ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

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!

Peters: SA's plan to curb road carnage

2014-08-13 10:51

The transport department will invest over R9.6bn over the next three years to improve South Africa's roads, reports transport minister Dipuo Peters.

Traffic fines: Don't be a moron

2014-06-23 10:09

Traffic fines - yes, we hate getting them, says DAVE FALL, but the radical increases in the Western Cape are a pretty good...

Sky-high new traffic fines: What you'll pay!

2014-06-10 14:42
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The Western Cape chief magistrate approves traffic fine increases from August 2014. Check out our break-down of fines and how much it might cost irresponsible drivers in the province.

Crime and corruption: SA road users in peril

2014-06-10 07:00

Vehicle hijacking, remote-jamming, corruption… South Africa’s roads are fraught with danger and knowing how to deal with threats could save your life. Arrive Alive reports on the types of crime affecting road users.

4 safety mistakes parents make

2014-06-06 09:21

Take the right precautions to ensure your child’s safety in the car when travelling.

4 common car-safety mistakes parents make

2014-06-03 10:47

Take the right precautions to ensure your child’s safety in the car when travelling.

Tailgaters, speedsters rife: Are you guilty?

2014-05-27 13:17

57% of British drivers own up to risky tailgating yet 95% are concerned by drivers following to closely, a survey by Brake and Direct Line reveals. Would we see similar results in South Africa?

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:15

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 11:24

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

Motorists heading home urged to be extra cautious

2014-01-02 15:03

Many holidaymakers will be packing up and heading home over the next few days, with traffic authorities releasing a list of routes where motorists need to exercise extreme caution.

Holiday horror: 550 killed on SA's roads

2013-12-18 08:09

At least 550 people have died on South Africa’s road since December 1 2013, reports the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

Get there in one piece

2013-12-17 13:17

The tragic death of movie star Paul Walker has highlighted the alarming number of motor vehicle accidents in South Africa. Here’s how you can avoid becoming a victim during the festive season.

Taxis: 1 day, 2 crashes, 14 dead

2013-12-03 09:23

"Losing 14 at once is too much." The ANC has trotted out the same trite remarks after 14 people - eight of them children - died in one taxi smash. So, how many IS enough?

4 tips to keep your tyres in shape

2013-11-15 06:46

With the holiday season approaching spare a thought for your vehicle - especially your tyres. Check out our top 4 tips for keeping your tyres in shape.

Dog box danger!

2013-11-12 13:33

Some parents risk their kid’s lives by letting them ride in the boot of the car.

Baby killed by luggage conveyor belt

2013-09-20 11:29

Baby dies after being caught in airport luggage belt mechanism in Spain.

Blood pressure and road safety

2013-06-04 15:32

When it comes to road safety, it is important to know whether your blood pressure is normal.

Top 7 cycling mistakes to avoid

2013-05-27 11:31

Riding a bicycle is great exercise, but before you hit the road take note of these seven common mistakes people make.

SA ranked worst in global road safety report

2013-05-24 10:40

Pedestrians are most at risk, according to the International Transport Forum that has ranked SA as the worst offender for road safety, out of a group of 36 countries involved in the report.

Girl hit by flying toilet

2013-05-08 15:21

Portaloo accident threatens life of US teen.

Road toll: A reader suggests...

2013-04-12 08:10

Road deaths in SA are increasing despite road blocks and other disruptive interventions. Here's what one erudite reader has to say to the government...

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Preliminary figures show that 241 people died on South African roads from a total of 201 recorded fatal car accidents during the Easter weekend. Watch.

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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!

'Higher learning' needed for safer SA drivers

2014-07-09 07:09

Taxis stopping where they please, texting teens, moms distracted by kids… You can’t control how other people behave on our roads but you can contribute to safer roads in SA through proactive driving.

Traffic fines: Don't be a moron

2014-06-23 09:01

Traffic fines - yes, we hate getting them, says DAVE FALL, but the radical increases in the Western Cape are a pretty good incentive to, (a) obey the rules and (b) save a lot of cash.

Crime and corruption: SA road users in peril

2014-06-10 09:37

Hijacking, remote-jamming, corruption… South Africa’s roads are fraught with danger how do you deal with threats?

Crime and corruption: SA road users in peril

2014-06-09 13:06

Hijacking, remote-jamming, corruption… South Africa’s roads are fraught with danger and knowing how to deal with threats could save your life.

N3 drivers warned of snow and ice

2014-06-05 10:59

WeatherSA has warned drivers to expect “very cold and wet weather” which could mean ice on Van Reenen’s Pass (N3). The N3 Toll Concession says some roads might be closed.

Tailgaters, speedsters rife: Are you guilty?

2014-05-28 09:17

57% of British drivers own up to risky tailgating yet 95% are concerned by drivers following to closely.

On the road: travel safety tips

2014-04-18 05:00

Here are some smart travel tips to make your journey a safer, more pleasant experience.

Improve your road safety

2014-04-17 09:55

These 12 things are non-negotiable if you're hitting the road this Easter. In fact, if you ever drive anywhere.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:04

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks.

Get there in one piece

2013-12-19 09:00

The tragic death of movie star Paul Walker has highlighted the alarming number of motor vehicle accidents in South Africa. Here’s how you can avoid becoming a victim during the festive season.

Get there in one piece

2013-12-18 05:00

South African roads are extremely dangerous. Our accident rate is alarmingly high. Here’s how you can avoid becoming a victim during the festive season.

130+ vehicles in morning fog mayhem

2013-12-04 07:39

More than 130 vehicles were involved in road pile-ups in Belgium on Tuesday (Dec 3) in which one person was killed, local media reported. Gallery, Video.

6 must-do's for safe holiday driving

2013-11-22 11:15

December is a joyous time of year to unwind and recharge for the year ahead. Driver safer with these 6 Must-Read Guidelines for Safe Driving this holiday season.

Dog box danger!

2013-11-12 14:05

Some parents risk their kid’s lives by letting them ride in the boot of the car.

Child falls from moving car!

2013-11-01 13:31

Video footage of a child falling from a car prompts child lock reminder.

Roadside courts for holidays?

2013-09-26 08:09

A new way to prosecute motorists swiftly for breaking traffic laws is being considered - roadside traffic courts.

Actress, daughter, escape bus crash (video)

2013-09-10 08:36

Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple narrowly avoid a bus on their scooter.

Blood pressure, driver fitness and safe driving

2013-06-04 14:45

How does blood pressure impact on driver fitness and why is maintaining a healthy blood pressure important for safe driving?

SA ranked worst in road safety

2013-05-25 10:12

The International Transport Forum has ranked SA as the worst offender for road safety out of a group of 36 countries involved in the report. And pedestrians are most at risk.

What does a ‘Baby on Board’ sign mean?

2013-05-21 11:40

Does the Baby on board sign in a car create a safer driving experience?

Reader: Plan for SA road safety

2013-04-12 13:07

Reader GERRIT KELLERMAN believes that "if there is any earnest commitment from the government to reduce the slaughter on South African roads” it should follow his plan for road safety.

Road toll: All action, no win

2013-04-11 14:43

Little's been done to cut the death toll on SA's roads, the AA has alleged. Wheels24 agrees...

12 things good drivers do

2013-03-28 11:45

These 12 things are non-negotiable if you're hitting the road this Easter. In fact, if you ever drive anywhere.

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