traffic

Demerit system for drivers officially approved

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[…]

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At least 88 motorists arrested in the past week

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[…]

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Popular Bainskloof Pass closed to traffic

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.[…]

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Capetonians loot beer truck

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[…]

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