ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAFFIC

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
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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.

W Cape vehicle licences to rise?

2013-02-19 10:29

A mooted increase in Western Cape vehicle licence fees could see the province's car owners having to fork out between R336 and R456 a year in future.

Video: EU demands 'quiet' cars

2013-02-07 09:57

Cars in Europe should become quieter to protect public health, according to a draft law approved by the European Parliament on February 7 2013.

Traffic cops using hired cars

2013-01-22 09:10

The National Intervention Unit, tasked with reducing road deaths in SA, is relying on hired vehicles, which are not equipped to deal with traffic officers' duties.

Reckless M5 drifts through traffic

2013-01-17 09:46

Watching a BMW M5 drift around a racetrack is breathtaking but performing the same stunts in traffic is reckless and irresponsible. Watch a driver power his way through a European city! VIDEO

SA driver habits revealed - survey

2012-11-14 09:53

85% of drivers sing in their cars, 11% got engaged in a vehicle... South African drivers reveal how affectionate they are to their rides, according to a new survey.

Worst traffic in SA – survey

2012-11-12 12:39

What's the best time to leave for work? How bad is traffic in Durban? Find out which city in SA has the heaviest traffic with TomTom’s 2012 Congestion Index.

 

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.

Force India tester hits mechanic

2013-02-07 14:41

James Rossiter, Force India's simulator driver, crashed into a mechanic during 2013 F1 testing in Jerez, Spain.

Cheese fire causes traffic meltdown

2013-01-23 09:26

A truck carrying 27 tons of flaming brown cheese has caught fire in a tunnel in Norway. The blaze has been raging for five days!

Reckless M5 drifts through traffic

2013-01-18 09:05

Watching a BMW M5 drift around a racetrack is breathtaking but performing the same stunts in traffic is reckless and irresponsible as one driver shows.

Parking app helps to dish out fines

2012-11-21 11:05

A parking app designed to aid drivers find empty spaces could enable UK traffic officers hand out more tickets.

Worst traffic in SA – survey

2012-11-12 14:18

What's the best time to leave for work? How bad is traffic in Durban? Find out which city in SA has the heaviest traffic with TomTom’s 2012 Congestion Index.

Pyjamas speeder trapped at 142

2012-11-12 07:56

Two drivers, one of them in his pyjamas, and a motorcyclist have been arrested by Ekurhuleni traffic cops for speeding in Benoni.

 
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