Motorists alerted to increased risks of vehicle attacks on R300 near Cape Town

The Arrive Alive website received an alert which was sent in social media to members of an anti-truck hijacking group: “High Risk Area report: Kindly note that – there has been an increase in vehicle attacks on the R300 highway in Cape Town. If you have operations in the area, consider alternative routes at night.…


You are breaking the law and taking a massive financial risk if your truck driver is not validly licensed!

Earlier this week we found a massive wake-up call to fleet operators at the announcement by the RTMC of the large numbers of truck drivers and public transport drivers who are not validly licensed. In the story titled “Close to half a million freight and public drivers do not qualify to be on South African…


Must emergency vehicles always have their sirens on when travelling to an emergency?

Question: Is there a regulation that states that emergency vehicles MUST always have their sirens on when travelling to an emergency? Answer: Section 58 of the National Road Traffic Act states that: 58. Failure to obey road traffic sign prohibited (1) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall, unless otherwise directed by a traffic officer,…

Owning a car

MiWay releases eBook for first-time car owners

MiWay has released a new eBook which provides insights into the responsibilities and obligations which come with car ownership in South Africa, including how to buy appropriate insurance cover. Innovative short term insurer MiWay has introduced a free eBook which provides guidance for first time car owners. Focusing on the responsibilities and obligations inherent to…

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The All-New Lexus NX revealed

Bringing together striking design, free-spirited performance and innovative technology, the brand new Lexus NX is the luxury automaker’s first foray into the ultra-competitive compact SUV segment of the market. Available from the 23rd February, the NX symbolises a new direction for Lexus. As Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, points out: “The…

Driviing at Sunrise and Sunset

What are the regulations as to the time when my lights must be turned on when driving?

Question: Good morning. Please advise if it is mandatory to drive with your headlights on after 7.00am in Cape Town on a beautiful summer day. Answer: The regulation that requires when lamps must be lit is copied below. There is no definition for sunset or sunrise but as far as I know there were some…

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Important – There is NO new law allowing you to disobey traffic signals “after hours”

Question: To whom this may concern, I would like some clarity on a matter. A while ago, there was an announcement that road users may treat red traffic lights as stop streets after 22h30. I did not research at the time whether this was ever promulgated into law but I assumed (now to my disadvantage)…


Ford Ranger Now Even Smarter with award-winning Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control

PRETORIA, South Africa, February 2015 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has expanded the smart technologies offered in the Ranger with the addition of its award-winning Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control. Using the innovative hands-free technology of SYNC, customers are able to connect almost any mobile phone or digital media player…