Suspect arrested for perjury after claiming that he was hijacked and robbed of his vehicle by police officers

Hillcrest police arrested a 20-year-old man for defeating the ends of justice and perjury. It is alleged that on 23 April 2014, he made a false statement under oath after claiming that he was hijacked and robbed of his vehicle by police officers. The suspect claimed that he was driving with his friend along Kassier…

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Increased road safety when more cars are financed and comprehensively insured!

On the Arrive Alive road safety website we find a section of content titled “Buying a Vehicle, Vehicle Finance and Road Safety“. This was developed with the assistance of experts in vehicle finance from Standard Bank. But what is the relationship between information on vehicle finance and a road safety initiative? On the most important…

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Official statement at signing of Agreement between Gauteng Transport Department and Crime Insurance Bureau

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) have identified the need to investigate the incidence of fraud and corruption both in the motor vehicle registration, driver licence testing and vehicle road worthiness testing environment, and the wider motor vehicle insurance industry. We are extremely pleased that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) we are…

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Three KwaDukuza hijackers behind bars

KwaDukuza Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team and Umhlali Task Team members embarked on an operation looking for wanted suspects immediately after the victim was hijacked of his vehicle. Four days later, the members arrested three suspects and recovered two unlicensed firearms in their possession. One of the recovered firearms was taken during the hijacking.  All…

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Weekend Warrior initiative launched for 4×4 enthusiasts

Control Instruments-Automotive has launched Weekend Warrior, an initiative for 4×4 enthusiasts to become members of a weekend club. Members will participate in weekend outdoor activities across the country and become members under the Weekend Warrior banner. Members will be invited to attend Weekend Warrior events with special privileges and access to VIP areas. “To become…

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Gauteng Roads and Transport to sign memorandum of understanding with South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB)

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Vadi will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the delegation from South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB). The Directorate Motor Vehicle, Driver Registration and Licensing has identified a need to investigate the ever increasing fraud and corruption in the motor vehicle registration, driver licence testing and vehicle road worthiness…

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Is it illegal to use the cellular phone when stationary at traffic lights?

Question: Would it be illegal to use my phone to do social media or take photos when the vehicle is stationary at an intersection? Answer: Yes, the regulation states you may not hold your phone in your hand while driving. Sitting at an intersection is still considered driving. This will include performing any actions such…

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Toyota ups the ante with new-look Yaris

Toyota’s upgraded Yaris will embark on a new era when it is released onto the South African market during the second half of this year. The images released today reveal a model which delivers greater emotional appeal by sporting Toyota’s signature front-end design, imbuing the newcomer with a more contemporary “family look” evident in cars…

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Be safe this Easter holiday – road safety tips for a safer journey!

South Africa has one of the highest road death rates in the world with almost 32 deaths per 100 000 people. That translates to at least 1 200 people dying on our roads every month – and alcohol remains a major factor, with statistics from 2013 showing that the death toll caused by drunk drivers has increased…

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