ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

At what age can kids safely cross the street?

2017-04-24 11:30

In simulated experiments, consistently getting across a busy road was tough for children younger than 14.

Roadtrip - a little planning goes a long way on a holiday drive

2017-04-11 11:22

Here are some safety tips to help you keep your cool on the road during the Easter holidays during April.

Drunk goggles: What it's like to drive over the limit

2017-03-17 14:08

Drunk driving is still a huge problem in South Africa where the act of driving while intoxicated seems to be a culture here locally. Meet the 'drunk goggles' for a sobering experience.

Pit stop drinking: A reckless trend in SA

2017-03-14 08:37

'Will changing drinking and driving to a schedule five offence bring about enough change, fast enough,' asks MasterDrive SA's Eugene Herbert as he sheds light on a reckless road-trip trend - motorists parking off, having a few drinks and rejoining traffic.

Mpumalanga MEC must pay woman R450 000 after potholes cause her car to roll

2017-02-23 12:01

A Benoni motorist whose car overturned after she tried to avoid a pothole, only to hit another, has been awarded damages of R450 000.

Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

2017-02-15 12:24

Young drivers aren't the only ones behaving badly on the roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.

Hijacking hotspots: Most targeted cars, bakkies in SA

2017-02-13 08:30

Crime stats reveal which vehicles are most targeted by criminals in South Africa. Your car or bakkie could be on the hit-list...

Alert driver shoots back at hijackers: 13 life-saving tips

2017-01-31 09:37

Watch as a potential victim turns the tables on hijackers by fighting back.

Safety advocates fear truck speed limiter rule could stall

2016-12-20 09:36

Highway safety advocates are worried that a government rule that would electronically limit speeds of tractor-trailers could be scuttled or ignored by the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Only 8% of motorists feel safe on SA roads over festive period - AA

2016-12-14 10:30

Drunk driving is the biggest problem on South Africa's roads according to 62% of motorists who answered a poll conducted by the Automobile Association of South Africa.

 

Holiday roadtrip: Don't wait until the last minute to service your car

2017-04-24 08:03

The Easter weekend took a grim toll on South African motorists. With another long weekend ahead in April, it's important to make sure your vehicle is in top shape.

Have you checked your car: Happy Holiday or highway to hell?

2017-04-11 07:31

'The Easter weekend has a bleak history in terms of road safety – every year, there is a new road safety campaign launched, and every year, the death toll remains horrific,'.writes Clare Vale as she shares some road safety tips.

New road regulations exaggerated on social media

2017-03-16 15:02

The Department of Transport has rubbished claims that the speed limit will be reduced to 100 km/h on national highways.

Speed limits, heavy truck ban: here’s why there are no new SA road rules yet

2017-03-01 13:26

'Lots of fairly draconian actions are proposed by the Department of Transport but few become new laws,' says the Automobile Association as it comments on why five proposed traffic regulations have yet to be made law in SA.

Flooded roads in SA: Here's how to escape from a sinking car

2017-02-22 12:31

Picture this: you've crashed into a river, your car's filling with water, children are panicking... Would you know what to do? Here's how to survive...

#Ingozi: So the Transport dept launched a road safety TV show

2017-02-14 09:10

The department of Transport has launched a TV series to promote road safety, it's called 'Ingozi'. Will the new show curb carnage on SA's roads?

WATCH: Woman spotted cycling on Joburg freeway - 7 safe-cycling tips

2017-02-01 12:21

A Johannesburg woman was filmed riding a bicycle without a helmet on the city's N3 freeway near Gillooly's Interchange in Bedfordview.

Road abusers netted over the New Year’s weekend

2017-01-03 10:34

More than 8 000 arrests were made on the roads nationwide this festive season according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

Driving after 5 hours of sleep is akin to drunken driving - study

2016-12-14 17:30

In a time where many motorists are exhausted after a long year, and often sleep very little too due to festive season social activities, we look at why it's dangerous to drive after too little sleep.

Road safety: Cutting trucks off? Here's why it is extremely dangerous

2016-12-14 09:30

Overtaking a truck needs to be done with caution. If not, it can have deadly consequences.

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