May a Learner driver have additional passengers in his car?

Question: Is it permitted for a learner driver to have more than one passenger in the motor vehicle, other than the licenced driver in the front passenger seat? Answer: You must always be accompanied by a driver who holds a valid driving licence for the same class of vehicle that you are driving. That person…

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9 Arrested for defrauding the Road Accident Fund

Nine people have been arrested in Pietermaritzburg and Chatsworth for defrauding the Road Accident Fund (RAF) of nearly R5 million. Police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge, said eight of them were also held for alleged fraudulent claims – that have not been paid out – of R92 million. “The SAPS was inundated with reports of…

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Motorists warned to caution when approaching low level bridges

Drivers need to be highly alert and vigilant when driving in rainy weather, especially when approaching low level bridges that might be there no more… People have been warned to avoid low-lying bridges that may be flooded after Tuesday night’s heavy storms in parts of the Gauteng province. Emergency personnel were called to one flooded…

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The designated driver may be the secret weapon in the battle for cheaper car insurance

In the past few years the Arrive Alive website has been approached by many new operators in the transport and small business industry – many of these providing weekend transport to those who go “on the night out”! It is of the utmost importance for road safety that we remove the drunk and impaired drivers…

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Shortage of Bitumen hampering pothole repairs in Port Elizabeth

A shortage of the tar ingredient bitumen was hampering pothole repairs in Nelson Mandela Bay, the municipality said on Wednesday. “The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s turn-around time for fixing potholes and the tarring of roads [is] currently affected due to the national shortage of bitumen…,” said spokesperson Kupido Baron in a statement. Bitumen is an…

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What are the Rules of the Road on drunk driving on a private property?

Question: I am currently performing a driver training programme and was asked an interesting question: is it permissible under any circumstances to drive over the alcohol limit on either a private road OR private property? Answer: There are no rules in the road traffic legislation on that. It would depend on the rules the owner…

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