Which cities and towns in South Africa have the most and least traffic congestion?

In South Africa an estimated eight million vehicles travel on our roads daily and this figure grows by a staggering 20% every year*. Congestion affects millions of people every day, having serious effects on drivers’ health, businesses, society and the environment. With this in mind leading navigation company TomTom has revealed an immediate and cost-effective…

Details

121 arrested for drunk driving on Saturday night in JHB

A hundred and twenty one people were arrested on Saturday night for drunk driving in Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday. “The metro police held road blocks on main roads in Randburg, Soweto and Johannesburg CBD,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. “Those who were arrested were taken to alcohol evidence centres where they were breathalysed…

Details

Good intentions at the accident scene are not enough – caution is required!!

The Arrive Alive website has recently received information about emergency assistance on the N4 that might well have resulted in paralysis for an accident victim. We often find that witnesses try to render assistance with the best of intentions -but their over eagerness present additional safety concerns. Sometimes, even though difficult to refrain from jumping…

Details

Drunk Driver story from Australia

The Arrive Alive road safety website receives many interesting emails from regular visitors with information and advice about road safety across the world. Sometimes we also receive information of a less serious nature – and we would like to share this as well! Even though drunk driving is no joke – we can share a…

Details

Dealerships in Western Cape targeted by vehicle thieves

It appears that not only individual vehicle owners are now targeted by vehicle thieves -but also dealerships! These thieves are part of well organized vehicle syndicates – and dealerships will have to pay close attention to the safekeeping of their vehicles. Eyewitness News has learnt that a syndicate is targeting car dealerships across the Cape…

Details

South Africans underinsured for death & disability from accidents

We often insure our vehicles against the damage from motor accidents – but neglect to insure and protect our family members in the event of death and disability from the same vehicle accidents. It is most important not to focus on car insurance in isolation – but rather as part of a more comprehensive financial…

Details

Tyre Safety Survey 2010 shows standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa improved

Tyre maker Bridgestone South Africa has published data obtained during its Tyre Safety Survey for 2010 which shows that standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa have improved since 2009. Retailer Pick n Pay assisted Bridgestone by permitting the annual survey to be conducted in the parking lots of its stores. Armed with a pressure…

Details