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South Africa is the most dangerous country to drive in, study finds
South Africa is the most dangerous country to drive in, study findsArticle

A recent study conducted by Zutobi Drivers Ed has found that South Africa is the world's most unsafe country in which to drive...

30 Apr 2021

Easter road death stats under scrutiny
Easter road death stats under scrutinyArticle

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced that a total of 235 fatalities occurred across the country's provinces during the Easter period as a result of 189 crashes...

Gero Lilleike 12 Apr 2021

Why Aarto's enforcement spells good news for vehicle insurance policyholders
Why Aarto's enforcement spells good news for vehicle insurance policyholdersArticle

With South Africa suffering, on average, over 13,000 deaths a year from motor accidents it is very clear that something needs to be done. Better enforcement should lead to fewer accidents and road deaths...

4 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Hits right note for women
#OrchidsandOnions: Hits right note for womenArticle

Orchids: song for girls, young women about consent, boundaries; New airline Lift's dive into illogical clichés gets it an Onion....

Brendan Seery 7 Dec 2020

Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?
Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?Article

Contrary to popular belief, if you make something that people want illegal, it doesn't just go away...

Rowan Leibbrandt 3 Aug 2020

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South Africa's road killings: A window into the lawless psyche of our nationArticle

Road fatalities are often highlighted when public figures are killed, or during the festive season and holidays such as Easter. A sad reality is that April is not one of the worst months on our roads despite the number of fatalities - it stands in seventh place when compared to the other months of the year...

Jan Coetzee 28 Oct 2019

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"A stringent quality tyre check can be the thin line between life and death"Article

Over 60% of second-hand tyres in South Africa are illegal...

25 Oct 2019

President to launch Transport Month
President to launch Transport MonthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday officially launch the October Transport Month campaign and the revamped Arrive Alive programme, as approved by Cabinet...

1 Oct 2019

New AARTO bill and its impact on motorist insurance premiums
New AARTO bill and its impact on motorist insurance premiumsArticle

The bill, which will result in the setting up of a demerit system for drivers, is expected to fundamentally change driving in the country by having licensed drivers lose points for traffic offences, which may result in the loss of a driving license...

26 Aug 2019

Aarto to help reduce road deaths
Aarto to help reduce road deathsArticle

The signing of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill into law will assist the country to curb the high number of road fatalities...

20 Aug 2019

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Why a holistic educational approach is needed to curb reckless drivingArticle

According to Vera Nagtegaal, executive head of Hippo.co.za, the new demerit system for SA road users, in theory, could significantly reduce road fatalities by imposing punitive action on motorists who do not adhere to the rules of the road...

19 Aug 2019

South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxes
South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxesArticle

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17...

Willem Fourie 3 Jul 2019

Don't skimp on tyres
Don't skimp on tyresArticle

With tough economic times, consumers are looking for ways to cut back on costs, but cutting back on car maintenance should not be an option...

25 Mar 2019

Will the new RABS Bill be catastrophic for SA?
Will the new RABS Bill be catastrophic for SA?Article

The ANC last week placed the RABS Bill back on the Order Paper in the National Assembly and in all probability will seek to pass the Bill this week...

25 Feb 2019

#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle
#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicleArticle

As part of Start JLM 2018, Nimrod Dor, director APAC & Africa: Mobileye Aftermarket Division, provided an overview about Mobileye and its roadmap towards the autonomous vehicle...

Jessica Tennant 27 Nov 2018

Periodic vehicle testing, inspection is vital
Periodic vehicle testing, inspection is vitalArticle

In Transport Month, we reflect that 983 lives were lost in 2017 due to crashes where vehicle factors were to blame, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation's Road Fatality Report for 2017...

22 Oct 2018

The future won't have stop signs
The future won't have stop signsArticle

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century...

Nial O'Brien 12 Oct 2018

Reduce road deaths - check your tyres today
Reduce road deaths - check your tyres todayArticle

There is a direct correlation between the condition of tyres and road deaths...

5 Sep 2018

Do self-driving cars eliminate the number of road fatalities?
Do self-driving cars eliminate the number of road fatalities?Article

A report by the International Transport Forum says that claims of self-driving cars avoiding 90% of road deaths are untested and that automated vehicles do not in fact promise more safety by eliminating crashes linked to human error...

25 May 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industryArticle

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

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Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safetyArticle

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill
Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment BillArticle

The hospitality industry is concerned about the unfavourable implications the amendment bill will have. “As it is we don't know where we stand and we need answers...”

16 May 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challengesArticle

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

Mike Whitfield 28 Dec 2016

#DriveDry, #ThisIsMyStory trended in first place on Twitter after campaign launch
#DriveDry, #ThisIsMyStory trended in first place on Twitter after campaign launchArticle

The launch of the new Diageo 2017 Drive Dry campaign trended in first place on Twitter after the campaign launch. The company is using South African storytellers to deliver emotional lessons on the effects of drunken driving...

8 Dec 2016

New ad underlines dangers of drinking, pedestrian deaths
New ad underlines dangers of drinking, pedestrian deathsArticle

Y&R South Africa's Cape Town office recently produced another hard-hitting film for Western Cape government, titled 'Ubuthakathi' meaning 'sorcery'...

8 Dec 2016

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Road death figures faulty, say criticsArticle

While the government says its road safety strategies are having an impact on road deaths, critics say the human and economic toll is far higher than reported...

Karl Gernetzky 6 Dec 2016

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SA encouraged to use driver assistance this festive seasonArticle

According to the World Health Organisation's Global Status Report for 2015, South Africa is ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in the world regarding road accidents...

