Is there a regulation stipulating that mirror extensions must be fitted when towing a caravan?

Question: Is there a regulation stipulating that mirror extensions must be fitted when towing a caravan? Will a rear view camera fitted to the caravan be an acceptable alternative? Answer: The regulation states that you must be able to see the traffic behind you in a rear view mirror. It does not specify extension mirrors…

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Advanced tracking and fare collection technology installed in 3000 taxis in KZN

Approximately 3000 taxis will be equipped with state-of-the-art electronic fare collection in Kwazulu Natal. JSE-listed DigiCore Holdings, owner of Ctrack, today announced that it had concluded an agreement with Translog Management (Pty) Ltd, which will see the roll-out of its TAP-I-FARE™ electronic fare collection solution into approximately 3000 taxis over the next two years. The…

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What is the Insurance Code of Conduct on Claims Rejection of my Car Insurance Claim?

When will my car insurance claim be rejected? Is there a specific code of conduct that all insurers should adhere to? The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) Code of Conduct stipulates as follows: 10.2 Claims rejection Insurers will only reject claims in the following circumstances: • If evidence exists that there was material misrepresentation and/or…

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Third Annual AutoZone Motor Show attracts visitors from across Gauteng

The third Annual AutoZone Motor Show, held on Saturday 26 May, attracted visitors from across Gauteng. AutoZone, in partnership with Tiger Wheel & Tyre, displayed a variety of products. The show was a success and was attended by over 5 000 people. The event included brands such as GUD, LUK, Gabriel, Safeline, Bosch, RAM, Henkel, Shield,…

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Approach a water crossing with caution to avoid vehicle damage!

Even if you have a 4×4 vehicle it remains important to approach any water crossing with caution! On the Arrive Alive website we have very important information about 4×4 vehicle safety and we have also previously addressed the warning of the Ombudsman about car insurance and engine damage resulting from driving through water. For more…

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Taxi driver in fatal accident found not guilty after “sneezing fit” caused accident

We find many distractions on the road – and one which we have all experienced is when we sneeze and our eyes close for a brief moment. But what if that is more than just a once-off sneeze? We have come across a very interesting story in the Daily Mail which we would like to…

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What do you need to know about Insurance Claims for damage during riots and strikes?

We are once more heading towards what is known as “Strike season”. During this time many labour organizations are entering into formal negotiations and disputes with employers and we find labour related strikes nationwide. Even though mostly peaceful – these do sometimes erupt into violence and damage to vehicles and other property. Important Judgement made…

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Group of men thrown out of Kruger National Park for drunkenness

A group of men has been thrown out of the Kruger National Park because of drunkenness, the park said on Monday. Spokesman William Mabasa said four men travelling in a minibus arrived at the park’s Phalaborwa Gate, in Limpopo, on Sunday. “They told the security officials that they were there to visit an employee who…

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