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We all know that taxis are a major concern on our roads; their lawlessness is well documented on the news and social media. However, what about the rest of us?
Nothing ruins a leisurely holiday like an unpleasant run-in with the law. Here's what to do when you get pulled over in a foreign country.
'The jury is still out on whether or not any of these measures actually make South African roads safer,' says LawForAll as it highlights hidden speed cameras on our roads.
Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, has welcomed the passing of the Aarto Amendment Bill. The bill paves the way for a driver points demerit system and an Appeals Tribunal to deal with traffic fines.
Road rage, irresponsible driving, 'crash for cash' scams… with the ability to capture poor road behaviour, should dashcams play a bigger role in the SA car insurance industry?
"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.
'The fact that people know that they can get away with murder by bribing officials makes the situation worse,' the South African National Civic Organisation is calling for a different approach to enforce responsible driving.
'You stand to face a charge of culpable homicide, and prosecutors are increasingly accusing motorists of murder,' warns legal expert Cwayita Vellem about the dangers of drink and driving.
Road rules offenders found guilty by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard.
Here's what you should do the next time you’re pulled over or receive that tell-tale envelope in the mail.
'It’s time we brought order back to our roads and this needs to start with each one of us looking into how we can improve our behaviour while driving,' says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).
The Aarto bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces for final approval before it is signed into SA law. We list some of the biggest concerns raised.
'Traffic authorities get contractors to supply these weapons of mass prosecution,' says the Justice Project SA as it highlights hidden speed cameras on our roads.
'When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem extremely expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative,' says Wheel Well's Pennie Mars as she warns of a new product available in SA.
New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.
The Retail Motor Industry Organisation says it supports a call by the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, for the introduction of harsher sanctions to combat drunk and negligent driving.
'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.
Which bakkie should you buy? Can you convert your carburetor and save fuel costs? Should you renew your service plan? Justus Visagie provides useful answers to your automotive questions.
Gauteng resident Dewald Luce was allegedly accused of completing a full stop at an intersection by a JMPD official. When Luce told the traffic cop he was using a dash-cam, the officer backed off...
Many Wheels24 readers believe there would be less traffic congestion if slower drivers just stayed in the left lane. Here are some basic tips for road rules...
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