What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees?

Question: What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees? Answer: From a legal point of view the required speed of any vehicle is relevant to the speed limit of that particular area, i.e. 60km/h, 120km/h etc. as set out by the relevant road signs.  …

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Is your “souped up” car worthy of being at this years Top Gear Festival Street Circuit?

Do you think you have the hottest, most modified wheels around? Is your car souped up to the max and ready to be seen by thousands of people? The team at Top Gear Festival want you, South Africa, to be part of the festivities for this year’s show! Make sure you get your “Souped Up”…

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Castrol Team Toyota 3rd and 4th in Nkomazi in Mpumalanga

Toyota privateers win Class D Toyota wins manufacturers’ team prize Castrol Team Toyota’s Duncan Vos and Rob Howie and Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy finished third and fourth in their Class SP Toyota Hilux 4x4s in the inaugural Nkomazi 400 cross country race which ended in the Mpumalanga Lowveld town of Malalane on Saturday afternoon.…

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How do you explain with a drawing that your vehicle has been stolen ?

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website shared the above snippet from an accident report form. A vehicle owner tried to explain on an accident report form at the Police how his car had been stolen! This should bring a smile to the faces of many vehicle owners! Wishing all road users a safe…

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At what age may I legally obtain a Learner’s licence?

Question: Hi can I go for my learner’s while I’m still 16? Answer: Minimum age for obtaining a learner’s licence Motorcycles 125 cc or less    16 years Light motor vehicles               17 years All other vehicles                    18 years More information is provided in the manuals displayed on this Web…

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Auris HSD -The new standard for green motoring

From the iconic Prius to the super-frugal Yaris HSD, Toyota with its burgeoning range of hybrids, is changing the way people drive. However, a nagging myth that persists around environmentally-friendly vehicles is their power or rather, perceived lack of it.  Toyota has ‘tuned’ into this and thanks to advanced electronic mechanisms which intelligently strike the…

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Holder of a learner’s licence MUST be accompanied by a person with a Driving Licence on the road!

Question: I understand that a learner driver is not allowed to drive a vehicle without presence of licenced instructor or licenced driver. Is this legislated? If it is, please refer me to the relevant section in the National Road Traffic Act? Answer: In brief: A person driving with a Learner’s Licence MUST be accompanied and…

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It’s a Go for Jeremy, James and The Stig as they Gear Up for Durban

Top Gear Presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May along with their infamous tame racing driver The Stig, will once again burn rubber on the tar tracks of Moses Mabhida Stadium from June 15-16, 2013, during Durban’s second Top Gear Festival powered by Shell V-Power. Having just wrapped up Top Gear Live in Moscow and Sydney,…

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Can I legally park my moped on the pedestrian pavement?

Question: Common sense tells me, that where there is no designated parking spot the best place to park a moped is on the pedestrian walk, provided it allows sufficient space for pedestrians to get past. Unfortunately common sense and law are often contradictory terms. Could you tell me what is legal in South Africa? Does the…

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