ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

Car insurance in SA: 'A necessity, not a luxury'

2016-06-21 11:20

'Nearly 65% - 70% of the 11.4-million registered cars in the country are not insured', reports the Automobile Association. Read our guide to avoid car-insurance pitfalls.

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WATCH: Heatwave buckles road, sends cars flying

A heat wave in Minnesota on caused a section of the highway to buckle and form a speedbump. It caused mayhem as unsuspecting motorists are sent airborne.

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13 safety tips for driving alone in SA

2016-06-04 09:22

Crime is rife on our roads. Here are 13 ways to be extra vigilant.

Crime in SA: This clip shows why you shouldn't leave your car unlocked

2016-05-18 09:36

'Crime is having a devastating effect on all road users,' says Arrive Alive in response to a video highlighting a common crime in SA - a vehicle stolen from a driveway. How often do you leave your car unlocked and unattended?

Grim Gauteng taxi crash stats: 3 months, 84 killed

2016-05-11 08:47

A total of 54 fatal mini-bus crashes, totalling 84 fatalities, were recorded in Gauteng during the first three months of 2016. The number of pedestrians killed is alarming.

Roadblocks in Cape Town: 'He who controls the road controls crime'

2016-04-28 06:57

'If we are doing effective control on the roads, a lot of other crimes will be under control,' says Alderman JP Smith, Cape Town's Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security, regarding roadblocks in the Western Cape. Do you agree?

Distracted driving in SA: 7 worst in-car distractions

2016-04-21 08:36

'When distracted, drivers’ reaction times are slower and they are much more prone to crash,' says the AA. We list the the most prevalent forms of in-car distractions on SA's roads.

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Awkward! This ad could curb texting while driving

The New Zealand transport agency has launched a campaign to curb texting and driving. The ad shows passengers offering 'a hand' to a law-breaking driver as they reach for their cellphone. Watch the hilarious reactions!

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US automakers to fit automatic brakes in cars by 2022

2016-03-18 08:26

US transportation officials and automakers say they've agreed to make automatic braking standard in nearly all cars by 2022.

Distracted driving in SA: Are you guilty?

2016-03-08 09:45

Are you guilty of texting while driving? The National Roads and Motorists Association says drivers who regularly send text messages spend up to 400% more time with their eyes on their phone instead of the road.

 

Can you legally tow a trailer? It's not that simple in SA

2016-06-15 08:51

As South African families take to our roads during the school holidays, many road users might not be aware that their current driving licence may not be legal to tow their holiday trailer.

India's horror roads: 17 people killed every hour in crashes

2016-06-10 07:31

'Accidents are killing more people in India than terrorism or natural disasters,' reports India's Transport minster Nitin Gadkari as new figures reveal 17 people are killed in traffic incidents on his country's roads.

Lane splitting in SA for bikers: The do's and don'ts

2016-06-01 10:35

Bikers are often seen driving between cars during peak traffic, but now this 'phenomena' is explained and what's more, it seems to be legal.

Distracted driving 'a leading cause of crashes' in SA

2016-05-12 08:24

'Texting and driving, as well as other forms of distractions on the road, can be every bit as hazardous on our roads,' reports Netcare. We list 7 of the worst in-car distractions in SA.

Should school uniforms have reflective strips?

2016-04-28 13:20

Many of us have had near misses, braking suddenly when a school child runs in front of our car. Kim Norton is thinking of solutions to help protect our small children.

10 tips for dealing with glare on SA's roads

2016-04-27 10:57

While sunrises and sunsets may be spectacular, driving with the glare in your eyes can be dangerous. Here's 10 tips for dealing with glare on SA's road.

Everything you need to know about roadblocks

2016-04-19 12:33

If you are planning on taking a trip during the upcoming public holidays, here's an “all you need to know” look at roadblocks.

Safety shock tactics for SA: Users respond

2016-03-23 10:28

'I am guilty of not wearing a seatbelt but never again after seeing that ad', 'Drunk drivers don't respond to polite requests', Wheels24 users respond to a shocking SA road safety campaign.

Jozi cops filmed 'abusing' driver: Do you know your rights in SA?

2016-03-16 08:42

'The latest video depicting JMPD officers abusing a motorist to go viral demonstrates the urgent need for proper training and discipline,' says the Justice Project South Africa.

Festive season road deaths: SA figures ‘deeply worrying'

2016-01-12 18:36

The Automobile Association said the SA holiday season road death figures are alarming and calls for 'concerted intervention to address the problem of road safety in our country'.

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