The much-dreaded Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill has officially been signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The legislation is most infamously known for its demerit system, which will have a profound change to driving in South Africa. This controversial proposed traffic law seeks to impose a[…]
A fresh wave of protests kicked-off across South Africa on Monday morning, as angered township residents take to the streets to make their voices heard. However, the demonstrations aren’t just being confined to neighbourhoods and they’re having a drastic impact on the flow of traffic in Cape Town, Johannesburg and[…]
An attempted land grab between Somerset West and Khayelitsha has sparked a series of N2 protests, severely disrupting Cape Town traffic on Thursday. The Cape Town metropolitan area has been rocked by a series of individual N2 protests, ranging from Khayelitsha up to Somerset West. Demonstrators have been burning tyres[…]
With the excitement and preparation for the festive season, comes numerous arrests and deaths in Cape Town. In the past week, traffic officers arrested some 88 motorists and issued over 2000 fines. 71 of these were arrested for drunken driving. A roadblock in Wynberg on Friday saw 27 arrests. Western[…]
The R301 Bainskloof Pass, between Wellington and Ceres, has been closed for traffic. The Department of Transport and Public Works said the closure of the road follows erosion under a low water bridge. According to the department, the traffic load had placed the structural integrity of the pass at risk.[…]
Protests have played havoc with roads in Cape Town on Thursday morning, while heavy morning rainfall has also slowed down traffic. Traffic officers have closed the M5 road in anticipation of violent protest action. “Prince George Drive [M5] is still closed, but I don’t think there’s any protest at the[…]
A number of people have been injured after their company bus overturned in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, on Thursday morning, a Cape Town official said. The bus was involved in an accident with a light duty vehicle, but exact details on what had happened, and the number of injuries, was not yet[…]
More than 3 000 people have been arrested for violating traffic and road laws since the beginning of December, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). RTMC’s Simon Zwane told News24 that, of those arrested, 1 300 were held for driving under the influence. Other transgressions included driving unroadworthy[…]
Booze-loving Capetonians thought Christmas came early this year when an SA Breweries truck lost its load southeast of the city centre‚ on Wednesday morning. Nearby residents rapidly began stripping the truck of its cargo‚ running off with crates of beer and calling bystanders to do the same. The road was[…]
A Senior Traffic Officer came to the rescue of an expecting mother this morning. Officer Amanda Fojo was issuing a ticket to a taxi driver on the N2 incoming at Jakes Gerwel Drive around 07h00 this morning, when a motorist stopped alongside the road and requested an escort to Mowbray[…]
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