What is law on the legally allowed maximum weight of a trailer which has a double Axle?

Question: What is law on the legally allowed maximum weight of a trailer which has a double Axle? Answer: See regulation 234 to 237 for the permissible masses for axles and vehicles. There is no quick answer as you will have to do so calculations. Permissible maximum axle massload of vehicle Reg 234.               (1)          No…

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Sharing the Journey by finding a lift during carpool week!

It’s the age of sharing. Social media is just that – social, it’s about liking, sharing, pinning, tweeting, following and commenting. The social revolution has everyone talking, to each other and the conversations are shared across the globe in video, text, images and sound clips. Consumers have embraced the social age and sharing is now…

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Vehicles nominated for the Standard Bank People’s Wheel Awards 2014!!

South Africans came out in force to vote for their favourite cars in the third annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards. From June 10 to August 25, a total of 101 438 votes were cast across the competition’s 30 categories – the highest number received since the project’s inception in 2011 and emphatic reinforcement of…

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Did you know that you can be held responsible for damages when crashing into a traffic light?

  After every weekend we drive past intersections where we observe badly damaged and run-over traffic lights. Have you ever considered what the costs are to repair these traffic lights and whether the reckless driver can be held liable for these costs? We approached the Road Safety experts of the City of Cape Town and…

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You never expect the bull to damage your motorbike when trying to hump it!!

Have that bike insured – not all damage is predictable!! We often do not consider all the potential threats of damage to our modes of transport. Bikers often only consider damage from a road crash or possibly theft – not so much damage from vandalism – and perhaps never from the sexual activities of cattle!…

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TomTom launches “TomTom Rider” – a new navigation device for bikers

~ Customised device gives bikers the freedom to choose the way they want to ride ~ South Africa,2013 – TomTom introduces TomTom Rider, a new portable navigation device created especially for bikers. Following feedback from the motorcyclist community, TomTom Rider has been designed to give bikers the ability to choose the type of route they…

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How can South Africans who emigrated have their South African Licences verified?

Questions: My husband and I have just immigrated to Canada. We require our South African drivers licenses to be verified. We contacted Doc Assist and were instructed to have certified copies of our licenses and I.D’s done at the South African Embassy in Toronto- which we did. We then sent the certified copies via courier…

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