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Alertness required to avoid being hijacked in your driveway! [Video]

We came across a video with some important advice on how to prevent being hijacked in your driveway! It is of the utmost importance that drivers remain alert, vigilant and not distracted as they approach their homes -especially at night! View the above video for important advice! Also view on the Arrive Alive website the…

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What would be the procedure for the display of road traffic signs on a public road within an estate?

Question: I live on a security, gated development which incorporates a golf course. Also, the whole area falls within a nature reserve. Obviously the paved roads running through the estate are classed as public roads. There is road signage which would appear to be the correct shape ie- hexagonal for Stop and triangular for Warning…

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Remain alert and keep your guard up to prevent vehicle crime!

The warnings that persist from various organisations throughout South Africa have empowered motorists with information on safe, if not defensive, driving techniques. Road signs warning of Hijacking Hot Spots and SMS alerts signalling entry into a high risk area all assist motorists with on the road safety, but what about safety off the road? While these reports…

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Steering wheel glitch cause of worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles for Nissan

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micracompact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan’s No.2 automaker said on Thursday. Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as…

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How are Shatterprufe windscreens keeping passengers safe?

The Arrive Alive website received an accident report yesterday of a road crash crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Attached to this report was photos clearly showing the massive impact that such a collision could have on the windscreen/ windshield of a car. This also emphasizes the importance of correctly fitted windscreens and…

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New Methods of Vehicle Crime Emerging in Gauteng

The statement, prevention is better than cure has enormous weight where road safety is concerned. Motorists have made numerous efforts to improve their safety precautions when on the road, from seatbelts to airbags and ABS to rear park assist. Equally important is a motorist’s defence against vehicle crime, giving rise to panic buttons and safety…

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Which items would you like to have in your car if you get stranded in a roadside emergency?

Items to keep in your car: -Owner’s manual: This should naturally be in your glove compartment anyway, but you want to make sure that it is indeed in your car. The owner’s manual provides a ton of useful information that can get you back on the road, such as detailed images of how to change…

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Is it legal to have roof lights on armed response cars of private security companies?

Question: Our armed response company has roof lights that lens bar or lamps emit an intermittently-flashing diffused white light. We however have certain traffic officials that claim this is illegal. We have been to the metro offices and are advised that their is nothing wrong. Our problem is however that my officers are continually harassed…

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What is the law on stopping distance from the vehicle in front at the Stop Street or Traffic Light?

Question:  “I would like to know what the law is regarding a safe stopping distance at a stop sign if I stop behind another car at a stop sign or robot.” Answer: There is no law or rule in regard to actual measurable distance. The K53 defensive driving standard requires that you maintain a clear…

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Ctrack Technology scrutinised at Gerotek test day and media event

Gerotek South Africa has a steadfast reputation as one of the best independent, objective consultation test facilities in the world.   This multi-disciplinary organisation based near Hartebeespoort dam set the scene for Ctrack’s field test day for its latest telematics product testing on 25 April 2013. Under test were three categories of vehicles: small family car,…

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