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Choose Your Driving Instructor Carefully

Posted by Ivan on August 4, 2017 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A driving instructor was arrested for being 12 times over the legal blood-alcohol limit on the N2 in Cape Town on Thursday morning, a City official said.

He was spotted in a driving school vehicle on the shoulder of the road at 07:15, mayoral committee member for safety, security and social services JP Smith said.

"The driver refused to stop and the officer eventually forced him to a standstill. During a sobriety test, the driver was initially unable...

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Police Minister - A Criminal Offence to Buy Licence

Posted by Ivan on May 12, 2017 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Fikile Mbalula, nicknamed "Razzmatazz" from his time as sports and recreation minister, stumbled across a post on Twitter by a woman seeking advice on buying a driver’s licence. Mbalula has over 750,000 followers on this platform. He perceives Twitter as a useful tool in the fight against crime in South Africa.

The woman got more than she bargained for on Wednesday when the Police Minister tweeted back:

"It's a criminal offence to b...

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Easter road death toll rise as KZN accident claims 10 lives

Posted by Ivan on April 21, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

At least ten people have been killed in a horror crash on the N2 near Port Shepstone on KwaZulu-Natal's south coast on Monday. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane says the cause of the accident is not clear.


“Ten people have been confirmed dead in an accident involving three taxis in Port Shepstone. Currently, the MEC for Transport is on his way to the scene of the accident. At this stage, it is not clear what the possible cause of...

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AARTO System Failing - Release Cities

Posted by Patricia on November 13, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Councillors from the Cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane told Parliament that the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) system was failing and asked that they be “released” from it until the system works properly.


A member of the City of Jo...

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Nkandla voter - 'Zuma and I need to talk about my driver's licence'

Posted by Patricia on August 4, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Nkandla - KwaNxamalala resident Nompumelelo Shezi, 26, had one mission in mind on Wednesday – and that was to speak to President Jacob Zuma.


Shezi was hoping to catch her moment with Zuma at the Ntolwane Primary School where he was expected to vote in the 2016 local government election in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.


"I want to see Zuma, I had an appointment with him and we spoke and he referred me to his PA and we have not been able to talk proper...

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Corrupt Testing Centre Oofficial Suspended

Posted by Patricia on July 22, 2016 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department official who was caught in a bribery operation involving learner’s and driver’s licences has been suspended and will face a disciplinary hearing. 


The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) official who was caught in a bribery operation involving learner's and driver's licences has been suspended.


Detective Inspector Patrick Mabasa from the JMPD’s internal investigations unit confirmed t...

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Youth from Mpumlanga Youth to Benefit from Drivers' Licences

Posted by Patricia on July 15, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Youth from Mpumlanga are set to benefit from an initiative that aims to assist them in getting their drivers' licences.


This is as a result of a joint effort between the Services SETA and the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison.


The Youth Capacity Development Project seeks to address the challenges of unemployment and lack of skills among the youth in the province.


For many young people in South Africa, getting a driver...

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Inside the Marlboro Licencing and Testing Station

Posted by Ivan on April 21, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Metro police and the Marlboro Licencing and Testing Station gave a tour of their facilities on 19 April to open the community and media up to the inner workings of the organisation.

Metro police spokesperson, Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the tour would act as a perfect opportunity to inform the public about the work done at the station which included earning one’s driver’s licence, making inquiries or settling traffic fines. The tour also took a look at the state-of-the...

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Hit and Run Motorist Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment

Posted by Ivan on April 7, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A motorist accused of killing two joggers in a hit and run incident at New Hanover near Pietermaritzburg has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court. Mcabango Hlongwa (37 years old) admitted in his plea that he ran over the joggers (Xolani Nxele and Sthabile Mkhasibe) at the end of February.


He told the court that he had drunk two beers before the accident. Hlongwa says he is remorseful that he failed to foresee that the alcoh...

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Over-confident drivers are most likely to cause accidents

Posted by Ivan on December 1, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Over-confident drivers who pass at the first attempt are likely to describe their driving as "perfect" and are most likely to cause accidents - but less than 1% of South African applicants pass first time.


Although the study noted that those who passed after three attempts were likely to describe their driving as "safe" and "cautious", South African experts said it was impossible to compare UK and South African drivers as the two were worlds apart when it came to testing me...

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