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  1. I have a normal drivers license but I want to add a pdp, code 10 and a bike license. Can I do it all together?

  2. Wickus Coetsee

    Is a car deamed roadworthy with no numberplates displayed?

  3. HI i was wondering what the process is to renew a car licence, if you are not the owner.
    and the owner is in another country?

    Is it the same process, or is something else needed.

    Thanks

    Lulama

  4. Luan Crawford

    Hi, i dont want to leave a comment but need an answer to my question. There is only the option to “submit comment”. So i am having to use this facility.
    I was parked in a parking bay, sitting in my car last month. Woman in black Jaguar opened her door carelessly onto the fender of my car. We swopped details. We reported the incident. I put in insurance claim with Glenrand (my current insurer). They tell me i have to pay excess of R2250. I said “no”, it is 3rd party claim, the other driver’s insurance Co must pay or the other driver. Glenrand say, i must pay and they will attempt to get the money out of her insurance company. Glenrand are soooo useless, they are honestly not going to bother to get the money back and i will land up being out of pocket. What the hell is my 3rd party insurance for? I must pay excess? Is this legal?

  5. Suzette

    Can anyone assist. We have a Mercedes Sprinter (3500) that we use as a camper with only the two single seats infront. We do not transport people or goods or anything else for that matter. Do we still need a Prdp. I read all the laws and requirments regarding Prdp and can only find that the vehicle is in the 3500 range.

  6. Anton

    Question: Learners Licence

    – The person concerned must be accompanied in or on that vehicle by, and be under the direct personal supervision of a person seated next to him or her, or immediately behind him or her, where such person cannot be seated next to him or her, and who is in possession of a license, other than a learners or similar license, authorising him or her to drive that class of motor vehicle. This is not applicable in the case where the provisional license relates to a motor vehicle having no seating accommodation for a passenger or to a motor cycle.

    Does this mean that if I pull the seats out of a car, then I can drive alone with a learner’s licence?

  7. Susan

    Is it true that insurance premiums are supposed to decrease because the value of the insured vehicle decreases each year?

  8. admin

    Hi Susan,

    that is unfortunately only one side of the argument … most insurers will tell you that the cost of repairing a vehicle is always increasing and due to the fact that more cars are repaired than replaced means that insurance premiums do not necessarily decrease as the value decreases.

    But your insurer should take the decrease in value into consideration when reviewing your car insurance premium.

  9. Lisa

    What is the minimum required car insurance for driving in South Africa? Just liability, or collision…am moving form the US where different states have different requirements. What is the requirement in Gauteng?

    Thanks!

  10. admin

    Hi Lisa,

    the law does not require you to have any car insurance. But we would advise you to take out fully comprehensive insurance when you get here as a large portion of vehicles on our roads are uninsured.

  11. Hi there.

    I would like to know whether it is legal for the traffic department to fine you twice for the same time and event? One fine being from a speeding camera and the other being from a traffic cop? Which one am I legally bound to pay?

  12. Marcia

    Dear Sir,’

    I need your kind assistance.

    I would like to know if you may have in stock the valves for an Audi A4 – 2litre – 2003 model.
    The engine number is: 166172

    Kindly revert to me soonest with the availability and cost as well.

    I thank you.

    Marcia.
    0822282477

  13. lucky

    hello after the insurance has approved my claims after having an accident how long should the panel beaters start working on my car each time I go there I am told the car will be stripped then they will order parts its been 2 weeks now lucky pta

  14. Max

    My car was involved in a car accident the driver of the Hardware company did not stop at the traffic light when they were red. My car was not insured and is still financed by the bank. I have tried to lodge a third claim with the company insurance and they say it was not the drivers mistake whereas i have two witnesses who were on the scene when it happened. Please urgently advise on how i can pursue the matter – are there lawyers who can assist paid by the state to pursue the matter.. The witness have agreed to assist in case the matter goes to court.

    Max

  15. Hi

    I subscribed for dents & scratches but lost contact.Could you please provide me with the relevant departments contacts.

    Regards

  16. Rosemarie

    Question…
    If I want to put my car on my mom’s name because I’m going out the country do I have to re roadworthy or can I just go and have it changed at the post office? Ur soonest reply needed. Thank u….

  17. Pam

    I am looking for an insurance company to insure my vehicle, I am a victim of multi claimant, of which some were not my fault, but now I am having a problem finding an insurance company, I have already been declined by 75% of the companies
    I am even trying the brokers, but still not luck
    please help

  18. Sharon Haarhoff

    Good day

    Last Wednesday 18th March 2015 I was travelling along Olifantsfontein Road opposite Teazers – I was travelling at less than 60km per hour due to the heavy rain – I hit a massive pothole which subsequently burst my brand new tyre which I purchased less than a month ago – I was stranded on the side of the road in the pouring rain – no street lights – and a woman on her own.

    Where do I claim for the tyre, balancing and alignment ??

    I am so sick to death of the disgusting shape of our roads when our cabinet members are living in the lap of luxury – some of this wasted money should be used to repair our roads – they are a hazard and a danger.

    Feeling very angry and disillusioned at present with our roads and lack of concern about their repair…..

  19. Christo

    Buying a vehicle with the license fee in arrears. Why should the new owner be responsible for the outstanding fees, is there a way of solving a previous owners outstanding fees?

  20. Sips

    A quick question, how much exactly are private insurance policies supposed to pay to 3rd parties, I had an incident and the company wants to pay the 3rd party 60% of the quote expenses minus my already paid expenses. What are the different consequences of the 3rd party claiming as a private person and through their own private insurance including the payment of their excess fee. Finally what is my obligation as a private person in this whole issue

  21. Jay

    Good Day

    My car was involved in a collision and it was a write off. However, the Insurance Company disposes through a Salvage Company. I attempted to negotiate a buy back but, they want 50% of the book value that I was paid out. Is there a capping on the list they can ask for the vehicle. Please advise.

  22. Hi there

    I was hit on the side of my double cab a week ago by a rather large truck whose breaks had failed whilst entering a intersection, the traffic light was green for me and the truck did not stop at a yield sign, clearly not my fault. I have a code 10 learners license and at the time was accompanied by my employee who holds a valid code 8 drivers license. Their insurer now claims that I hold 50% liability? what are my legal rights in claiming from them?

    Thanks

  23. linton naidoo

    Good day. My vehicle was hijacked on the 2nd of september 2016. During the hijacking my vehicle was smashed and declared a write off by my insurance company. After 8 weeks I get an email from my insurer stating that they have filed for liquidation and are insolvent therefore they cannot make payment. This thursday the 20th of October 2016 the high court has granted the application for liquidation of that insuramce company. My bank settlement on my car is R125000, the insurance settlement amount to be paid was negotiated at R13600 which is the retail value of my vehicle. My problem is that I still owe the bank money until insurance pays out which now they say they cannot. I need advise on what to do now as the vehicle installments are still running of my bank account. And I had to buy another vehicle in the interim as I need a vehicle for my occupation and I cannot afford two installments. My short fall cover wikk not assist in a any way possible now as the claim has been processed by the insurance correctly. How do I work around this as I cannot afford the installment on a vehicle I do not have. And a liquidator has not been assigned as yet. I also do not have the vehicle in my possession as the insurance had it sent to a salvage centre. Please advice me as to what should be done as I cannot now afford to continue payments on a car I do not have and especially after getting another vehicle financed for work purposes.

  24. I had an accident on the 17/11/2016.They bumped into my car JPD 262 NW and the damage is on the right mirror and right fender. Still waiting for case number.

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