ARTICLES RELATING TO HOWARD DEMBOVSKY

First-time driver in your new car? Here's how SA's new demerit system will affect you

2019-04-16 05:30

Whether you're a first-time driver or a veteran behind the wheel the Aarto Act, and the points-demerit system will affect you. Here's what SA motorists should know.

'One of the most dangerous road traffic offences' - Drunk driving continues to be a scourge on SA roads: nearly 15% increase in DUI

2018-09-12 15:00

'What is very concerning indeed is the almost 15% rise in incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol,' says Howard Dembovsky, Justice Project SA, as SAPS reports more than 86 000 cases of DUI in SA.

JPSA, transport department set for face-off soon over Aarto Act traffic fines

2018-04-24 05:30

"Numerous provisions of the Aarto Act, as well as certain provisions of the National Road Traffic Act are unconstitutional and should be struck down," says Justice Project SA in court papers filed at the North Gauteng High Court. The Transport Department responds.

Do speed cameras really save lives? Justice Project SA responds...

2017-11-28 08:10

Do speed cameras really save lives or is it just a means to generate revenue? Justice Project South Africa responds.

Fleeing the scene of a 'hit-and-run' is criminal in SA... even if it's just a scratch

2017-11-14 11:00

Have you ever experienced a minor fender bender and thought about driving off anyway? Here's just how serious this offence can be...

Code of ethics for SA Car industry: automakers, dealers to 'play nice' or else

2017-10-24 09:13

"The Competition Commission is giving the automotive industry an opportunity to “play nice” by voluntarily opting into the code of conduct. If that fails, statutory regulation is almost certain to follow," says JPSA's Howard Dembovsky.

'Pretoria minibus taxi protest action is misguided' - Justice Project South Africa

2017-08-21 13:43

'The mass action by minibus taxi drivers in Tshwane which played itself out earlier in August is both unfortunate and misguided,' says the Justice Project South Africa.

An end to bakkie-taxis? 'DoT should ban transportation of people on bakkies' - JPSA

2017-05-04 12:44

"If the DoT is serious about road safety then it will ban the transportation of people on the back of bakkies entirely,' says Justice Project SA as it highlights changes to road laws regarding bakkies.

So a tourist just hit your car? Managing a crash with drivers from abroad

2017-04-08 07:45

It’s not unheard of for visitors in South Africa to cause the occasional road crash. Here's what you should know if you're ever involved in an accident with a tourist...

Just a 'misunderstood motorsport'? More than 5000 say SA 'Spinners' should be jailed

2017-03-09 07:01

'No volume of 'preaching' is going to make 'spinning' go away. Also key to such an intervention would be to rather concentrate on crowd safety,' says JPSA's Howard Dembovsky.

 

SA's driving licence card backlog could leave motorists in hot water with the law this holiday

2018-12-14 09:17

KwaZulu-Natal's Department of Transport has said it will fine motorists for driving with expired driving licence cards despite a directive to law enforcement authorities not to prosecute motorists who are affected by the backlog.

How fast can the cops drive in a high-speed chase and is it legal for them to break the law?

2018-07-12 12:13

Are police the allowed to break road rules and the speed limit when pursuing suspects? We asked two road safety experts to shed light on the matter.

'It's a bad idea, it won't work' - Readers respond to Aarto Bill

2018-02-20 10:44

'Who is going to enforce it?', ' Fix all the wrongs in our current system first', 'The wrong people will be targeted and the rest will get away'... Wheels24 readers respond to the Aarto amendment bill.

Landmark judgment: Private Estates may not enforce road traffic laws

2017-11-18 10:55

Private estates may not enforce road traffic law after the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in a long-running case with Niemesh Singh, a resident of Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, claimed trapping in the estate was unlawful.

Crime stats in SA: 14.5% increase in carjackings since 2016

2017-10-24 15:04

Vehicle crime statistics released by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula as part of the annual national crime statistics shows an increase of 14.5% in carjacking.

'Twenty-year sentence for road killer welcomed' - JPSA

2017-09-21 11:19

The twenty-year sentence for three counts of culpable homicide, reckless driving and driving under the influence handed down by Magistrate Anand Maharaj to Kriesen Moodley in the Durban Regional Court has been welcomed by Justice Project South Africa.

#TaxiStrike: Scrapping mini-bus drivers' traffic fines 'sets a bad precedent'

2017-08-17 07:13

'It is extraordinary that it is being stated that a 60% discount has been offered,' says Justice Project South Africa chairman, Howard Dembovsky, following the mini-bus taxi driver strike in Gauteng.

'Inconsistencies in Easter 2017 road carnage spin' - JPSA

2017-04-24 13:18

'This year’s Easter road fatalities represents an unmitigated catastrophe,' says the Justice Project South Africa, as it slams the National Transport Department and the RTMC.

Drunk driving: JPSA questions Tony Yengeni DUI sentencing

2017-03-20 07:45

ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni has been sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol. Justice Project South Africa questions the severity of the judgment.

What Gauteng's fine-scrapping ruling means for motorists

2017-02-28 10:46

Justice Project South Africa explains what the High Court's ruling means, and also what affected motorists should do.

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