You need to display the vehicle licence disc itself, not the document on which it was printed!

Question: My licence disc was cut out of the paper invoice that the new disc came on. My son is young and tends to do these things. Now I have the paper invoice on my dashboard but the round disc has gone missing. Is this legal or will I get a fine? Answer: Unfortunately, you…

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Toyota Racing Earns Le Mans Podium

Toyota Racing achieved an emotional runners-up finish in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a rollercoaster race which saw drivers and team overcome immense challenges. The #8 TS030 HYBRID of Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin finished second while the #7 of Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima completed a satisfying week for…

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What vehicles can be driven with which licence?

Question: I would like to have some clarity on the difference between a Code B Driver’s Licence and a EB Driver’s Licence. Is it correct that the basic “B” license only allows a motorist to tow a light luggage trailer weighing less than 750 kilograms (fully laden), but if you want to tow a caravan or braked…

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European Commission adopts proposals to make emergency calls from crashed vehicles mandatory

To help mitigate the consequences of serious road accidents across the EU, today the European Commission adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. The “eCall” system automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – in the event of a serious…

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Is it law for buses to have seat belts on all seats in South Africa and Botswana ?

Question: Is it law for buses to have seat belts on all seats in South Africa and Botswana ? Answer: Midibuses require licences if they were registered for the first time from Sep 2006. That is basically a bus with 17 to 34 seats. Bigger buses do not require seat belts. Seatbelts Reg 213.    (1) …

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Female driver causes havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre at Nelspruit

Earlier today witnesses were present when a lady caused havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre in Nelspruit. She managed to cause damage to 2 other vehicles and even the plants in the vicinity were not spared. This raises serious concern as to how some road users have managed to become licensed drivers! A…

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Defensive driving courses a possible path to cheaper car insurance for young drivers

Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) has advised young drivers to consider taking defensive driving courses and to build a safe driving history in order to benefit from low premium rates for vehicle insurance. Gari Dombo, MD for AFI says insurance companies generally classify young drivers as high risk due to their lack of motoring experience, and…

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Is a person with UK learners licence allowed to drive in South Africa, if accompanied by a qualified driver holding a full UK licence?

Question: Is a person with UK learners licence allowed to drive in South Africa, if accompanied by a qualified driver holding a full UK licence. Answer: Yes section 23 of the NRTA does allow it as long as the driver is not transporting persons for reward. It must be in one of the official languages,…

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