Better public transport will also deliver an opportunity for cheaper car insurance premiums!

The Department of Transport should be commended for the efforts to improve public transport in South Africa. Even though many might regard recent developments as small steps, they are indeed much needed and they might prove to have a giant impact on road safety, the environment, economic development and financial stability. The efforts to improve…

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Height restrictions on delivery vehicles do not exclude need for caution!!

You may be within the legally allowed height restrictions for the delivery vehicle – but this does not allow you to drive everywhere! You still need to remain alert to the environment and other obstructions on your path of travel! What are the “height limits of delivery vehicles”? We shared the above photo with experts…

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NAAMSA says new vehicle sales up 10.5% in July

Growth in South Africa’s new vehicle sales slowed to 10.5 percent year-on-year in July at 45,703 units, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (NAAMSA) said on Tuesday. When sales from Associated Motor Holdings and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors – which report separately – are stripped out, sales went up by 11.1 percent to 39,472 vehicles compared…

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What does Regulation 214 of the Road Traffic Act Stipulate?

Question: What does Regulation 214 of the Road Traffic Act Stipulate? Answer: “motor vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle and includes— (a) a trailer; and (b) a vehicle having pedals and an engine or an electric motor as an integral part thereof or attached thereto and which is designed or adapted to be propelled by means…

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Why does it matter who the regular driver of my car is?

If you’ve ever shopped around for insurance quotes for your car, you’ll know that one of the first questions you get asked is: “Who is the regular driver of this car?” Why should this matter? And how does your answer affect your insurance cover? What does “regular driver” mean? Insurers view the regular driver of…

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Justice Project SA advises on risk of arrest at Airport for Outstanding Traffic Fines

We would like to share the following question raised with the Arrive Alive website and the response received from Justice Project South Africa: Question: Good Day, I have a friend who was stopped at the airport on his way to an overseas holiday regarding some very old overdue fines. He asked me to try find…

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Which documents do I need to take along for the learners license test?

Question: What docs do i need if i want to book for my learners test? Who do i report to if i fail the drivers test because i refused to bribe the inspector? Can one get to test where there’s maximum transparancy, is there such a thing? Answer: The info is provided here: http://k53.gavinhoole.ws/south-african-learners/#WhatYouNeed It’s…

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