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25/04/2014

Babies at wheel, brains in the boot

Wheels24.com - LONDON, England - About 70% of young drivers in Britain think they are better-than-average drivers. According to a survey by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced...   More


25/04/2014

Johannesburg launches pothole reporting app

News24.com - Residents in Johannesburg may now have an effective way to communicate the number of potholes on the roads. The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) is in the testing phase of its Find & Fix...   More


23/04/2014

Glow-in-the-dark roads

News24.com - The Netherlands is flying the innovation flag high as light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway. The design, announced in 2012 by...   More


02/04/2014

E-toll bill can't stop licence renewals

News24.com - Cape Town - Unpaid e-toll bills cannot lead to the withholding of vehicle licence registrations. This clarification was given by the director of licensing and prosecutions of the Johannesburg...   More


01/04/2014

Vehicle sales unchanged

Fin24.com - Johannesburg - New vehicle sales for March held up reasonably well and were virtually unchanged from March last year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on...   More


31/03/2014

Gauteng plans bicycle transport routes

News24.com - Johannesburg - The Gauteng roads and transport department intends to roll out non-motorised transport infrastructure in the province. The infrastructure would integrate all municipalities'...   More


29/03/2014

7 Injured in Johannesburg crash

News24.com - Johannesburg - Seven people were injured after two vehicles collided head-on in Randburg, Johannesburg, paramedics said on Saturday. A heavy goods vehicle and light delivery vehicle were involved...   More


23/03/2014

E-tolls to hit already high petrol price

News24.com - Johannesburg - The easing rand pressure on the petrol price may be short-lived as the effect of e-tolls on fuel prices filter through, industry body Sapia has warned. According to SA Petroleum...   More


23/03/2014

Porsche driver held for speeding

News24.com - Johannesburg - A 48-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for driving at 202km/h on the N1 freeway near Mariasburg, Johannesburg metro police said. "He was driving a Porsche Panamera without number...   More


19/03/2014

Jhb sets R60m aside for road repairs

News24.com - Johannesburg - A R60m fund has been set aside to repair damaged roads after floods in Johannesburg, the city's road agency (JRA) said on Wednesday. At least R23m of the money would be used to...   More


19/03/2014

Sanral collects R250m from e-tolls

News24.com - Johannesburg - Sanral collected R250m from electronic tolling in Gauteng in the first three months of implementation, it said on Wednesday. "An amount of R250.8m has been received as at 28...   More


18/03/2014

Woman held for fake JMPD cards

News24.com - Johannesburg - A woman was arrested early on Monday evening in Roodepoort for allegedly making fake Johannesburg metro police (JMPD) appointment cards and fake licensing officer cashier...   More


16/03/2014

Six-year-old boy saves gran and sister

News24.com - Johannesburg - A 6-year-old boy saved his grandmother and sister when he pushed them out of the way as a car swerved onto a pavement on Stanford Road in Turffontein on Sunday afternoon, paramedics...   More


16/03/2014

3 Killed in gruesome Johannesburg (Devland) accident

News24.com - Johannesburg - Three people died after a car they were travelling in lost control, hit a lamp post and caught fire, the city of Johannesburg emergency management services said on Sunday. The...   More


16/03/2014

Traffic cops arrested in Upington

News24.com - Johannesburg - Two traffic officers have been arrested for alleged corruption in Upington, Northern Cape, the Hawks said on Saturday. The Anti Corruption investigation unit of the Directorate for...   More


15/03/2014

Sandton petrol station shop catches fire

News24.com - Johannesburg - A shop at a petrol station in Sandton, Johannesburg, caught fire late on Friday evening, the city's emergency management services said. "We are attending to it now... the petrol...   More


13/03/2014

Potholes cause spike in damaged vehicles

News24.com - Johannesburg - There has been a rise in the number of vehicles damaged by potholes, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) said on Thursday. "There had been more reports in the last two weeks about...   More


13/03/2014

Blue light crash ruined our lives

News24.com - Krugersdorp - It has been a tough journey for the Ferreira family since their son, Thomas, was injured when a blue light vehicle driver crashed into his motorbike, leaving him with severe brain...   More


23/02/2014

Sanral questions Outa's e-tags research

Fin24.com - Johannesburg - The SA National Roads Agency Limited on Sunday challenged Outa's claim that motorists are not buying e-tags. "Sanral... is now sitting with more than 1.2 million e-tags that have...   More


21/02/2014

Businesses warned on e-tolls tax impact

Fin24.com - Cape Town - Businesses must consider the income tax and VAT consequences that the e-toll system will have on them and on their employees, according to Beric Croome, a tax executive at the law firm...   More


14/02/2014

Biker shot dead in road rage attack

News24.com - Johannesburg - A man was shot dead and another wounded in an apparent road rage confrontation in Randburg on Friday morning, Johannesburg metro police said. "The motorcyclist was killed on...   More


10/02/2014

Joburg road closures for Avengers sequel

News24.com - Johannesburg - Several streets in the Johannesburg CBD will be closed from Monday for the filming of the sequel to the superhero movie "The Avengers", metro police said. "Today Albetina Sisulu...   More


27/01/2014

Man held for licence fraud in Pretoria

News24.com - Johannesburg - A 51-year-old man was arrested for fraud in Pretoria, the Hawks said on Monday. Captain Paul Ramaloko said the man was arrested on Friday, after several complaints were brought to...   More


16/01/2014

Which country has the worst drivers?

