ARTICLES RELATING TO ROADS

Effectiveness of Joburg pothole app questioned

2015-04-15 11:52

Questions are being asked about how effective a Johannesburg Roads Agency mobile application is in helping to get potholes fixed.

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...

'Late for church' driver going like hell

2014-10-13 12:27

A woman was speed-trapped at 202km/h in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class on the N3 near Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. Her reason? She said she was rushing to get to church.

No to fuel levy replacing Gauteng e-tolls

2014-09-21 15:13

Gauteng's e-tolls will not be replaced with a fuel levy after the country's other eight provinces overwhelmingly rejected this idea.

Province with most 'legal' drivers named

2014-07-21 13:08

How many South African road users have licences? The annual SA national travel survey reveals telling statistics on driving licence holders. Find out how your province fared!

Contractor crisis delays Cape road projects

2014-05-30 12:57

Major road projects around Cape Town have been delayed, because the contractors have either gone bankrupt or have severe cash-flow problems, says the city.

British drivers fear 'Smart' freeways

2014-05-09 10:25

'Smart' freeways are being rolled out across the UK but a survey reveals many drivers would feel unsafe using them. Why would that be...?

Pothole dodgems: SA is not alone

2014-03-27 09:39

From shredded tyres to horror crashes... dodging potholes is a reality on South African roads but there's some solace in knowing potholes global - even in the US!

E-toll case costs taxpayers R6m

2014-02-24 13:05

Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer over R6-million in legal fees, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Meanwhile the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance calls Sanral's e-tag claims as hogwash...

E-tolls: You can still have a say!

2013-11-28 09:22

Gauteng road users will face the reality of more toll roads from December 3 but the fight to kill the unwanted system goes on. Want to do your bit? We make it easy for you to vote...

 

German road deaths near 65-year low

2015-02-26 08:52

The number of people killed on Germany's roads edged higher in 2014 but was still the second-fewest 65 years.

Driver training still 'a challenge' in SA

2014-10-15 13:12

Driver training is one of the single biggest interventions that can salvage the tarnished reputation of the transport sector, writes Toni Fritz, head of vehicle and asset finance at Standard Bank.

5 killed as gunmen shoot-up car wash

2014-10-13 10:08

A total of 14 people were killed in two shootings and a crash in Ezakheni, Ladysmith on Saturday. Government's response? 'We are lost for words,' says kwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Second thoughts on e-tolls?

2014-06-15 11:19

The Gauteng government is reportedly taking a second look at e-tolls as a funding source for building highways in the province.

Hate Jozi potholes? There's an app for that!

2014-05-15 11:44

The Johannesburg Road Agency has launched a mobile application that allows SA road users to report potholes and road issues. Will the JRA fix them though?

Peters: Provinces seek Sanral's help

2014-04-23 19:08

Provinces have asked Sanral to take over certain roads as they recognise their own limitations and challenges, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Jhb sets R60m aside for road repairs

2014-03-19 15:56

The City of Johannesburg says it has set aside a R60m fund to repair damaged roads after floods pushed forward its agendas.

Sign of the times: Readable roads

2013-11-29 10:12

Vehicle technology is constantly improving and can now read road signs but poor signage and road markings has caused European safety agencies to call for "roads that cars can read".

'Helpful' car tips fire gender row

2013-10-31 08:49

‘Don’t wear high heels while driving, don’t panic if you’re going the wrong way...' Beijing Police have released 'helpful tips for female drivers' but few drivers are convinced as the tips are discriminatory.

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