehicle registration?
Amendment 17- Roadworthy certificate: Validity of tests:
Please note that the validity period of a roadworthy test was amended on 25/11/2010 to be 21 days and not 6 months.
Tests done before the 21 day period are not accepted at the registering authority