ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAFFIC

Roads closed for Zoo Lake concert

2014-08-31 10:10

Roads in Parktown, Johannesburg have been closed ahead of the Jazz on the Lake concert held at the Zoo Lake, metro police say.

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!

Meet the learning, self-driving, Landy

2014-07-10 10:13

Future Land Rovers and Jaguars may be able to take over daily-driving ‘chores’ to let drivers concentrate on the road ahead. The cars are, apparently, capable of ‘learning’.

Road blitz: 10 000 checked - you caught?

2014-06-30 15:11

26 arrests, 257 fines issued, 999 speeding offences... a Western Cape weekend traffic blitz "nabbing drivers threatening safety of others". But 19 people died in the same period.

MSA drops flag on Kyalami traffic hell

2014-05-22 09:02

Another nail in Kyalami's coffin? Motorsport SA's head office is quitting the track after 18 years, ostensibly because of traffic congestion on the track's approach roads.

Drop SA's ‘speed kills’ campaign - AA

2014-05-16 12:51

‘We have been saturated with the 'speed kills' message but where are the results?’ The Automobile Association believes that SA’s 'speed kills' campaign should end.

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-15 15:11

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right.

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-14 14:43

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right. Watch Audi's new tech in action!

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 15:15

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?

Philippine capital's traffic nightmare

2014-02-17 10:29

Residents of the Philippine capital got the first taste of a traffic nightmare that will likely worsen and drag on for four years, say city officials.

Hell on wheels: Driving in Lagos

2014-01-22 12:08

Giant pot-holes, traffic jams, roadworks, checkpoints... Driving in Lagos, Nigeria, is a necessary evil for all but the wealthy. Commuter Ochuko Oghuvwu shares his experience of more than 30 hours a week in jams.

Drunk-driving blitz: 87 arrested

2013-12-30 11:00

A total of 87 drunk drivers were arrested in Gauteng from December 27 - 29, reports Gauteng traffic police. Acting transport minister Dikobe Benedict Martins warns drunk drivers that their "days are numbered" ahead of New Year celebrations.

Cape Town road closures for Nelson Mandela tribute

2013-12-11 08:24

A number of Cape Town roads will be closed due to the Nelson Mandela tribute event happening at the stadium.

Reader: 'Fire corrupt cops'

2013-12-04 13:44

"Stop sitting on the side of the road and harassing the public." Wheels24 reader MICHAEL FARRELL calls for more visible road policing in response to the National transport minister Dipuo Peters calling for road users "to educate one another".

Good manners should count on the road too

2013-10-23 12:00

We asked our readers what some of their pet peeves are and low and behold, cutting into traffic seems to be at the top of the list.

Good manners should count on the road too

2013-10-22 15:14

We asked our readers what some of their pet peeves are and low and behold, cutting into traffic seems to be at the top of the list.

Villagers dig up E Cape road

2013-09-05 10:31

Angry Mdantsane residents in the Eastern Cape have dug up a road after a child was hit by a car and killed.

Car bounty-hunters go wild in UK

2013-09-04 09:02

Bounty hunters, like those of the Wild West, are chasing drivers to get a share of the money owed for parking penalties. They're armed not with Colt 45 pistols or Winchester rifles but with licence-plate scanners!

Driver behaviour: Learn from ants?

2013-07-19 09:10

Back in 2008, Author Tom Vanderbilt published a book dealing with the idiosyncrasies of drivers. Vanderbilt suggested we could learn from "the world's best commuters" - army ants.

Department mulls high-speed trains

2013-05-30 10:24

A transport planning spokesperson says the transport department is to commission an independent study into the cost and feasibility of high-speed trains.

Discount traffic fines problem

2013-05-23 12:41

Wheels24 reader Heather Essop says not only did she receive a traffic penalty for "ridiculous" reason but has a hard time swallowing the idea of a discount.

Ja well no fine for Jozi drivers

2013-05-21 15:17

If you're a Jozi driver with a few traffic violations, bin them. The city is erasing any outstanding summons or penalties issued since December 2012.

Road slaughter: Reader responds

2013-04-04 11:13

Reader FIONA SEEDAT responds to CHRIS BARRY’s article on SA road slaughter and says government departments should “present a unified stance” to combat road deaths.

