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PICS: New airport to aid N1 emergency response

2014-12-15 09:21

A new international airfield has been launched in the Karoo to accelerate emergency responses on the N1 this festive season.

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Emergency services speaks to us about what we should do at the scene of an accident.

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Truck slams into 8 cars in Durban

2014-12-11 08:46

A huge crash involving a truck and eight cars brought traffic to a halt on the N3 in Durban. Six people were injured.

UK group pushing for more motorcycles

2014-12-10 13:11

Motorcycles for decades have been seen as bad-boys' transport deserving no place in civilised traffic. Well, that's not what the UK is saying now - get biking, says the state.

Driver fitness: Fatigue can be a killer

2014-12-09 12:42

Taking a road trip with the family? Driver fatigue can be deadly, especially given heavy traffic during the holidays. Read our guide to help keep you alert behind the wheel.

Free car check before holiday trek - use it!

2014-12-06 10:00

Want your vehicle checked before setting off with the family on holiday but already feeling a bit cash-strapped? So, go get one free. Here's how...

N2 horror crash: Warning to SA drivers

2014-12-05 10:04

The horror crash involving Cape Town actor Thabang Sidloyi has highlighted the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of buckling-up, writes DON SMART, author of 'a Guide to Motor Law'.

Cape actor killed in horror N2 crash

2014-12-02 09:35
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A video posted on YouTube shows Cape Town actor and musician Thabang Sidloyi being killed in a horror crash on the N2 just outside the city. Warning: graphic imagery.

Shocker as WCape highlights killer roads

2014-11-12 15:50

The Western Cape continues its road safety shock tactics with the release of an interactive map of pedestrians killed in 2014. Will this curb road deaths?

Holiday read: ‘Pieces of Silver’ shines

2014-11-10 14:56

This major new novel brings into sharp focus the involvement of the Nazis with the Silver Arrows Grand Prix in the run-up to the Second World War. Great holiday read!

ESP: Keeping you on course this holiday

2014-11-10 07:22

Automatic stability control – variously known as ESP and ESC – is now compulsory in the European Union. That should do wonders for safe holiday travel.

5 things to do in a roadside emergency

2014-11-10 07:22

Flat tyre, mechanical issues, a huge crash... a roadside emergencies can be extremely traumatic. Our safety tips will help you to prepare for the worst. Take a read...

SA vehicle theft: 156 gone in 24 hours

2014-11-10 07:22

South Africa has staggering vehicle-theft figures through hi-acking, property theft and vehicles being stolen. Find out how you can can help thwart thieves!

Text-'n-drive dangerous - but most do it

2014-11-05 13:50

Most people, according to a US survey, text and drive despite its illegality and danger. More than 25% believe they "can easily do several things at once, even while driving".

How NOT to find yourself in an N12 horror

2014-11-05 07:47

There are 12 cars waiting at traffic lights in South Africa; six of their drivers are likely to be unqualified. Scary, hey, and one reason why SA has the world's sixth-worst road-deaths tally.

WCape shock tactics: MEC Grant responds

2014-10-23 13:00

Crash video, child pedestrian deaths map… the Western Cape has used shock tactics to tackle road safety. MEC Donald Grant spoke to Wheels24 about the province's safety goals...

UK tyres: Millions defective at annual tests

2014-10-17 11:44

Millions of UK drivers are placing themselves and other road users in danger by driving on unsafe or illegal tyres, reports road safety organisation TyreSafe.

Horn free! Lagos tackles noise pollution

2014-10-15 14:53

Officials in the chaotic megacity of Lagos, Nigeria imposed a one-day ban on the use of the car horn today in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and “improve quality of life”.

SA tyre safety week - how safe are yours?

2014-10-15 10:32

Adequate thread, proper inflation, regular maintenance... the South African Tyre Manufacturers' Conference says proper tyre maintenance could 'save lives on our roads'. How are yours?

W Cape traffic resorts to shock tactics

2014-10-08 16:43

The Western Cape has released a grim tool to reveal just how deadly its roads are - an interactive map showing young child pedestrians killed in 2014. Wheels24 readers respond...

Baby in the boot

2014-09-26 09:04

Mom arrested after cops find a baby in the boot of her car.

No car seat, so baby goes in the BOOT?

2014-09-25 10:01

Young mom arrested after cops find a crying baby in the boot of her car.

Merc launches 'fast-rescue assist'

2014-09-12 13:31

Mercedes-Benz has an incredibly simple way of reducing the time it takes to extract occupants of a car at the scene of a crash - QR stickers. VIDEO

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.

