Can my car be so dirty that it becomes non-roadworthy?

Question: I recently captured a photo of this vehicle driving by on the M1 in Johannesburg. [I was in the passenger seat leaning to right  – just in case you want to comment about taking photos while driving] The number plates were not visible. Is this transgressing the Rules of the Road? Answer: The car…

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Automotive Business Control Instruments Shows Profit Turnaround and New Products

  Eliminated exposure to the OEM business Repositioned the business as an automotive aftermarket business Operating profit from continuing operations R29,65-million – up from R17,93-million Profit after tax from continuing operations R19,92-million – up from R9,12-million Earnings per share from continuing operations 14,48 cents– up from 6,63 cents Resumption of dividends   For the year…

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Are there any provisions in the road traffic act that limit the noise level emanating from a vehicle?

Question: Are there any provisions in the road traffic act that limit the noise level emanating from a vehicle. And do any such provisions relate only to engine/exhaust noise? My question relates to people who fit powerful subwoofer systems to the vehicles and drive around with music at top volume so that the sound of…

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Can Traffic register number certificates be acceptable identification for foreigners?

Question: Could somebody please contact me, either Alta or Jody to explain to me about traffic register numbers? I have been advised by a driving school in Johannesburg that they use traffic register numbers for those foreign nationals who wish to apply for either learners permits, licences or who want to register a motor vehicle.…

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Toyota Racing unveils 2013 Le Mans Hybrid Challenger

Toyota Racing unveils 2013 TS030 Hybrid World Endurance Championship (WEC) contender  Toyota Racing to run two cars throughout 2013 WEC season  Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima to drive TS030 Hybrid (no. 7)  Anthony Davidson confirmed to run in TS030 Hybrid (no. 8) with Stéphane Sarrazin and Sébastien Buemi  Improvements made to powertrain, chassis…

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Fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions company DigiCore releases interim results

Fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions company, JSE listed DigiCore Holdings Limited, grew its interim revenue by 12% to R448.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2012.  Gross profit improved by 7% to R299.2 million over the comparative reporting period.  Future annuity subscriptions and service revenue streams were secured with an additional 41,000…

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Toyota takes top honours in latest JD Powers Survey

Seven Toyota, Lexus and Scion (Toyota nameplate in the USA) models captured segment awards in the 2013 American J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, more than any other automaker. Each year, the research firm determines which are the most reliable vehicles on American roads and publishes the list in its Vehicle Dependability Study. Reliability…

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May I drive in South Africa with a Zimbabwean driving licence or is a international driving licence required?

Question: May I drive in South Africa with a Zimbabwean driving licence or is a international driving licence required? Answer: In terms of the law, a driving licence that has been issued in a foreign country, is recognised as a valid driving licence in respect of the class of motor vehicle to which that licence…

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Road Traffic Legislation Update – AARTO & Criminal Procedure Act

Please note that an extensive amendment bill to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998 was published for comment in Government Gazette 36173, dated 20 February 2013.  A memorandum explaining the amendments form part of the gazette (p 24). The gazette is available on our website (See presentations). Comments may be made until…

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