JPSA: Protector report vindicated us

2014-12-23 05:00

Justice Project SA says it has been vindicated by the public protector's finding that the Johannesburg metro police acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail.

Traffic officer job ads are bogus - RTMC

2014-08-12 07:19

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says an advertisement for traffic officer positions is bogus.

Only brown socks for 21st century speed cops - RTMC

2014-04-01 21:13

A specific and detailed dress code for traffic officers has been outlined in the Draft National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code gazetted.

RTMC to probe Shongweni crash

2014-03-01 21:08

A team of investigators has been assigned to probe an accident in Shongweni, near Durban in which two girls were killed and 72 people injured, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Alcohol a major cause of road deaths

2014-01-05 10:46

A Medical Research Council survey has found that alcohol remains a leading cause of death on South African roads, according to a report.

December road deaths may reach 2007 level

2014-01-02 20:48

As the number of road deaths in December looks set to rise to the highest recorded since 2007, officials have called for a collective effort to reduce road accidents.

Holiday horror: 855 killed on SA's roads

2013-12-27 07:52

Since the start of December 2013, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 crashes in South Africa, reports the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

High volume of cars on major routes

2013-12-21 16:08

Many of the traffic corridors around the country are experiencing high volumes of cars as people head to their holiday destinations.

Madonsela probing Peters

2013-12-02 14:41

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is reportedly investigating Transport Minister Dipuo Peters for alleged improper conduct involving more than R500m in traffic fines and licence renewal fees.

RTMC: 'Corruption is a problem'

2013-10-10 13:35

'The reality is that trucks... and buses are getting licences illegally - operators of unroadworthy public transport should face harsh consequences' - so sayeth the RTMC

Johannesburg buses and taxis impounded

2013-09-22 13:40

A huge number of minibus taxis and buses have been impounded for vehicle violations in Johannesburg, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Carlisle: RTMC’s days numbered

2013-08-07 14:05

Western Cape MEC for transport Robin Carlisle believes the Road Traffic Management Corporation could be dissolved stating that since its inception the organisation has “a totally unworkable corporate governance".

RTMC probes Ismail fines fiasco

2013-05-12 10:15

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has launched a probe into the acquisition of records of vehicles belonging to spokesperson Ashref Ismail.

Shareholders want RTMC shut - report

2013-04-07 11:30

Shareholder committee members of the Road Traffic Management Corporation want it to be closed down for not fulfilling its purpose, according to a report.

Traffic volumes on roads still low - RTMC

2013-03-30 18:09

Traffic volumes on the roads are still low because commuters have arrived at their destinations, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Festive season death toll tops 1 400

2013-01-10 14:40

More than 1400 people died on South Africa's roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Dikobe Ben Martins said on Thursday.

Ban drunk drivers - IFP

2013-01-04 07:17

Drunk drivers must be slapped with a lifetime ban, the IFP says.

Thousands nabbed for drunk driving

2013-01-02 21:42

More than 2 100 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol since 1 December, the transport department said.

Death toll passes 1 200

2012-12-31 18:14

The death toll on South African roads has reached 1 200, the Road Traffic Management Corporation has said.

Concern over high rate of head-on crashes

2012-12-23 18:25

Twenty six people have been killed and 44 injured in road accidents across the country over, the majority of which have been head-on collisions, according to reports.

Death toll mounts on SA roads

2012-12-22 22:28

Nineteen people have died and 28 been left injured in road accidents reported by various officials across the country, as the death toll on SA roads nears 800 since the start of the month.

Human factor behind road deaths - Martins

2012-12-09 20:57

Most road fatalities are caused by irresponsible human behaviour which highlights the need to educate communities about road safety, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Don't ignore traffic fines, motorists warned

2012-08-11 12:01

If motorists do not pay their overdue Aarto traffic fines they could struggle to renew their licences, a report says, after remarks that traffic fines sent in the post could be ignored.

25 buses pulled from road

2012-07-28 20:26

The Road Traffic Management Corporation and Johannesburg metro police have pulled 25 buses off the road after finding "critical" faults in them.

RTMC to probe Putco crashed bus claims

2012-07-05 18:55

Claims that someone altered the roadworthy certificate of a Putco bus that crashed last week will be probed, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.


