Road safety urged as Easter rush gears up

Transport and roads authorities have pleaded for caution during the Easter exodus as people fan out around the country to visit family and friends, or just get a much-needed rest. “Fatigue is a silent killer. If you’re tired while driving or riding, please stop somewhere safe and take a break,”[…]

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Motorists urged to be vigilant over Easter

Traffic and law enforcement agencies will double efforts to curb fatalities on the roads over the Easter holiday. The volume of cars on the roads is expected to increase over the long weekend.  Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has issued a stern warning to motorists that officials will be out in full[…]

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Chaos as flooding overwhelms parts of Gauteng

Pretoria has been particularly hard-hit, though the rest of the province is also drowning in places. Several trees have fallen over and all the low-water bridges have been closed in Centurion, Pretoria and surrounding areas. The Gauteng Weather Service warned motorists of extensive flooding in Centurion after the Hennops and[…]

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Warning of new smash and grab hotspot

Motorists traveling in the vicinity of Jakes Gerwel Drive and Voortrekker Road are urged to be extra cautious as authorities have seen a spike in ‘smash and grabs’ in the area.  The increase in the number of incidents at this intersection appears to be directly linked to efforts by authorities[…]

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SA festive roads prove deadlier than ever

The number of people who have died on the country’s roads since the start of December is already higher than last year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. “There are 845 fatalities recorded since 1- 19 December 2016, with an increase of 17% in comparison to the previous year’s[…]

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Over 3000 motorists arrested over festive period so far

A total of 3078 motorists have been arrested on South African roads in the first 16 days of the festive period – December 1 to 16 – for drunken driving, speed, reckless and negligent driving, and possession of false documents, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday. The[…]

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Mutual respect needed for motorists and cyclists

In light of recent events that saw a 53-year-old cyclist left in a critical condition after negligent driving, perhaps it is time that safety awareness is once again discussed to refresh the minds of motorists and cyclists. With laws that keep motorists at least 1m away from cyclists when passing[…]

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