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Extended drinking hours need to be matched with extended enforcement hours says AA

The Automobile Association (AA) has noted reports that the Gauteng Liquor Board has agreed to extend liquor trading hours at the weekend to coincide with the ANC’s 105th anniversary celebrations. Thousands of ANC supporters are expected in the province from Friday to Sunday as part of the festivities. In reports this afternoon, Agriculture and Rural…

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Spate of excessively high speed and DUI offences is of major concern – Justice Project SA

Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has noted the prevailing trend of motorists being arrested for allegedly driving at excessively high speeds reported by the Road Traffic Management Corporation. It has been reported that a 24-year-old motorist is due in court in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal today (3 January 2017) for allegedly driving at 224km/h on the N2 highway on…


Ctrack wins prestigious Discovery partner award

Vehicle tracking services company Ctrack, part of Inseego, has won the ‘Living the Discovery Insure Values Award’ at Discovery’s 2016 Partner Awards black tie event held in Sandton. The partner awards recognised Ctrack for living their values, of which three are shared by both organisations: customer delight, integrity and innovation. Ctrack has been Discovery Insure’s…


Suspect arrested after vehicle theft in Limpopo

Limpopo, Makhado Cluster: Joint intelligence driven operations were conducted in various areas of the MAKHADO Cluster. A 34-year-old man was arrested for theft of motor vehicle after a Nissan Bakkie that was reportedly stolen at Waterval, was recovered. Meanwhile in the Groblersdal Cluster ,a 46-year-old man was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm; one firearm,…


Robbery suspect killed, another wounded and 2 arrested in shootout with police, Modderfontein road

On Wednesday, 14 December 2016, at approximately 12:00, police from Gauteng War Room, Crime Intelligence Unit and the #Hawks followed a suspected stolen vehicle, a Mini Cooper, from Honeydew on the N1 and N3. The suspects turned into Modderfontein Road where a shootout ensued. One suspect was fatally wounded, the second suspect sustained injuries and…

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Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength – AA

Surging international petroleum prices are likely to hit South Africans hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Saudi Arabia has indicated that its crude oil production cuts may…


Personal property insurance tips for the festive season

Holidaymakers should review their insurance policies before they go on holiday this festive season. This is according to Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at RBS, who notes that in addition to travel insurance, consumers also need to make sure that they insure their high value personal belongings. “Personal property such as jewellery, laptops, tablets, phones and…


Distractions are becoming more dangerous on the road

  Distracted driving amongst the top causes of road fatalities Every second car-driver commits cellphone violations 74 percent of the respondents feel distracted by modern technology JOHANNESBURG – December 12, 2016 – This festive season South African road users need to be more cautious to avoid fatalities. According to the transport department, a total of…


Stolen vehicle recovered in Bethelsdorp

Yesterday Port Elizabeth Flying Squad received information of possible stolen vehicle being stripped in Bethelsdorp and rushed to the scene. On arrival at the specific address, members arrested one suspect for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The car fitted with false registration plates and was recovered. Suspect detained at Bethelsdorp Police Station and will…