Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts?

Question: Can a traffic officer summons a coach(bus) driver if the passengers on board did not wear their safety belts. I am talking about 65 seater double decker. Answer: Technically a double deck bus does not have to have seatbelts fitted. However reg 213 states that if a seatbelt is fitted to a seat the…

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Did you know a person who drives a herd is seen as the driver of a vehicle in road legislation?

Question: Could you advise me on the Regulations towards owners of cattle been herded across roads? I have looked at the Road Traffic Department’s chapter 10 which refers to animals on the public roads. What I am looking for is the safety measures that must be in place when taking animals across roads, ie. Flags…

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Brave police couple foil hijacking/ armed robbery in Khayelitsha

The Koegelenberg Sergeants, Francois and Shiela, are not only partners in marriage but they are formidable police partners. They recently had a split second to defuse an armed robbery. This heroic instance occurred on Wednesday 2014-05-21 at approximately 15:00 at the busy Metro Chain store in Town Two, Khayelitsha. They were patrolling the area when…

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Motorists advised to guard against theft from vehicles at shopping centres

The incidents of theft out of motor vehicles are staggering with a disturbing increase in cases recently in Bloemfontein as thieves are striking at parking lots in various shopping malls around the City. According to situational analysis it is revealed that most of the incidents are due to negligence and sheer carelessness of some motorists.…

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Growing trend in car thefts from dealership/panel beaters can be easily defeated

Theft of cars at vehicle dealerships and panel beaters has recently emerged as a growing trend in the industry. Standard Bank has urged its customers to remain vigilant and to guard against falling victim to this crime. Johan van Greuning, Head of Standard Insurance Limited, warns that a well-organised syndicate is using customer and vehicle…

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Security guards arrested for attempted theft of three forklifts in Wadeville

Members from Elsburg SAPS responded swiftly when a complaint was received regarding alleged theft at a company in Moore Street, Wadeville. According to information received, it was alleged that a truck was found to be inside the business premises busy loading three (3) forklifts.  Upon arrival, members searched the business premises for possible suspects. The…

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4X4 Night Experience launched for Off-road Fanantics

The inaugural 4×4 Night Experience off-road event will take place on Saturday the 7th June 2014 at the Hennops Off Road Trail starting at 17h00. The title sponsor is Weekend Warrior, encompassing HDP shocks, Vision X LED lights, Warn winches, and Hi-Lift jacks, all Control Instruments-Automotive brands. Weekend Warrior is an initiative launched by Control…

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