What do the Rules of the Road require where lanes merge from the side?

Question: We often find side-swipe collisions where lanes merge from the side onto the highways. I believe the law in Australia requires the following: The ‘Form One Lane’ rule requires a driver to give way to a vehicle in another lane is that vehicle is in front of the driver’s vehicle as the lanes merge.…

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Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop 2013

  We wish to invite you to register for our Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop. An electronic or printed version of our National Road Traffic Act Compilation and other course documents are available. Please indicate your preference on the registration documentation. VENUES: 21 May 2013 – Stellenbosch (Spier) 23 May 2013 – Durban (Garden Court…

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What are the Rules of the Road regarding the display of a licence disk on my windscreen?

Question: What are the rules regarding the display of license disks on a windscreen? Answer: Regulation 36 applies: Display of licence disc or licence and roadworthy certificate disc Reg 36. (1) The owner of a motor vehicle shall display a licence disc or licence and roadworthy certificate disc, whichever the case may be, issued in…

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Growth in new vehicle sales soars in January

04 February 2013: Demand for new vehicle sales grew at an exceptionally strong rate in January 2013, according to figures released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) that showed a 14% year-on-year increase in total industry vehicles sales.   According to Chris De Kock, Executive Head of Sales and…

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MiWay simplifies car insurance claims with Submit, Shoot, Send

Innovative short-term insurer MiWay has launched a new facility that will both simplify and speed up the claiming process. Carine Conradie-Haffejee, MiWay’s head of marketing, explains: “With our Submit, Shoot, Send service clients can not only log a claim online but also submit pictures of the damage via email. In over half of accidents this…

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Servicing your luxury vehicle Africa Style!!

How important is it to have your vehicle effectively maintained and repaired? A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed a few photos of some uniquely South African vehicle repairs! Vehicle maintenance is not something to be neglected – to quote from the Arrive Alive website: “Effective and proper maintenance will provide many benefits to the…

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Are cyclists allowed to cycle on the freeway? What is a freeway?

Question: Are cyclists allowed to cycle on the freeways? Answer: Cyclists are prohibited on freeways. I copy reg 323 of the National Road Traffic Regulations for you. Reg 311 deals with the other rules and reg 207 requires a helmet. Special provisions relating to freeways Reg 323.(1) No person shall operate on a freeway— (a)…

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Can my traffic fine be reduced if I broke the law to attend to some emergency at home?

Question: “I would like to ask what options do I have in instance where I receive a speeding fine in situation where I was faced with an emergency that resulted in me committing the offence? I have recieved a notice saying that my fine will be decided in court ,how can I proceed in explaining to…

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Did you know that it is illegal have any part of your body to protrude beyond such vehicle while it is in motion?

A University of the Free State lecturer has been fined R300 for resting his elbow on the windowsill of his bakkie while driving on the N1 highway near Bloemfontein. Volksblad reported on Thursday that Antonie Pool, 33, was pulled over on a blazing hot day and fined for having his arm out of the open window…

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2013 a year of change and innovation in the fleet industry, says Standard Bank

Change is constant in the world of fleet management. With technology dictating the pace, Standard Bank says 2013 will see the fleet industry monitoring trends and acting proactively to make sure that clients’ needs continue to be met. “Fleet managers increasingly need to have information on all facets of their operations at their fingertips,” says…

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