 

Extra lights: When are they illegal?

2014-12-13 10:05

There's often confusion about fitting spotlights on road vehicles. Read our guide to what's right and wrong about adding spot and headlights to your car!

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We speak to Emergency Services about why children should never be allowed to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. Watch.

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Tips to get your battery holiday-ready

2014-12-11 07:25

The SA holiday period is fast approaching and hopefully you've planned your your accommodation and itinerary. Have you made sure you car and its battery are holiday-ready?

Extra lights: When are they illegal?

2014-12-10 08:29

There's often confusion about fitting spotlights on road vehicles. Read our guide to what's right and wrong about adding spot and headlights to your car!

Vehicle Fitness: Roadworthiness

2014-12-09 12:42

Have you checked your car before you hit the long road? Is it roadworthy? Use our handy guide to ensure your vehicle is a great condition before hitting the open road.

Racer reader's traffic drama: 'Know your rights'

2014-12-05 10:57

'Sergeant-Major-I-have-a-gun-and-you-don't' screamed at me for breaking a number of laws... writes Wheels24 reader and SA racer, SASS KLOPPERS, who shares his run-in with the law.

Free car check before holiday trek - use it!

2014-12-04 10:48

Want your vehicle checked before setting off with the family on holiday but already feeling a bit cash-strapped? So, go get one free. Here's how...

Matric vac: Rite of passage or dead end?

2014-11-13 13:01

Thousands of matriculants in SA will soon take to the roads to celebrate Matric break. This 'rite of passage' will, as usual, prove deadly for some of them. Read this, and perhaps not...

Speed limiters for taxis: What readers say...

2014-11-12 11:52

Amended regulations to the National Road traffic Act called for speed limiters to be fitted to taxis, buses and trucks. Wheels24 readers respond to new SA road rules!

33% of cars need suspension check - each year!

2014-11-10 07:22

Heavily potholed roads in many parts of South Africa and other countries are proving too much for certain cars - and not necessarily only cheaper models, according to research.

Driving tips: We're all going on holiday

2014-11-10 07:22

Weather conditions, proper route planning, entertaining the kids... Make sure you're prepared for any holiday journey with these helpful tips.

6 tips for safer holiday night-driving

2014-11-10 07:22

Travelling in the dark to reach your holiday destination can be a daunting experience. Our tips will help you get through those gloomy mornings and dark nights.

What makes a happy holiday driver?

2014-11-10 07:22

An independent customer car review site has been able to identify not only the models with which drivers are happiest overall but also identifies the drivers and where they come from.

How NOT to find yourself in an N12 horror

2014-11-05 08:16

There are 12 cars waiting at traffic lights in South Africa; six drivers are likely to be unqualified. Scary, hey, and one reason why SA has a high road-death toll.

Kids flung from bakkie in horror SA crash

2014-10-30 12:24

The Western Cape government continues its hard-hitting road safety campaign with the release of a video showing a bakkie collision during which children were thrown from the pick-up!

Sub-teen drivers show parents the way

2014-10-23 07:40

They're not old enough to drive on the road but these youngsters who entered a 'Best Driver' competition are now teaching their parents some safe-driving tips. They youngest? Only 11!

Shock data from WCape school buses blitz

2014-10-16 15:26

Unlicensed drivers, overloaded vehicles... a school-transport check operation by Cape Town authorities revealed shocking results. Is YOUR child safe?

Aquaplaning: Several ways it can kill

2014-10-15 13:13

Wet road, poor tyres, potentially deadly driving condition - aquaplaning. Two videos show the dangers of worn tyres in wet weather. Read it... could save your life...

CTN rolls out new weapons in speed war

2014-10-13 14:55

A new 'average speed over distance' camera system will go live in Cape Town before the end of October 2014 to penalise drivers who ignore the Nelson Mandela Boulevard speed limit.

Don't put baby in the boot!

2014-09-30 08:36

And more safety tips for children in cars.

Baby transported in boot of car

2014-09-25 10:01

Young mom arrested after cops find a crying baby in the boot of her car.

Are you up for being a freeway vigilante?

2014-09-23 07:12

What would you do when there is a drunk driver in your path? Do you try and pass him or her as safely and fast as you can? Or would you actually do something about it?

Road rage mom turns air blue [explicit video]

2014-09-12 13:02

Parents who lose control in their cars set a precarious example to kids.

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.

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