News24.com - If you are a new driver, you would do well to know a couple of things about the dangers of driving. It is a jungle out there and you should be aware that your driving skills, no matter how good...   More


12/01/2014

Speeding man tries to con traffic cops

News24.com - Johannesburg - Five people have been arrested for speeding near Sandton in Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday. "The Sandton high speed unit of JMPD arrested five motorists last night...   More


04/01/2014

23-Year old man arrested for fraudulent drivers licence

sabc.co.za - A 23-year old man has been arrested for allegedly driving with a fraudulent driver's licence and motor vehicle licence disk. He was nabbed on the R25 near Bronkhorstspruit, east of...   More


04/01/2014

Rewarding good drivers ... with cash!

iolnews.co.za - Pretoria - If you’re a motorist who always adheres to the stipulated speed limit, obeys road rules and has never had a traffic offence ticket, then you could find yourself with extra cash in...   More


28/12/2013

Man bust with fake licence equipment

News 24.com - Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for being in possession of items used to create various falsified licences and permits, Gauteng traffic police said on Saturday. "The documents discovered...   More


04/10/2013

Reckless drivers may lose licences

SaNews.gov.za - Boksburg - In an effort to reduce the on-going fatal crashes on the roads, government is planning to revoke the driver’s licences of reckless motorists, who breach the rules of the road. The...   More


23/09/2013

New rule proposes 10-year driving licence

The Star - Tired of queueing every five years to renew your driving licence? Apparently the state is tired of this administrative nightmare too. Now there’s a plan underway to make driving licences valid for...   More


16/08/2013

Young drivers: Why they're a risk

Wheels24.com - LONDON, England - Inexperience (86%) and over-confidence (86%) are the main reasons why new drivers are the biggest insurance risk on the road. A poll conducted by Britain’s Institute of...   More


05/08/2013

Fail your test in 10 seconds...

Wheels24.com - Letting the vehicle roll backwards, not performing observations, crossing a solid white line... Nervous learners are prone to errors behind the wheel, especially during a driving licence...   More


11/07/2013

Temporary licences to reduce carnage?

News24.com - Newly-licenced drivers will have a year to prove their skills behind the wheel before being granted a full driver’s licence, according to new laws being gazetted in South Africa later this...   More


16/06/2013

Lower insurance for "newbies"

Wheels24.com - Young drivers are being encouraged to do advanced driving courses to benefit - eventually - from lower insurance rates. Experts says young and inexperienced drivers are likely to drive faster...   More


07/05/2013

Parents worse drivers than teens

Wheels24.com - DETROIT, Michigan - Not only teenagers and business executives engage in distracted driving. A study has found that parents chauffeuring their pre-teens are among the worst offenders. Here's...   More


27/03/2013

SA drivers easily distracted!

Wheels24.com - Earlier in March 2013 we reported that Goodyear’s annual 2013 road safety survey revealed youth in South Africa were among the most aggressive drivers in the world. Another survey shows that...   More


26/03/2013

SA young drivers too aggressive!

Wheels24.com - CAPE TOWN - South African accident statistics tend to increase dramatically over the March holiday period. According to statistics, the aggressive habits of young drivers play a big role on the...   More


03/08/2012

Woes of acquiring a driver's licence in Randburg, Johannesburg

News24.com Author - My daughter got her driving learners licence sometime ago. She then went to a Driving School in Randburg for the K53 Method of Driving. Everything by the book. So far so good. After 10...   More


18/06/2012

New driving licence law shock

Cape Times - New drivers would have to complete a 'graduation year' before they get a proper licence - and if they commit certain offences in that period, they would have to go back to square one. And if your...   More


08/11/2011

New Learner's Licence test system

Star Motoring - South Africa’s National Traffic Information System (eNaTiS) together with the Eastern Cape Department of Transport, has rolled out a new computerised touch-screen learner’s licence test that...   More


08/09/2011

Bribe backfires for learner driver

Wheels24.co.za - A 47-year-old man from Muizenberg, Cape Town has been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe a driving licence examiner. He had failed the test twice. At the beginning of a test in September...   More


31/03/2011

Driving school for the disabled

News24.com - Sarah Nkgeng, a paraplegic employee of Primedia, could never have thought that from an emotionally painful experience in obtaining her driver’s licence, when she was faced with harsh...   More


22/02/2010

Learner's licence valid longer

SAPA - Johannesburg - Learner's licenses will now be valid for two years instead of 18 months, the transport department announced on Monday. It also extended testing hours for the licenses to 17:00 on...   More


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