Want to drive to work at 30km/h?

2013-04-02 13:27

Would you like to be forced to drive at 30km/h in all built-up areas? A British MP just got an award for suggesting it... and now it's happening.

Traffic 'finemails' a no go?

2013-03-04 13:20

Justice Project SA says since only 11% of South Africans have access to the internet the delivery of traffic notices by e-mail would be impractical - if not impossible.

 

Top 6 ways to reduce SA road deaths

2014-08-18 11:24

'More traffic officers to be deployed and they must be more visible, not sleeping under a bridge,' Wheels24 reader VERNON STOLTZ outlines his top six ways to reduce road deaths in SA!

SA's best drivers: Top province named

2014-07-10 07:33

South Africa's best drivers can be found in the Western Cape but Gauteng is a close second, according to an insurance company's road-safety report.

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.

Drop SA's ‘speed kills’ campaign - AA

2014-05-19 15:18

‘We have been saturated with the 'speed kills' message but where are the results?’ The AA believes 'speed kills' campaign should end.

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...?

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-14 15:19

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right.

KZN Traffic officials to be out in full force over Easter weekend

2014-04-14 11:52

Sharp focus will fall on road safety in KwaZulu-Natal as the country prepares for the upcoming Easter holiday this weekend.

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 10:35

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?

Hell on wheels: Driving in Lagos

2014-01-22 14:54

Giant pot-holes, traffic jams, roadworks, checkpoints... Driving in Lagos, Nigeria, is a necessary evil for all but the wealthy.

Good manners should count on the road too

2014-01-22 10:17

We asked our readers what some of their pet peeves are and low and behold, cutting into traffic seems to be at the top of the list.

Holiday horror: 855 killed on SA's roads

2013-12-27 07:52

Since the start of December 2013, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 crashes in South Africa, reports the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Roads closed due to Madiba's passing

2013-12-06 08:35

A number of roads in Cape Town and Johannesburg have been closed to accommodate events marking the passing of Nelson Mandela.

And the worst traffic in SA is…

2013-11-07 17:21

Satnav specialist TomTom has released its Congestion Index for South Africa for the second quarter of 2013. Find out which of our cities has the worst traffic and how the country fares against the rest of the world!

Good manners should count on the road too

2013-10-23 10:09

We asked our readers what some of their pet peeves are and low and behold, cutting into traffic seems to be at the top of the list.

4 top sales tips: Be more engaging

2013-10-14 12:15

South African auto dealers take note: social media can boost sales but many sales staff succumb to the common failings of poor content. Read our top tips on engaging with existing and potential customers!

Sanral 'good guy' for safer Hex

2013-09-04 17:00

Sanral - more usually embroiled in toll-roads controversy - has partnered with Fleetwatch magazine’s 'Brake and Tyre Watch' to cut crashes on the N1's Hex River Pass.

Carlisle: RTMC’s days numbered

2013-08-07 14:05

Western Cape MEC for transport Robin Carlisle believes the Road Traffic Management Corporation could be dissolved stating that since its inception the organisation has “a totally unworkable corporate governance".

Driving issues

2013-07-15 07:36

There's a dire need to manage traffic flow the right way, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Western Cape to get signalling upgrade

2013-05-29 11:40

Thales-Maziya Consortium has received a R1.86bn contract to establish a new train traffic control centre in Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA says.

No effort to enforce laws

2013-05-23 12:25

Wheels24 Reader JOHANN OLIVIER says there does not appear to be a serious effort by traffic officials to enforce laws “therefore road deaths will keep rising".

Next: Star ratings for grandpa

2013-04-05 17:43

How safe is a vehicle for rear passengers? What about those older than 65? The US is considering new safety ratings for families and the elderly.

Holy cows cash cows for cops

2013-04-02 13:48

Kathmandu's cows can no longer count so much on their holy status. Police have launched a campaign to get the animals off the streets to reduce traffic collisions.

‘Fine-free’ Irma wins R25 000

2013-03-06 15:13

The Western Cape's 'Safely Home' road safety campaign has rewarded a second driver with R25 000 for staying “fine free” in December 2012.

Traffic fines to your inbox?

2013-03-04 09:36

Traffic penalties could make their way to your computer/smartphone inbox if draft South African legislation becomes reality.

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