Pit stop drinking: A reckless trend in SA

2017-03-14 08:37

'Will changing drinking and driving to a schedule five offence bring about enough change, fast enough,' asks MasterDrive SA's Eugene Herbert as he sheds light on a reckless road-trip trend - motorists parking off, having a few drinks and rejoining traffic.

Here's how the Western Cape plans to make the roads safer this festive season

2016-12-13 11:29

'Our most urgent task is to do all we can to lessen the carnage that is caused each year by reckless and irresponsible behaviour on our roads,' says MEC Donald Grant.

#Boozefreeroads: WCape's shocking holiday ad. It has drinking demons...

2016-12-02 12:21

The Western Cape has launched another shocking ad to alert motorists to the dangers of drinking and driving during the holdiays? It features drinking demons. Do you think it will curb drunk drivers?

Need to renew your car licence? Western Cape drivers will be paying more

2016-11-21 12:52

Driver’s renewing their vehicle licence in the Western Cape will have to pay more as proposed fee increases have been published in a Provincial Government gazette.

CT meter taxis want answers over ‘illegal’ Uber

2016-07-15 12:19

Metered taxi drivers say they have marched in Cape Town because the Western Cape government has failed to reply to their concerns over internet app Uber.

Controversial campaign: This horror SA ad will make you buckle-up

2016-03-22 09:15

The Western Cape isn't pulling any punches with its latest road safety ad - 'the first kiss'. Are shock tactics effective at reducing road deaths? WARNING: Graphic imagery.

MEC praises heroic Cape Town traffic cop

2016-01-21 12:46

Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant has praised traffic officer Nizaam Alexander for keeping his cool and fighting back against a man who shot him and tried to steal his firearm.

Crime down on N2 - Western Cape authorities

2015-09-17 19:33

The number of violent and criminal incidents on the N2 has been dramatically reduced since the recent establishment of a priority committee, according to a joint statement.

Traffic officer ambushed on N7 for service pistol

2015-05-26 15:28

Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed a traffic officer of her service pistol on the N7 in Cape Town.

4 killed in bus crash

2015-03-19 20:01

Four people have been killed and 32 injured when a bus and a truck collided on the N1 near Laingsburg.


Western Cape roads remain lethal: Christmas long weekend claims 19 lives

2016-12-28 10:50

The Western Cape roads have claimed 19 lives this Christmas long weekend, despite several warnings and safety campaigns from the provincial transport department.

City of Cape Town opposes national traffic service: 'Breach of the Constitution'

2016-12-12 07:49

'It would not be the first time that we have had to take legal action to stop bad planning and legislation by the national government,' says the City's Alderman JP Smith and Transport MEC Donald Grant.

Car licence fee hike: What Western Cape readers say

2016-11-23 09:23

'We are actually getting a fairly good deal with just a 6% increase', 'Typical of these fatcat politicians they will milk the public dry!' Wheels24 readers voice their views on proposed vehicle licence fee increases for the Western Cape.

Vehicle impounding on the cards for SA offenders: Have your say...

2016-09-28 07:00

The Western Cape government proposes the impoundment of vehicles for serious road traffic offences, and to encourage road safety through education, promotion and research activities.

#BoozeFreeRoads: Controversial Drager system returns to Western Cape

2016-06-17 07:16

The National Prosecuting Authority confirms the controversial Drager breathylser test has been reinstated in SA, this time to be piloted on Western Cape roads.

R487million N1 upgrade: Here's how your money will be spent

2016-02-15 15:37

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will spend R487-million to ease congestion along the N1 in Cape Town.

Holiday road deaths: 143 killed on W Cape roads

2016-01-05 15:37

The busy holiday period saw 143 people killed, including 55 pedestrians, on Western Cape roads during December 2015. What's being done to curb road deaths?

Go George buses running again after violent week

2015-08-24 12:35

The Go George bus services is back up and running, despite ongoing tensions between it and taxi associations.

TB and why you need fresh air in the taxi or bus

2015-03-24 05:00

People using taxis, buses and trains have been urged to open the windows when using public transport in a bid to stop TB from spreading.

7 things to do after a freeway breakdown

2015-02-17 11:04

Renewed calls have been made for drivers to refrain from taking chances on the highways as road deaths continue to increase.

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