R1 million shortfall jeopardizes eToll court challenge

In April 2012, OUTA interdicted the introduction of eTolls and again in January 2013, won the right to have their case heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). These critical victories ensured that motorists around the country were saved from paying eTolls and more importantly, sets the scene for OUTA’s ultimate intention, to prevent…

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Alexander Forbes advises motorists to take care when purchasing a used vehicle

Johannesburg, May, 2013 – Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) is advising purchasers of used vehicles to take special care not to pay an inflated price when purchasing and highlights the importance of insuring for the correct values. They recommend checking the Trans-Union Auto Dealers’ Guide, to assist in determining a fair price of a used vehicle…

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When may I legally drive inside the yellow lane on the shoulder of the road?

Question: Please could you provide me with some information with regard to the use of the Safety Shoulder/Emergency Lane on national roads. I have always used the lane, when safe to do so, to allow faster traffic to pass when necessary.  Before doing so I will always ensure that I can see sufficiently far enough…

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Positive signs remain for vehicle sales in South Africa after Naamsa vehicle sales numbers for May

Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): Sales Performance Summary – Exports: Sales Performance Summary – AMH: General Comments on April 2013 NAAMSA sales:   The month of May 2013 experienced 5.98% more sales than April 2013.   Year on Year comparison shows an increase of…

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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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