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Alleged maladministration at Road Traffic Infringement Agency could delay demerit system

The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which was due to come into effect as of 1 July 2021, might be delayed due to the start of a forensic investigation into alleged maladministration at the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)...

By Gero Lilleike 9 Feb 2021

Growth ahead for e-hailing services

Regulation could help e-hailing services grow and reduce their operating risks...

By Jason Mellow 25 Jan 2021

Safety tips for motorists during loadshedding

If you are still making your way to the office every day or spend time on the roads throughout the day, this is what you can do to ensure you stay safe on the roads despite congestion and traffic lights that do not work...

19 Jan 2021

Safety tips for back to work driving

As South Africa battles a second wave of the coronavirus and returns to level three lockdown, back to work driving is going to be somewhat different from years...

14 Jan 2021

How to deal with reckless drivers this festive season

One thing you can be sure to encounter as you drive to your destination for the festive season is reckless drivers...

22 Dec 2020

Motorists urged to exercise caution

The Gauteng Traffic Police has called on motorists to be responsible and exercise caution on the roads as traffic volumes are expected to increase this weekend...

18 Dec 2020

Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads

Not only is increased demand post hard lockdown putting pressure on operators, but border delays are impacting timelines. Growing crime and violence are also putting drivers, vehicles and cargo at risk...

By Jason Mellow 17 Dec 2020

Avoid distracted driving this festive season

Whether it is a lack of understanding or appreciation of the danger, each driver needs to make an effort to reduce the prevalence of distracted driving...

17 Dec 2020

Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road trips

At the end of an unprecedented year, it is clear that the disruption of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

15 Dec 2020

Why are we resorting to old methods of testing sobriety when there is safe technology at our disposal?

Current, progressive thinking about the indispensable need to use alcohol breathalysers for law enforcement has come up with better solutions than "standing on one leg" or "walking on a straight line" as suggested by some leaders of law enforcement in South Africa...

By Angus MacArthur 15 Dec 2020

Keeping SA safe on the roads

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is expected to sign a ground-breaking partnership with alcoholic beverage producer Distell, that will further intensify road safety efforts...

14 Dec 2020

Uniting for safer roads: Kia Motors and Motus partners with Bakwena for festive road safety campaign

Kia Motors South Africa, in partnership with Motus Corporation (Motus), has partnered with Bakwena N1N4. The partnership, which started with Motus in 2012, ensures visible policing during peak holiday seasons...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 10 Dec 2020

Uber, local NGO to launch mandatory safety education for driver-partners

Uber has partnered with Rainn, and Nisaa Institute for Women's Development, to raise awareness of gender, power dynamics, and sexual harassment among driver-partners and riders by launching safety education videos. This will be mandatory for driver-partners.

26 Nov 2020

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