Suspect fatally wounded after car chase and shoot-out with Police at KwaMashu

On Monday, 9 June 2014 at 02:25 members of the Flying Squad were patrolling in KwaMashu when they responded to a call by another police vehicle of a vehicle chase involving a car with no registration plates. They spotted the said vehicle passing at a high speed and a chase ensued. There were three occupants…

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Botswana car thief successfully extradited by SAPS Interpol

The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Interpol NCB Pretoria successfully extradited a Botswana national who escaped justice in his home country earlier during this week on the 3rd of June 2014. Mandand Machana Chibiya, aged 52, was wanted by the Botswana police after he was sentenced there for 14 counts of theft of motor vehicles,…

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Infographic – Environmentally Friendly Car Guide: A contribution towards World Environment Day

Every 5th of June is a day used by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action. During the past week it has been revealed that China plans to take more than 5 million ageing vehicles off its roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330…

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Reckless taxi drivers provide enough reason to remain insured and stay alert on the roads!

Earlier today we shared some interesting vehicle statistics via the Arrive Alive twitter handle at @_ArriveAlive   It must be said that it is unfair to regard all of the drivers of minibus taxis as reckless and without a regard for the Rules of the Road! We are aware of efforts by taxi associations to…

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Two to appear in Randburg court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements.

Two suspects aged between 37 and 39 years will appear in the Randburg magistrates’ court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements. On Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at approximately 07h05, the police received a tip off about the suspects waiting to strike any unsuspecting motorist who locked their vehicles using remote…

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Vehicle Theft syndicate cracked and 4 vehicles recovered in Middelburg, Mpumalanga

A car hijacking gang which has been terrorising the community of Mhluzi in Middelburg, Mpumalanga has been thwarted. Police in Dennilton have arrested three suspects after they were found possession of four suspected stolen vehicles on Wednesday. The recovered vehicles, two Nissan LDVs, were reported stolen in Mhluzi and Kwagafontein, whilst a Ford Bantam and…

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Soaring vehicle maintenance costs nearing new vehicle instalment levels

As a general guide costs of running a vehicle should not exceed 30 percent of gross monthly income With vehicle owners already feeling the pinch of higher expenses due to the rising cost of fuel, coupled with interest rate hikes, the focus should now be on managing less obvious maintenance costs that slowly add up…

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Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts?

Question: Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts. I am talking about 65 seater double decker. Answer: Technically a double deck bus does not have to have seatbelts fitted. However reg 213 states that if a seatbelt is fitted to a seat the…

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Did you know a person who drives a herd is seen as the driver of a vehicle in road legislation?

Question: Could you advise me on the Regulations towards owners of cattle been herded across roads? I have looked at the Road Traffic Department’s chapter 10 which refers to animals on the public roads. What I am looking for is the safety measures that must be in place when taking animals across roads, ie. Flags…

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