Unconscious Bianchi to start therapy

2014-12-31 08:24

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is still unconscious after his crash in October 2014 but has begun a physical therapy programme.

Truck slams into 8 cars in Durban

2014-12-11 08:46

A huge crash involving a truck and eight cars brought traffic to a halt on the N3 in Durban. Six people were injured.

N2 horror crash: Warning to SA drivers

2014-12-05 10:04

The horror crash involving Cape Town actor Thabang Sidloyi has highlighted the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of buckling-up, writes DON SMART, author of 'a Guide to Motor Law'.

Cape actor killed in horror N2 crash

2014-12-02 09:35

A video posted on YouTube shows Cape Town actor and musician Thabang Sidloyi being killed in a horror crash on the N2 just outside the city. Warning: graphic imagery.

Video: Webber in high-speed fiery crash

2014-12-01 09:41

Former Red Bull driver Mark Webber slid into a high-speed crash during a World Endurance series race in Brazil on Sunday. Watch as his Porsche 911 burst into flames!

Sanral toll puzzle in Zuma crash

2014-11-25 07:43

'Information from Sanral is irreconcilable and inconsistent,' said a state prosecutor in the inquest involving SA president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane's horrific taxi crash which killed one passenger and injured three others.

Churchgoers mowed down by speeding car

2014-11-13 08:45

At least 15 people were injured, including seven children, when a driver smashed into a group of churchgoers in Sao Paulo. The driver and occupants of the car fled the scene on foot.

Making cars safer: Have drivers do less?

2014-11-12 08:06

Despite advances in vehicle safety, driver error is responsible for 90% of car crashes. The solution? Having drivers do less behind the wheel, according to researchers.

ESP: Keeping you on course this holiday

2014-11-10 07:22

Automatic stability control – variously known as ESP and ESC – is now compulsory in the European Union. That should do wonders for safe holiday travel.

Go's 'zero' rating: Datsun SA answers

2014-11-07 09:48

Datsun's Go,a budget hatch built in India, has scored ZERO in tests for basic safety, says the Global New Car Assessment Programme. It's just arrived locally. Read Datsun SA's response!

Mom turns 'traffic cop' in India traffic

2014-11-03 14:14

What would you do if you lost a child to a road incident? A mother in India who lost her teen daughter to a speeding driver has taken charge of traffic at the junction where she died.

N12 crash: Truck driver makes bail

2014-10-28 10:19

'I am saddened by the situation of truck drivers in that in every crash he is the only one to be charged.' - magistrate Samuel Hlubi as Alberton crash driver Isaac Maruding gets bail.

Bianchi: 'Recovery chances very small'

2014-10-23 08:59

Little has been heard in recent days about Jules Bianchi's condition since his crash at the 2014 Japanese F1 GP. An ex-F1 driver believes his 'chances of living without consequences are very small'.

Drunk driver blamed for Total CEO's plane crash

2014-10-21 15:35

Authorities are investigating a plane crash which killed the CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, at a Moscow airport. His private jet struck a snowplough, allegedly driven by a drunk driver, on takeoff.

Vadi says freeway smash 'not accident!'

2014-10-15 11:36

Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi has said the deadly multi-vehicle pile-up near Alberton on Tuesday was "no accident".

Bianchi latest: On breathing life-support

2014-10-06 13:34

F1 driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical" and is breathing with the aid of a respirator at the Mie General Hospital in Yokkaichi, 10km from Suzuka track where he crashed on Sunday.

Cops suspended for fatal hit-and-run

2014-10-03 08:55

Two Eastern Cape police officers have been suspended for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run. The victim was reportedly walking on the pavement!

Pay-day weekend takes grim toll in SA

2014-09-29 09:07

13 killed, 26 hurt in a crash near Hartswater, 21 killed in Western Cape... The September 2014 'pay-day weekend' took a grim toll on our roads and the WCape government tweeted: 'WC roads in 2014 = 4 x Marikana so far.'

English biker dead in wrong-way US crash

2014-09-26 08:20

Driving in a foreign country often leads to confusion... a motorcyclist from England was killed in a crash while driving on the left - the US, like Europe, drives on the right side of the road.

Mom OK's son's bike death video for safety

2014-09-09 13:00

A speeding biker, killed in a collision with a car on an English country road, videoed his ride - and his sudden, terrible, death. Now his mom has given permission for the video to be viewed.

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-09-03 07:00

Being in an emergency can be shocking and your ability to recall the correct emergency number could mean life or death. One of these 10 emergency numbers could save your life!

Lauda to Merc duo: 'Team comes first'

2014-09-01 09:14

Mercedes team boss Niki Lauda has told feuding drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton they can do as they want - but the team stays top in the title races.

VIDEO UPDATE Rosberg: 'My version is different'

2014-08-26 07:18

The Mercedes star wars continues as Nico Rosberg says his version of the crash during the Belgium GP is different - but he'll keep his quarrels internal.

Watch out! Top 10 car insurance pitfalls

2014-08-22 08:33

Does your policy cover hail damage? Are penalties imposed for young drivers? A survey found that 27% of drivers actually read the terms and conditions of their insurance policy in full. Avoid potential disaster with our top 10 guide to insurance pitfalls.


