Rules of the Road: You may not park against the flow of oncoming traffic!

Question: Subject:        Parking against flow of oncoming traffic (in other words , parking on right side of a road) Message: Could you please verify me if it is allowed in some circumstances to park on the right side of a road, against oncoming traffic flow. I’m sure I  have read an article that say sometimes this is allowed and yet,…

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Is there a legislative prerequisite for buses that transport school children to have seat belts in place?

Question: Please can you advise if there is any legislation within SA that defines that it is a legislative prerequisite for buses that transport school children to have seat belts in place. Does it include buses that may be owned by the individual schools and/or as may be hired from coach/bus hire  service providers? Answer: The…

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Police arrest five suspects for an alleged hijacking and robbery of Pietermaritzburg Businessman

On 20 January 2014 a Pietermaritzburg businessman was allegedly attacked and hijacked outside his premises while in the process of going to the bank to deposit his businesses takings. It is alleged that at about 09:30 in the morning, the 72-year-old male victim was driving in his vehicle, a Grey Toyota Avanza, and stopped outside…

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De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz Win Final Stage and Finish Fourth Overall in Dakar Rally; Poulter and Howie 33rd Overall

Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) won the 13th and final stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America on Saturday. They were officially classified as fourth overall at the finish in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso after a marathon race through Argentina and Chile that started in Rosario…

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Another Podium Place For De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz On Stage 11 Of Dakar Rally

Despite three punctures picked up on the rocky terrain of the 11th special stage of the Dakar Rally in Chile’s Atacama Desert on Thursday, South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) scored their third podium finish with third place. The 2009 Dakar winners finished 12m 38s behind stage…

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De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz Regain 4th Place In Dakar Rally

Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz of the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar team showed once again on Wednesday’s 231-kilometre stage 10 between Iquique and Antofagasta in Chile that they were the only petrol-engined 4×4 to take the fight to the turbo-diesel Minis in this year’s Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile. The…

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De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz 5th After Nine Dakar Stages

Special stage nine of the 2014 Dakar Rally between Calama and the coastal city of Iquique in Chile on Tuesday turned out to be a lot more difficult than South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Imperial Toyota Hilux) expected. Two punctures didn’t help and neither did the dust and roughed…

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