The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service is offering free vehicle checks to motorists before they hit the road this holiday. This includes the checking of tyres, brakes, lights and wipers. The free service will be available at most vehicle testing centres daily until this Friday. The City’s Mayoral Committee[…]
With two attacks by assailants using rocks as obstructions and weapons having occurred on the Cape Town N1 in the last week, urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of motorists and the prosecution of criminals endangering the lives of road users. The City of Cape Town is now[…]
With the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) bill being signed into law last week, motorists across Mzansi have had plenty to say about the demerit system and the points which will be added to driving licenses for traffic offences. However, not everyone is happy with the legislation. Jury’s out on[…]
Most Cape Town motorists slow down when they see a traffic officer with a speed camera on the side of the road, but they may be surprised to find that the official with the steely-eyed gaze is actually a metal cut-out. Several city residents were surprised this week by a[…]
Cape Town traffic officers have arrested taxi drivers for 1,596 outstanding fines. The amount equates to R3-million of unpaid fines. According to The South African, mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith the overall arrest tally is up to 300 for the week. Traffic officers were operating in Delft, Manenberg,[…]
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,”[…]
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[…]
Road fatalities on Western Cape roads saw a significant decrease over the recent festive season, in comparison with previous years. This has largely been attributed to intervention measures put in place by the provincial Ministry of Transport and Public Works, as well as several stakeholders seeking to address road safety.[…]
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