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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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Open Letter to the "Idiot Driver"

Posted by Patricia on April 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Please take a look at a post about some of our appalling road users...  The original can be found on News24


I was going to write this letter just before the Easter weekend after the recent road deaths in the Western Cape, but I thought I was being too harsh and so I left it. Then today I read about this girl wh...

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Buy a Licence For max R8000.00 ????

Posted by Patricia on August 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Four people allegedly linked to a syndicate selling learners' and drivers' licences were arrested in Mpumalanga and Limpopo on Wednesday (25 June 2014), the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said.

 

"All the suspects were found in possession of licence documents for applicants, including the tests and answer sheets," RTMC spokesperson Thato Mosena said.

 

They were arrested in Vaalbank, Mpumalanga, and Marble Hall, Limpopo.

 

A Drivi...

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Only a third passing driving tests - Practice is the only way to pass

Posted by Patricia on July 13, 2014 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Cape Town - Every month a shocking 5000 Capetonians fail their driving licence test, along with 5700 who fail their learners test, according to the City of Cape Town’s traffic department.

In effect, that means each month only a third of would-be drivers are passing their tests, getting the green light to take to the roads.

Slightly more than 60 percent pass their learners test, on average, each month.

Traffic department spokeswoman Maxine Jordaan said people failed bec...

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Learners & Drivers Licence Fraud

Posted by Patricia on January 27, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In Pretoria a 51-year-old man was arrested for fraud on Friday, the Hawks said on Monday.

 

Captain Paul Ramaloko said the man was arrested after several complaints were brought to the Hawks about a man called "Davie", soliciting money from individuals by promising them learner's and driver's licences.

 

"The suspect claimed to be having links within the traffic department, which enabled him to facilitate acquiring driving documents within a ...

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1 Dead & 15 Injured... No Licence

Posted by Patricia on December 16, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Odendaalsrus - A man was arrested after a taxi driver died and 15 people were injured in a head-on collision in the Free State, on Friday morning.

 

"According to witnesses, the driver of a BMW was travelling from Allanridge towards the direction of Odendaalsrus while a white taxi was travelling from Odendaalsrus taxi rank towards Klerksdorp," Captain Stephen Thakeng said.

 

"Apparently the driver of ...

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MEDIA RELEASE: CALLS FOR THE SCRAPPING OF AARTO NOT SENSIBLE

Posted by Patricia on August 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

JPSA MEDIA STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TO: ALL NEWS, CRIME AND TRANSPORT EDITORS

DATE: WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2013

SUBJECT: CALLS FOR THE SCRAPPING OF AARTO NOT SENSIBLE

 

JOHANNESBURG – Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has noted the release issued by the Democratic Alliance with respect to the deficiencies of traffic law enforcement mechanisms to enforce the prosecution of eTolls, as well as the tweet by ...

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Accident kills Gauteng child pedestrian

Posted by Patricia on August 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Nine-Year-Old Boy Dead

Johannesburg - A nine-year-old boy died when he was hit by a car on Pamela Street, in Horizon View, Roodepoort, paramedics said on Saturday.

"Tragically, the boy died at the scene due to the extensive injuries he had sustained during the accident [on Friday night]," Netcare911 spokesperson Santi ...

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Vehicles with Fake Roadworthy Certificates

Posted by Ivan on May 30, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (3)

At least two Gauteng vehicle testing centres that were closed down last year after allegations of huge roadworthy certificate fraud are open for business again.

 

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