ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

‘Huge steps made in reducing accidents’

2016-12-02 10:18

The taxi industry in KwaZulu-Natal believes major strides have been made in the province’s roads to reduce the number of horrendous taxi accidents.

Quick-thinking driver avoids hijack: Here's how you can protect yourself

2016-11-23 10:17

A quick-thinking driver in Durban avoided a possible hijack/armed robbery in his driver. We list ways you can protect yourself from criminals on our roads.

WATCH: Jozi bakkie driver towing a trailer that only has one wheel!

2016-11-08 12:17

Footage of a bakkie towing a trailer with a missing wheel was sent to us by a concerned reader, have you seen anything crazier on South African roads?

Which city has the worst potholes in SA? More than 18 000 respond

2016-11-07 08:22

Which major SA city do you think has the worst potholes? More than 18 000 readers name the worst offender...

Crashes cost SA billions a year: Here's where the money goes

2016-11-01 11:32

Car crashes cost South African nearly R100-billion. We look at where the money has been spent and which factors take the greatest financial toll locally.

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SHOCKING: Is the Toyota Hilux the 'worst handling' bakkie in its segment?

The Toyota Hilux may be South Africa's best-selling vehicle but avoiding objects in the road without tipping over may not be its strongest trait, at least according to this video.

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One of the biggest threats to SA road safety? Second-hand tyres...

2016-10-25 07:58

Second-hand tyres and re-grooved tyres are one of the biggest dangers to safety on the road. We look at the dangers of worn tyres and how motorists can prevent potential crashes.

Takata's exploding airbags: US confirms 11th death

2016-10-21 09:03

A 50-year-old woman, who died after a car wreck during September in California, is the 11th US victim of Takata defective airbags.

Safer cars, hazardous roads: Distracted driving on the rise

2016-10-18 07:24

Despite the increase in car safety technologies, crashes and fatalities on the road are increasing, reports Property Casualty Insurers.

Can you park facing oncoming traffic? Legal vs. illegal parking in SA

2016-10-12 07:00

Cars parked facing oncoming traffic, vehicles jutting from driveways... motorists park their cars in all directions throughout suburbs in SA. Here's what the law says about parking in SA.

 

Finally! New SA road rules: 20km/h speed-limit reduction?

2016-12-01 07:27

Reduced speed limits, no children to be transported on bakkies... are some of the new road rules proposed for South Africa. We list new laws that could be passed.

POLL: Majority of Wheels24 readers don't use second-hand tyres

2016-11-14 14:27

The majority of Wheels24 readers don't fit second-hand tyres to their vehicles according to a poll that garnered over 22 000 votes.

Car spotted towing a scooter in Cape Town: What the law says in SA

2016-11-07 11:17

South Africans are accustomed to witnessing crazy incidents on our roads with this latest clip no exception: a reader spotted a Mazda towing a scooter in Cape Town...

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WATCH: Progress of vehicle safety since the 1990's

This video not only highlights the safety gains made in the motoring industry, but also how lucky we are to still be alive...

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Sharing the road with cyclists: what motorists should know

2016-10-31 22:10

Cyclists are more prominent on SA roads when the sport's big events draw near and drivers need to be aware of this crucial fact.

Get your car checked now before the end-of-year rush - AA

2016-10-26 11:22

With the end of the year nearing, here's why it's important to have your serviced, checked, and made roadworthy.

Readers respond: Biggest reason for parent's not buckling up their kids

2016-10-24 08:30

'My kids know that the car will not move an inch if they don't have seat belts on.', 'This is my child so don't tell me what to do,' Wheels24 readers share their thoughts on why so many South African parents are not buckling-up their children.

Is your child wearing a seatbelt? Few SA parents obey this law - AA

2016-10-21 07:18

'This is extremely worrying and speaks directly to the poor attitude drivers,' says the AA as its research found that less than 7% of children in cars are wearing seatbelts.

Hijacking in SA: Here's how you can protect yourself

2016-10-13 07:59

'Approximately 40 cars are hijacked every day,' says driver training specialists MasterDrive as it shares advice on dealing with hijackers in South Africa.

Reader pics: 'Potholes deep enough for pot plants!'

2016-10-06 11:53

'In one suburb with homes on the river front in Princess Alice drive, Nahoon, the potholes are deep enough for pot plants to be grown...' East London readers share their pothole pics.

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