ARTICLES RELATING TO ROAD SAFETY

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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?

EXPLICIT VIDEO: Road rage mom

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

2014-09-03 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.

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.

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