A driver fails miserably at parking and ends up smashing into another vehicle three times. Could this be the worst attempt at parking yet?

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Zuma's son 'negligent' in killer crash

2014-12-12 08:39

A court ruled that Duduzane Zuma, son of South African president Jacob Zuma, 'was negligent' in causing a crash which led to the death of a woman.

Zuma crash: Inquest finding today

2014-12-11 07:24

The finding of the Randburg magistrate's court into Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane's involvement in a deadly crash earlier in 2014, is set to be announced later today.

MEC: Seatbelt could've saved actor's life

2014-12-02 14:44

Movie star Thabang Sidloyi could still have been alive had he buckled up, says Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant of the horror crash in which the Cape actor was flung from a car.

10-dead crash bakkie 'unroadworthy'

2014-12-02 08:31

14 people killed, 10 in one crash and four in another... the slaughter of people continues as government and traffic services continue to allow humans to be carried like livestock.

So you've crashed: Now what...?

2014-11-28 14:41

Injuries, shock and panic...a car crash can be an incredibly traumatic ordeal. Here are 9 important pointers of what to do after a crash.

Matric vac: Rite of passage or dead end?

2014-11-13 13:01

Thousands of matriculants in SA will soon take to the roads to celebrate Matric break. This 'rite of passage' will, as usual, prove deadly for some of them. Read this, and perhaps not...

Cough-drop coughing fit totals car

2014-11-13 08:45

A car driver crashed into a metal post, the car flipped and ended up inverted 30m from the impact site. The reason? A cough-drop stuck in the driver's windpipe...

Car safety vs savings: Readers' answers will surprise you

2014-11-10 13:36

Nearly 19 000 readers participated in a News24 car safety poll. The majority were in favour of the "best protection" though alarmingly more than 7000 said choosing a safe vehicle depended on price.

5 things to do in a roadside emergency

2014-11-10 07:22

Flat tyre, mechanical issues, a huge crash... a roadside emergencies can be extremely traumatic. Our safety tips will help you to prepare for the worst. Take a read...

Text-'n-drive dangerous - but most do it

2014-11-05 13:50

Most people, according to a US survey, text and drive despite its illegality and danger. More than 25% believe they "can easily do several things at once, even while driving".

Kids flung from bakkie in horror SA crash

2014-10-30 12:24

The Western Cape government continues its hard-hitting road safety campaign with the release of a video showing a bakkie collision during which children were thrown from the pick-up!

WCape shock tactics: MEC Grant responds

2014-10-23 13:00

Crash video, child pedestrian deaths map… the Western Cape has used shock tactics to tackle road safety. MEC Donald Grant spoke to Wheels24 about the province's safety goals...

N12 crash: Plea to 'keep driver in jail'

2014-10-23 08:10

'People who drive recklessly should be kept behind bars,' said prosecutor John Ntuli as truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people in a huge crash in Alberton, bail application was heard at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Bianchi crash: Drivers want safer wet tyres

2014-10-17 09:38

Top F1 drivers are calling on Prirelli to improve its wet-weather tyres following Jules Bianchi's horror crash at the 2014 Japanese GP.

Readers respond: Bianchi crash

2014-10-07 06:33

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is on life-support in a hospital in Yokkaichi, not far from the Suzuka track where he crashed on Oct 5 2014. Wheels24 readers share their views on who was at fault.

Sleepless in Suzuka: F1 prays for Bianchi

2014-10-06 09:22

The Formula 1 world is holding its breath as Marussia driver Jules Bianchi fights for his life in hospital in Japan after crashing during the 2014 Japanese GP on Sunday.

Monster truck kills 3 at show - video

2014-09-30 07:29

Three people were killed and 18 injured when a monster truck careered into spectators during a show in The Netherlands.

Knysna 'rally' crash cripples spectators

2014-09-27 15:01

Two people were reported to have lost limbs when a Lamborghini being driven as part of the Rogue Rally crashed on September 25 on the road used for the Knysna Hill Climb.

Merc launches 'fast-rescue assist'

2014-09-12 13:31

Mercedes-Benz has an incredibly simple way of reducing the time it takes to extract occupants of a car at the scene of a crash - QR stickers. VIDEO

Mom OK's son's bike death video for safety

2014-09-08 12:17

A speeding biker, killed in a collision with a car on an English country road, videoed his ride - and his sudden, terrible, death. Now his mom has given permission for the video to be viewed.

Museum to fill Corvette-ruining sinkhole

2014-09-01 09:14

A huge sinkhole, that swallowed eight classic sports cars at the National Corvette Museum, will finally be filled. Sadly, five of the classic Corvette's could not be saved and will be on show in all their dented and wrecked glory.

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-08-28 11:46

Being in an emergency can be shocking and your ability to recall the correct emergency number could mean life or death. One of these 10 emergency numbers could save your life!

SA-bound new Outback, Legacy tops in safety

2014-08-22 09:02

Subaru's new SA-bound Outback and Legacy scooped the coveted 2014 Top Safety Pick plus award by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


A shocking video shows a rider crashing into a car but, incredibly, his acrobatic skills allows him to escape unharmed - by landing onto the roof of a car!

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Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

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