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Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South Africa
Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South AfricaArticle

The Department of Transport is planning on introducing regulations around self-driving cars as it expects autonomous vehicles...

3 days ago

8 things you need to do after a car accident
8 things you need to do after a car accidentArticle

Whether you have a small bumper bashing or something more serious, it's important to know what steps to take in the aftermath of an accident...

Issued by Dotsure 5 May 2021

International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safety
International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safetyArticle

While South Africa saw a dramatic drop in road crashes and deaths during the 2020 holiday periods, the same cannot be said for many other countries worldwide...

4 May 2021

Pothole Patrol kicks off in Joburg
Pothole Patrol kicks off in JoburgArticle

This month sees the launch of Pothole Patrol, a partnership between the City of Joburg, Dialdirect Insurance and Discovery Insure, a unique data-driven initiative...

3 May 2021

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

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them
You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for themArticle

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them...

Jason Mellow 22 Apr 2021

Arrive Alive, Joe Public United warns SA drinkers: Your #Tequilaface could be your last!
Arrive Alive, Joe Public United warns SA drinkers: Your #Tequilaface could be your last!Article

Drunk driving is a huge problem in South Africa. According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation Driver Intoxication and Fatal Crashes Report, published March 2020, The contribution of alcohol intoxication, along with human behaviourial risk factors are estimated to contribute to 90% of road traffic crashes...

Issued by Joe Public United 21 Apr 2021

Can machine learning improve road safety and traffic management?
Can machine learning improve road safety and traffic management?Article

Sanral's Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) is currently exploring how machine learning can be used to improve road safety, reduce congestion and inform infrastructure development...

20 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

Traffic officers to get body cameras
Traffic officers to get body camerasArticle

Traffic officers will be issued with body cameras to assist in gathering evidence and improving the conviction rate of traffic law violators...

30 Mar 2021

Prioritising safety while delivering with Uber Eats
Prioritising safety while delivering with Uber EatsArticle

From picking up orders and delivering to hungry customers to knowing when to call for assistance, Uber Eats is always finding ways to help make every delivery as stress-free as possible...

Issued by Uber 29 Mar 2021

See: Ford supports ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme
See: Ford supports ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety ProgrammeGallery

Ford Motor Company's philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund, has strengthened its commitment to road safety by providing funding for the ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme. The project aims to create safer environments for child pedestrians around school zones, changing road user behaviour and raising community-wide awareness around pedestrian safety. See the gallery below:

16 Feb 2021

Alleged maladministration at Road Traffic Infringement Agency could delay demerit system
Alleged maladministration at Road Traffic Infringement Agency could delay demerit systemArticle

The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which was due to come into effect as of 1 July 2021, might be delayed due to the start of a forensic investigation into alleged maladministration at the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)...

Gero Lilleike 9 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

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Curbing drunk driving in the logistics industry requires regulatory support and enforcementArticle

Alcohol-related vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year, and in the transport and logistics sector can also lead to stock loss, damaged reputation and massive collateral damage...

Rhys Evans 14 Jan 2021

Motorists urged to exercise caution
Motorists urged to exercise cautionArticle

The Gauteng Traffic Police has called on motorists to be responsible and exercise caution on the roads as traffic volumes are expected to increase this weekend...

18 Dec 2020

Avoid distracted driving this festive season
Avoid distracted driving this festive seasonArticle

Whether it is a lack of understanding or appreciation of the danger, each driver needs to make an effort to reduce the prevalence of distracted driving...

17 Dec 2020

Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road trips
Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road tripsArticle

At the end of an unprecedented year, it is clear that the disruption of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

15 Dec 2020

Why are we resorting to old methods of testing sobriety when there is safe technology at our disposal?
Why are we resorting to old methods of testing sobriety when there is safe technology at our disposal?Article

Current, progressive thinking about the indispensable need to use alcohol breathalysers for law enforcement has come up with better solutions than "standing on one leg" or "walking on a straight line" as suggested by some leaders of law enforcement in South Africa...

Angus MacArthur 15 Dec 2020

Keeping SA safe on the roads
Keeping SA safe on the roadsArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is expected to sign a ground-breaking partnership with alcoholic beverage producer Distell, that will further intensify road safety efforts...

14 Dec 2020

Uniting for safer roads: Kia Motors and Motus partners with Bakwena for festive road safety campaign
Uniting for safer roads: Kia Motors and Motus partners with Bakwena for festive road safety campaignArticle

Kia Motors South Africa, in partnership with Motus Corporation (Motus), has partnered with Bakwena N1N4. The partnership, which started with Motus in 2012, ensures visible policing during peak holiday seasons...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 10 Dec 2020

New crime stats show huge increase in truck hijacking
New crime stats show huge increase in truck hijackingArticle

Police minister Bheki Cele says there was a 1.6% decrease, or 79 less, in cases of carjacking. However, there was a 31.7% increase in truck hijacking...

19 Nov 2020

Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expert
Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expertArticle

Alta Swanepoel has developed an online training course to assist company representatives and individuals understand the impact of the AARTO legislation...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Nov 2020

Supa Quick funds Child Car Safety Learning Centre
Supa Quick funds Child Car Safety Learning CentreArticle

Supa Quick has donated R100,000 towards the establishment of a Child Car Safety Learning Centre for Wheel Well...

