ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

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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.

The great teen biker debate

2013-02-04 11:07

Would you allow your teen to get a motorbike?

AA sets SA driver challenge

2013-01-23 09:06

With the hope of reducing road deaths, the AA has a set challenge for all SA drivers in 2013. Here are the rules...

Drunk Driving laws in South Africa

2012-12-24 10:30

Drunk driving in South Africa is not to be taken lightly and drinking and driving is a very serious offence.

How to avoid an accident in December

2012-12-07 12:00

Driver? Here’s what you need to do to keep safe on the roads – before you even leave the house!

How to avoid an accident in December

2012-11-27 14:33

Driver? Here’s what you need to do to keep safe on the roads – before you even leave the house!

Poor in most peril on SA roads

2012-11-01 14:17

Efforts to cut road deaths is as much a social battle as it is about road safety, a study has found, highlighting factors that apply - with fatal consequences - to many people in South Africa.

No more outings for kids?

2012-09-17 14:41

School outings have been banned after several horrific accidents in KZN.

Aarto roll-out now set for 2011

2010-10-05 13:17

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says the delayed new point demerit system for motorists will be implemented next year.

 

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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Safety for the little ones

2013-03-28 11:35

Before you head off on your holiday, don't forget about the safety of your little ones. Proper use of child seats could be what gets the family all there in one piece.

Shock images for road safety

2013-01-24 12:28

Police in the German state of Mecklenburg West Pomerania have begun a campaign using disturbing images of road accidents and their victims in a bid to promote road safety.

AA sets SA driver challenge

2013-01-23 07:34

The number of lives lost on South African roads during the festive has reached 1475. In the hopes of reducing road deaths, the AA has a challenge for all SA drivers, here are the rules...

Social media key to road safety?

2012-12-12 08:25

Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is to hold a seminar focusing on feasible, cost-effective road safety programmes to cut road deaths. SA sending anybody...?

Free car checks for Christmas

2012-12-03 08:38

As the Christmas season gets under way, South Africans take to the streets and true to its name everything gets a bit silly in during this season

Road Safety Tips

2012-11-13 15:52

Don’t take any risks when planning a road trip. Here are some top tips to keep you safe.

Oldies safer than young drivers?

2012-09-18 12:13

Contrary to popular belief older drivers aren't necessarily bad drivers, as research has shown people over the age of 70 aren't more likely to cause crashes compared to other age groups.

20 years in jail for killing kids

2012-02-28 14:48

Killer taxi driver is sentenced to an effective 20 years in prison

MEC launches 'war on potholes'

2009-10-20 22:03

North West MEC for Transport Mahlakeng Mahlakeng will launch a new "war on potholes" programme despite massive budget constraints, her department has revealed.

 
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