Should child car seats be made compulsory?

2014-09-03 16:47

As the Western Cape government proposes new laws to force parents to install child car seats in their cars, News24 finds out why parents need policing.

Peters to brief media on Easter road campaign

2014-04-23 07:11

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters is expected to brief the media in Pretoria about the Easter road safety campaign. At least 103 people died at the long weekend.

Transport dept to probe Kokstad crash

2014-03-21 08:34

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and the RTMC plan to investigate the cause of the collision that killed seven people on the N2-Nolangeni near Kokstad.

Road death stats dubious - analyst

2014-01-09 16:16

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters's announcement that 1 376 people were killed on South Africa's roads during the festive season was not credible says an analyst.

Grim toll: 1184 killed on SA's roads

2014-01-03 07:19

The death toll on South Africa's roads for December 2013 is 1184 which equates to 39.5 deaths per day, according to driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones, who has monitored road death tolls since 2007.

December road deaths mount

2013-12-31 18:38

A total of 1184 people were killed in 987 road accidents nationwide from 1 to 30 December, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

855 killed so far on roads this festive season

2013-12-24 19:34

Since the start of December, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 fatal crashes countrywide, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Holiday horror: 550 killed on SA's roads

2013-12-18 08:09

At least 550 people have died on South Africa’s road since December 1 2013, reports the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

5 held at testing station for fraud

2013-10-24 07:16

Five people have been arrested at the Clayville Testing Station in Isando, Kempton Park, for fraud and corruption, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Mobile traffic courts mooted

2013-09-25 22:14

A new way to swiftly prosecute motorists breaking traffic laws is being considered, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

RTMC CEO recalled

2013-08-07 14:48

The Road Traffic Management Corporation's acting CEO Collins Letsoalo has been recalled to his previous position at the department of transport.

Minister's plea to road users after crash

2013-07-01 16:50

Transport Minister Ben Martin has lamented the death of 15 people in an accident in Sandfontein in North West.

Several held on SA roads on Freedom Day

2013-04-27 17:00

Several people have been arrested for various traffic offences as the country marks Freedom Day, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Traffic slows as road blocks increase

2013-03-30 20:11

Traffic volumes on the roads are still low because commuters have arrived at their destinations and as road blocks increase.

Traffic cops using hired cars - report

2013-01-22 07:31

The National Intervention Unit, which is tasked with co-ordinating law enforcement on the roads, is reportedly relying on hired vehicles, which are not equipped to deal with traffic officers' duties.

14 dead on Ekurhuleni roads this season

2013-01-05 18:51

Fourteen people have died on Ekurhuleni's road during the festive season, the municipality's disaster and emergency management service says.

Death toll rises to 1 279

2013-01-03 17:28

The death toll on South African roads over the festive season stands at 1 279, the Road Traffic Management Corporation has said.

RTMC: Road users failed SA

2013-01-02 12:00

Road users have failed South Africa, not the plan to halve the festive season death toll by 2015, the Road Traffic Management Corporation has said.

Traffic volumes set to spike - RTMC

2012-12-30 18:18

Traffic volumes on freeways are expected to rise when people travel back home from their holidays, the Road Traffic Management Corporation has said.

Mozambique border traffic backed up 6km

2012-12-23 14:29

Traffic is backed up almost 6km near the Lebombo border leading into Mozambique, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

765 killed on SA roads this month

2012-12-22 10:21

A total of 765 people have been killed on SA roads so far this month, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Unsafe buses taken off Tshwane roads

2012-09-20 07:38

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says 68 buses belonging to major passenger transport operators have been taken out of service in Tshwane.

Buses, taxis pulled off Joburg's roads

2012-08-02 20:37

Twenty-one commuter buses and 11 minibus taxis have been taken off the road in Johannesburg, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Weather causes chaos on SA roads

2012-07-14 16:30

Several serious incidents have been reported as the rain and snowfall gripped some parts of the country.

SA needs elite accident unit - DA

2012-07-04 16:58

An elite accident unit needs to be established to investigate the causes of fatal accidents, the DA in Gauteng says.

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