14 Oct 2020

Road safety campaign commits to ensuring the safety of children
Road safety campaign commits to ensuring the safety of childrenArticle

Imperial Logistics has announced that its Be safe. Be smart road safety campaign in partnership with Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire will be handing out 'walking safety belts' to learners in eight schools in South Africa's North West province this Transport Month...

9 Oct 2020

Reflections from Michelin South Africa's new managing director
Reflections from Michelin South Africa's new managing directorArticle

Since taking over as the managing director for Michelin South Africa, Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie has led the business, and its 10 cluster of countries, through major shifts that have built on the work of his predecessors...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 17 Sep 2020

Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352m
Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352mArticle

According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organization on road safety, South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world...

17 Sep 2020

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AARTO road safety policies a growing concern for RFAArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) continues to advocate for a proper focused, resourced and proactive road traffic policing strategy...

16 Sep 2020

Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schools
Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schoolsArticle

"As a business that provides essential goods and services, we felt it critical to influence better health and wellness management to one of the most vulnerable groups in our society - our children."

3 Sep 2020

A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumers
A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumersArticle

A growing culture of regulatory non-compliance in the motor vehicle repair industry is not only creating an uneven playing field for many accredited workshop owners in the sector, but also placing consumers at risk...

13 Aug 2020

Pandemic anxiety can impact driver behaviour
Pandemic anxiety can impact driver behaviourArticle

It is no secret that South African roads are not safe...

20 Jul 2020

Safety tips during the taxi strike
Safety tips during the taxi strikeArticle

Taxi drivers are wreaking havoc on the roads as they stop transporting commuters and protest the measures put in place by the government...

22 Jun 2020

Modise Sikhosana
#StartupStories: Breaking through invisible barriers in the mining spaceArticle

After years in the fast-paced world of IT, Modise Sikhosana decided he needed more stability, so he and his wife started Yonke Konke in 2015, which supplies road safety and traffic control equipment, tools and general industrial supplies to the mining and construction industries...

Nicci Botha 18 Jun 2020

The zero-tolerance drunk driving law will affect your car insurance
The zero-tolerance drunk driving law will affect your car insuranceArticle

Once South Africa's strict new drunk-driving laws have been passed, drivers won't be allowed to drink alcohol at all...

17 Jun 2020

Emergency repairs explained
Emergency repairs explainedArticle

As the country moves through the various lockdown levels, a number of motorists are still unsure about what constitutes as emergency repairs...

27 May 2020

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Interprovincial travel window draws to a closeArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on interprovincial travellers to exercise extreme caution on the roads, as the grace period for transit across provincial boundaries draws to a close...

7 May 2020

Dumisani Nkabinde, regional manager, Sanral
Roads projects offer opportunities for SMMEsArticle

A road building initiative on the Free State KwaZulu-Natal border will offer local SMME's significant opportunities for new business, provide important job creation within local communities and develop skills through partnerships with established construction companies.

11 Mar 2020

Must-knows for a minor car accident
Must-knows for a minor car accidentArticle

Fender-benders, minor accidents and car clashes are often more of a frustration or ordeal after they happen..

Bertus Visser 3 Mar 2020

Consumers deserve the right to vehicle repairs - safely and reasonably
Consumers deserve the right to vehicle repairs - safely and reasonablyArticle

The draft Right2Repair guidelines currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses...

2 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDDArticle

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chainArticle

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

Deseré Orrill
Will 2020 kickstart the decade of the driven human?Article

Ole!Connect's, Desere' Orrill, takes a look underneath the hood of autonomous transportation, what it means to our future mobility, and whether we are ready to relinquish the wheel, or not...

Deseré Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 31 Jan 2020

What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!
What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!Article

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a daunting and unpleasant experience. But what should you do if you have been involved?

Naresh Maharaj 7 Jan 2020

How do I know if my shock absorbers are bad?
How do I know if my shock absorbers are bad?Article

Shock absorbers are designed to assist the driver in maintaining control of the car by keeping the tyres on the ground...

7 Jan 2020

Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industry
Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industryArticle

The automotive industry is not immune to the increased consumer expectations the digital era has brought with it...

6 Jan 2020

SA records reduction in festive season fatalities
SA records reduction in festive season fatalitiesArticle

South Africa has seen a 30% reduction in road fatalities since the start of the festive season, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

24 Dec 2019

Gauteng adds seven impoundment depots
Gauteng adds seven impoundment depotsArticle

The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has designated seven more places as depots for the purpose of impoundment of unroadworthy vehicles...

24 Dec 2019

Need alloy wheel repairs? Trust the company trusted by Tiger Wheel & Tyre and some of SA's major insurance companies
Need alloy wheel repairs? Trust the company trusted by Tiger Wheel & Tyre and some of SA's major insurance companiesArticle

Tiger Wheel & Tyre is encouraging motorists to pay special attention to how they handle the repair and restoration of damaged alloy wheels...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 20 Dec 2019

Road safety efforts lauded
Road safety efforts laudedArticle

With the festive season in full swing, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has commended law enforcement officials for their road safety efforts thus far...

18 Dec 2019

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