What are the Rules about the height of the high and low beam of headlights?

Question: Where do i find the regulations to set the hight of the high beam and the low beam of my headlights. Shouldn’t this be advertised as well? Answer: They most certainly are published – in the National Road Traffic Regulations, which is freely available to anyone. Here are the applicable regulations: Howard Dembovsky National…

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What is the Operator card that must be displayed on a vehicle?

Question: Sir/Madam, can you please clarify the meaning of an offence “Drove motor vehicle on a public road. Operator card not displayed.” Answer: Dear Sir or Madam. For a change, this particular question has an easy and straight-forward answer attached to it. All motor vehicles which are classified as requiring an operator to be registered…

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Ford Recalls Nearly Half A Million vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it’s recalling nearly half a million minivans and SUVs because of a pair of mechanical issues. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker is recalling 205,896 Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans made during the 2004 and 2005 model years, because their torque converter output shaft may fail. If that…

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10-year-old American boy detained after taking father’s Maserati GranTurismo for joyride in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said Wednesday they had briefly detained a 10-year-old American boy who took his father’s Maserati GranTurismo coupe out for a spin. The boy grabbed the keys from an unlocked drawer in the family’s apartment near central Hong Kong, revved the engine and drove off in the two-door car on Monday, the South…

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Motorcyclist (18) critically injured in Pretoria crash in traffic circle

An eighteen-year-old motorcyclist is fighting for his life in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after he was struck by a heavy goods truck at Fountains Circle this morning. The cause of the accident and the series of events leading up to it remain unclear and will form the subject of a South African…

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World Health Organization emphasizes need for attention to child safety in cars

How often have you been driving on the road and seen children in cars without seatbelts on? It’s no wonder that South African statistics show that more children die in car accidents than any other kind of accident in this country. WHO (World Health Organisation) says that mortality rates in car accidents for South African…

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Insurers in Europe expected to focus on “Big Brother” telematics for car insurance

During the past year we shared numerous discussions on the importance of insurance telematics and how technology can be used to calculate more accurately insurable risks. We have also discussed the pro’s and con’s, with the only negative being the general criticism to potential breaches in privacy etc. There are so many benefits that many…

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