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'Guaranteed to kill traffic demons' - These road ads poke fun at SA's Prophet of Doom

2017-10-17 09:20

'Guaranteed to kill 99.9% of all traffic demons' - A campaign by the RTIA mocks motorists who seek out prophets and traditional healers to resolve traffic violations.

Twitter fail: Cops apologise for 'insensitive' road death tweet

2017-10-10 11:10

New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an 'insensitive' tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as 'tone-deaf' by social media users.

'Another source of corruption' - Readers respond to SA driver Demerit System

2017-10-05 08:15

'Will lead to more traffic cops extorting money', 'What about rewarding drivers for good behaviour?'... Readers respond to the proposed SA driver demerit system.

Nissan suspected of forging factory inspection documents - reports

2017-10-04 07:40

Nissan factories routinely forged inspection documents for new vehicles, reports said on Wednesday, as a scandal mounted around Japan's second-biggest automaker.

Unpaid traffic fines: RTIA apologises for sms 'communication error'

2017-09-28 09:09

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency apologises for a 'communication error' as it issues sms and email notifications to Gauteng motorists regarding unpaid fines.

Volvo debuts new SA-bound XC40 SUV

2017-09-22 07:42

Volvo expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of the new XC40 in Italy. The new compact premium SUV is set to arrive in SA later in 2018.

So a car crashed into your house? What the law says in SA

2017-09-20 11:17

Hitting another vehicle is one of the most common forms of vehicle crashes in South Africa but what happens if you damage more than just a fellow road user’s car?

These are the tough new safety tests automakers will have to pass - Euro NCAP

2017-09-13 08:30

Pedestrian and cyclist safety, child presence detection... these are some of the new, stringent Euro NCAP safety tests automakers will have to pass.

New traffic laws for SA: 7 top Aarto questions answered

2017-09-07 09:27

How will the points demerit system work? Is this another revenue-generator for traffic authorities? The Road Traffic Infringement Agency responds to the Aarto Amendment Bill.

Speeding garbage trolley caught at 60km/h: What the law says in SA

2017-09-06 17:00

Spotting a speeding garbage trolley travel along a local road at more than 60km/h is certainly an eye-opening experience but this practice is extremely dangerous to all road users.

 

'Killing the evil spirit of traffic fines' - This ad pokes fun at SA's Prophet of Doom

2017-10-12 07:58

'When you drink the 95 unleaded it will taste like the sweet wine of glory' - A campaign by the RTIA may well have provoked the ire of SA faith-based groups, as it mocks motorists who seek 'supernatural' methods to resolve traffic violations.

Severe storms lash SA: Your wet-weather driving guide

2017-10-10 09:54

South African has been hit by severe storms this week, with heavy rain and strong winds affecting large parts of Gauteng. Here are some important tips for driving in wet weather.

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology - study

2017-10-05 07:40

A new study says the infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time.

SA's cheapest cars, bakkies to service and repair revealed

2017-10-01 18:34

'If you drive a Toyota Corolla Quest, NP200 or Volvo S60, we have some good news for you,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he comments on the cheapest cars to repair and maintain in SA.

Car insurance claim rejected? Here’s what you need to know

2017-09-22 09:30

Damaged your car? We look at some of the reasons why your car insurance claim could be rejected and how the law is on your side if you're treated unjustly by an insurer.

Checked your windscreen wipers? Summer rains are on their way

2017-09-22 06:50

Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Motor Industry Workshop Association.

MAP: These are the top 20 'killer roads in SA' - RTMC

2017-09-13 12:57

'The following are among routes identified as killer roads in South Africa,' says the RTMC as it lists 20 high-accident roads in SA.

Car modifications: What the law says in SA

2017-09-08 09:02

Stylish bodykits, lowering your ride... vehicle modifications can land you in hot water with the authorities. We list some important facts you should know about modifying your car.

New traffic laws for SA: Transport Minister Maswanganyi welcomes Aarto

2017-09-07 08:55

Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, has welcomed the passing of the Aarto Amendment Bill. The bill paves the way for a driver points demerit system and an Appeals Tribunal to deal with traffic fines.

That was close! Right of way doesn't mean you're safe on the road

2017-09-05 07:56

A driver's dashcam captured footage of what could have been an horrendous crash as a truck ignores the rules of the road and nearly causes a huge accident.

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