ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

FIA worldwide road safety campaign launched in South Africa

2017-05-19 14:14

South Africa will become part of the first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety.

Police eye 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving

2017-05-15 08:47

New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

#4Roadsafety: 10 ways the UN plans to halve global road deaths

2017-05-09 10:57

Parliamentarians worldwide, including SA, are being urged to support action to meet the United Nation’s road safety goal - 50% fewer road deaths by 2020.

75% of SA motorists say drivers don't respect one another - report

2017-05-05 10:47

According to a recent survey by the Automobile Association, nearly 75% of people also believe the attitude of motorists towards one another has deteriorated over the past two years.

KZN driver caught with 20-ton overweight truck, arrested

2017-04-28 11:01

A KwaZulu-Natal truck driver has been arrested after his vehicle was found to be 20 tons overweight, the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) has said.

Holiday roadtrip: Don't wait until the last minute to service your car

2017-04-24 08:03

The Easter weekend took a grim toll on South African motorists. With another long weekend ahead in April, it's important to make sure your vehicle is in top shape.

Have you checked your car: Happy Holiday or highway to hell?

2017-04-11 07:31

'The Easter weekend has a bleak history in terms of road safety – every year, there is a new road safety campaign launched, and every year, the death toll remains horrific,'.writes Clare Vale as she shares some road safety tips.

New road regulations exaggerated on social media

2017-03-16 15:02

The Department of Transport has rubbished claims that the speed limit will be reduced to 100 km/h on national highways.

Speed limits, heavy truck ban: here’s why there are no new SA road rules yet

2017-03-01 13:26

'Lots of fairly draconian actions are proposed by the Department of Transport but few become new laws,' says the Automobile Association as it comments on why five proposed traffic regulations have yet to be made law in SA.

Flooded roads in SA: Here's how to escape from a sinking car

2017-02-22 12:31

Picture this: you've crashed into a river, your car's filling with water, children are panicking... Would you know what to do? Here's how to survive...

 

'1 car hijacked every 32 minutes' in SA

2017-05-17 09:40

'Criminals study daily routines and use this known fact that we as South Africans have become complacent,' says Pro-Active SA's Ryno Schutte.

Infographic: Unpacking SA's new bakkie law - the finer details

2017-05-13 11:30

It will soon become illegal to transport school children for reward (i.e paying a driver) in the goods compartment of a bakkie in SA. Here's all you need to know.

Unpacking South Africa’s new bakkie laws: 5 things you should know

2017-05-09 08:16

'Legal technicalities and regulations aside, it’s important not to lose sight of what’s at stake here - children’s lives,' writes legal expert, advocate Jackie Nagtegaal as she unpacks SA’s new bakkie laws.

Engen Driver Wellness 2017 kicks off in Eastern Cape

2017-05-04 08:49

The call for healthy truck drivers to begin with the Engen driver wellness initiative has kicked off its seven-month programme.

At what age can kids safely cross the street?

2017-04-24 11:30

In simulated experiments, consistently getting across a busy road was tough for children younger than 14.

Roadtrip - a little planning goes a long way on a holiday drive

2017-04-11 11:22

Here are some safety tips to help you keep your cool on the road during the Easter holidays during April.

Drunk goggles: What it's like to drive over the limit

2017-03-17 14:08

Drunk driving is still a huge problem in South Africa where the act of driving while intoxicated seems to be a culture here locally. Meet the 'drunk goggles' for a sobering experience.

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.

Mpumalanga MEC must pay woman R450 000 after potholes cause her car to roll

2017-02-23 12:01

A Benoni motorist whose car overturned after she tried to avoid a pothole, only to hit another, has been awarded damages of R450 000.

Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

2017-02-15 12:24

Young drivers aren't the only ones behaving badly on the roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.

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