7 Oct 2016

Paradigm shift in road safety policy
Paradigm shift in road safety policyArticle

A new report written by road safety experts from 24 countries, has backed Global NCAP's roadmap for improved vehicle safety...

6 Oct 2016

Imperial Road Safety, Safe Scholars, Cavalleria Primary School
Imperial Road Safety school visit promotes safety of studentsArticle

With the aim to generate awareness around road safety for learners, Imperial Road Safety took their Safe Scholars Programme to Cavalleria Primary School...

15 Aug 2016

Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance
Driverless cars on a collision course with insuranceArticle

With the prediction that AVs will be available commercially by 2020 - liability for the actions of these vehicles is receiving the attention of insurers...

Sharon Snell 13 Jun 2016

Telematics can help improve driving behaviour on the nation's lethal roads
Telematics can help improve driving behaviour on the nation's lethal roadsArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters recently reported a 40% increase in the road accident death toll over the long weekend that included Freedom Day and Workers Day...

Anton Ossip 18 May 2016

Making a difference one initiative at a time
Making a difference one initiative at a timeArticle

On Thursday 14 April, Brownies & Downies in Long Street played host to the Community Edition of Out of Office, organised by Stretch Experiential Marketing...

Beverley Klein 18 Apr 2016

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Fall in Easter road deathsArticle

The number of fatalities on South Africa's roads this Easter weekend is likely to be lower than in previous years, said Transport Department spokesman Ishmael Mnisi...

Nivashni Nair and Taschica Pillay 29 Mar 2016

Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?
Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?Article

Earlier in December 2015, Wheels24 reported that the number of fatalities on South African roads during the 2015/16 holiday season surpassed 500...

Sergio Davids, Wheels24 4 Jan 2016

City steps up bus safety checks for annual exodus to Eastern Cape
City steps up bus safety checks for annual exodus to Eastern CapeArticle

The City of Cape Town will, from 10 December until Christmas Eve, step up safety checks on buses departing to the Eastern Cape...

Siyavuya Khaya 8 Dec 2015

Tighter control in transport industry needed to curb drunk-driving accidents
Tighter control in transport industry needed to curb drunk-driving accidentsArticle

The reality is that many accidents are caused by professional drivers in the transport industry and the number of accidents caused by driving under the influence...

Rhys Evans 28 Oct 2015

Imperial extends Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape Town
Imperial extends Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape TownArticle

Imperial Road Safety has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, as well as KFM Breakfast, to bring its Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape Town...

6 Oct 2015

Imperial Road Safety continues to endorse Brake & Tyre Watch
Imperial Road Safety continues to endorse Brake & Tyre WatchArticle

According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation, tyres and brakes are the leading vehicle factors in fatal road crashes in South Africa...

31 Aug 2015

Continental supports new child seat regulations
Continental supports new child seat regulationsArticle

Continental Tyre South Africa fully supports the introduction of new child seat regulations for South Africa and says it's an important step towards reducing traffic-related injuries and deaths...

19 Jun 2015

Railway Engineering celebrates 21 years' collaborative training with the University of Pretoria and Transnet
Railway Engineering celebrates 21 years' collaborative training with the University of Pretoria and TransnetArticle

Transnet and the University of Pretoria (UP) are celebrating 21 years of collaborative training and research in Railway Engineering in 2015...

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Slight decrease in December road deaths
Slight decrease in December road deathsArticle

The number of road accidents and fatalities between 1 December and 28 December have decreased slightly compared to last year...

2 Jan 2015

NICRO launches hotline to reduce drunk driving
NICRO launches hotline to reduce drunk drivingArticle

Individuals arrested for road traffic offences are now able to access the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) support and services via a 24-hour hotline...

20 Nov 2014

Driver training can salvage reputation of transport sector
Driver training can salvage reputation of transport sectorArticle

It is not surprising that investors and financial institutions remain cautious towards the transport sector due to the risks.

17 Oct 2014

New scholar transport policy on the cards
New scholar transport policy on the cardsArticle

CAPE TOWN: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says her department is in the process of finalising a new policy on scholar transport aimed at improving road safety for vulnerable pupils.

13 Aug 2014

Billions to be spent on railway commuter network
Billions to be spent on railway commuter networkArticle

The Department of Transport will, over the next three years, invest billions of rands in the country's transport infrastructure in a bid to reduce road deaths.

13 Aug 2014

Roads death toll similar to previous years
Roads death toll similar to previous yearsArticle

Despite reports that scores of people died on the roads over the Easter weekend, the number of fatalities was probably nothing out of the ordinary.

22 Apr 2014

Minister pushes for reliable road incident data
Minister pushes for reliable road incident dataArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has committed her department to creating a "reliable statistical databank" for road-related incidents, as part of the government's effort to better manage road safety and to meet its stated target of halving road fatalities by 2020.

Nicky Smith 16 Jan 2014

Road deaths marred by flawed statistics
Road deaths marred by flawed statisticsArticle

The problem with road deaths in SA is that no one knows how many people are actually killed in car accidents.

Nicky Smith 14 Jan 2014

Road safety drive fails to stem carnage
Road safety drive fails to stem carnageArticle

Despite more than 840 road blocks and 3,800 arrests for traffic infringements during the end-of-year holiday season, the death toll on SA's roads were little changed from a year ago, with 1,357 people losing their lives between 1 December and 7 January.

Nicky Smith 13 Jan 2014

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