ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

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.

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.

 

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...

Video

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.

1 comments1159 Views

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

 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Century City - 05:58 AM
    Road name: Ratanga Road Southbound
    ROADWORKS - lane closure between Ocean Spirit Avenue and Century Boulevard (until mid April)
  • Tuesday Mitchells Plain - 05:58 AM
    Road name: Spine Road
    ROAD CLOSED between Weltevreden Drive and Seafarer Drive due to roadworks (until mid April)
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get 50% off selected books!

Buy 2 books and get 50% off the second book. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mother’s Day special offers!

Spoil mom with these awesome specials that will warm her heart. Shop now!

Twisp – the smoking alternative

Buy any 2 refills for R250 and save R149. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Mother’s Day specials on appliances

Browse our range of Mother’s Day appliances to spoil and pamper mom. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.