Frustrated about Potholes? Safe Driving Tips to Avoid Potholes

Frustrated about Potholes? Safe Driving Tips to Avoid Potholes

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Are Self-Driving Cars Fit for South African Roads?

Are Self-Driving Cars Fit for South African Roads?

Do self-driving cars have any safety criteria in place? Would you trust a self-driving ride sharing service? Would autonomous vehicle owners still require a driver’s license?

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Jingle all the Way this Festive Season with these Road Safety Tips!

Jingle all the Way this Festive Season with these Road Safety Tips!

The Festive Season - Christmas and New Years - brings in a considerable increase of new and second hand cars on the road each year. The streets are busier and drivers are more distracted than ever by their to-do lists…

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Distracted Driving & Safety: When your Teen takes the Wheel

Distracted Driving & Safety: When your Teen takes the Wheel

Distracted driving has been driving uphill at since the beginning of the first automobile. Back then, it was the thrill of the speed. Today, cyber-obsessed teens can legally start driving from as early as age 16-years with a motorbike license and 18-years with a motor vehicle license. This, essentially, means that reckless driving has grown into an epidemic on South Africa.

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Do you Smoke with Kids in the Car?

Do you Smoke with Kids in the Car?

Did you know?

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Built for Safety: Most Popular Second Hand Car Brand

Built for Safety: Most Popular Second Hand Car Brand

It is said that seeing is believing, but how do we create a realistic act to showcase the proper functioning of a car brand’s new advanced safety feature?

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Ford SafeCap: No Right of Way for Sleeping Beauty

Ford SafeCap: No Right of Way for Sleeping Beauty

After being snubbed with late nights of work, partying and long road trips, it’s finally time to pay homage to your place of residence - only to find yourself behind a car wheel, ill-fated with a sleeping curse triggered by exhaustion.

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#SA2023: Road Safety for Tourists

#SA2023: Road Safety for Tourists

South Africa’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup received a major boost this week: World Rugby officially endorsed South Africa’s bid as the best of the three countries hoping to host rugby’s ultimate showcase. While World Rugby’s backing doesn’t mean that #SA2023 is a done thing, it does make it a lot more likely than it was last week.

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Hijacking Spots in Johannesburg Strikes Hot

Hijacking Spots in Johannesburg Strikes Hot

So, you’ve decided to trade in car for a new one - maybe your car trade in value seemed worth it at the time. Perhaps you’ve made your very first car buy. Or maybe you’re planning to do one of the above. But, there’s a reason why the metaphor, “timing is everything”, exists; and it’s definitely one to consider in South Africa’s current climate.

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The Boring Life of a Driverless Car ‘Test Driver’

The Boring Life of a Driverless Car ‘Test Driver’

It might sound ironic, but the autonomous cars of the future need 'drivers', at least for today.

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Items You'll Need In An Emergency

Items You'll Need In An Emergency

Disaster can strike at any second. You never know exactly what you’ll need in an emergency, so make sure you’ve got everything you need to get out of a dodgy situation. According to the AA, these are the 20 things you should have in your car at all times.

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Pre-roadtrip inspections for a safe journey

Pre-roadtrip inspections for a safe journey

With the end of the year fast approaching, many South African motorists are turning their attention ahead to the Christmas holidays and the annual family road-trip. Be safe on the roads this December by following a strict pre-trip checklist a week or two out from your trip.

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Roadblocks In SA: Know Your Rights

Roadblocks In SA: Know Your Rights

Your palms are sweaty, your knees are weak and your arms are heavy. No, you’re not Eminem: it’s a Saturday night, you were driving home from meeting your friends - and you’ve just been stopped at a roadblock.

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Tips for safe driving on the highway

Tips for safe driving on the highway

Tips for safe driving on the highway

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#16 Defensive Driving Techniques That Could Save Your Life

#16 Defensive Driving Techniques That Could Save Your Life

While the autonomous cars and other future automotive technologies will make driving safer for all road users, these advancements are still years off. In the meantime, what can you can do to keep yourself, your car and your loved ones safe on the roads?

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Surviving SA’s Roads: What To Do In An Emergency

Surviving SA’s Roads: What To Do In An Emergency

There are thousands of incidents reported on South Africa’s roads every day. These incidents come in many forms, including accidents, breakdowns and hijackings, and according to the AA, each needs to be handled in a different way if you want to get out of the situation unscathed. Read on to find the steps you should follow in each of these emergencies.

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Flash floods: #7 Ways to Drive Safely in a Flood

Flash floods: #7 Ways to Drive Safely in a Flood

Mother Nature is a moody lady: one minute the sun can be shining, and the next… the heavens open. Flash floods can put you and the your family in danger. At CarZar, we buy cars but we also care about our customers safety. We've put together a list of road safety tips and tricks for protecting yourself when driving through flooded areas.

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Are you Driving with Back Pain or Leg Cramps?

Are you Driving with Back Pain or Leg Cramps?

Back pain or leg pain while driving your car doesn’t always mean “go to the doctor”. It could just be your sitting or driving posture is incorrect, or you’ve been driving for more than an hour.

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Cylcists and Pedestrians: Driver Obligations

Cylcists and Pedestrians: Driver Obligations

Love them or hate them, motorists have an obligation to ensure the safety of other road users they share the tarmac with.

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Road Safety: Sharing the Road with Trucks

Road Safety: Sharing the Road with Trucks

The next thing you know, there’s a truck next to you and even more difficult to stomach, driving on your behind...

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Every Vehicle Recall in 2017

Every Vehicle Recall in 2017

Another day, another recall…

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Out with the Old: Can the Second-Hand Car Market Reduce CO2?

Out with the Old: Can the Second-Hand Car Market Reduce CO2?

Are car makers becoming a drag in the race to a carbon-free, green environment? Well, we’re not the only ones who thinks so...

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GPS Trackers in Children: Necessary or Unethical?

GPS Trackers in Children: Necessary or Unethical?

When 13-year-old Anchen Muller went missing in Cape Town last Friday, her parent expected the worst. Luckily for her parents, Anchen's story had a happy ending… but not all of them do. If you could implant a GPS tracker in your child, would you?

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What To Do If You Break Down

What To Do If You Break Down

We’ve all been there - you’re on your way to work or coming back from dropping the kids off, when all of a sudden you hear a rattling coming from your car's engine, or Smoke starts billowing out from under the bonnet. You're forced to pull over and... Now what?

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5 Tips: Preventing Car Theft from your Home

5 Tips: Preventing Car Theft from your Home

You may have heard many fearsome stories about car theft in South Africa, and what’s even scarier is that car theft commonly occurs from the comfort of second hand car owners’ homes.

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Car Seats and Child-safety: Keep Your Kids Safe in the Car

Car Seats and Child-safety: Keep Your Kids Safe in the Car

Every parent’s worst nightmare is that something will harm their children. But what can parents do keep their children safe on South Africa’s dangerous roads?

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Driving in Winter? #16 tips!

Driving in Winter? #16 tips!

With extremely cold temperatures expected over many parts of the country this week, drivers should prepare themselves for dangerous conditions.

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How are roads built in South Africa?

How are roads built in South Africa?

Have you ever sat in traffic, just staring out the window at the tar and white lines? Ever wondered how they got there?

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EU petrol ban: Everything you need to know

EU petrol ban: Everything you need to know

The advances in the technology powering electric vehicles, and the increasing pressure being placed on governments by the public to move towards renewable, clean energy, has seen a number of countries and large corporations announce their intentions to move away from traditional combustion engines.

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Does it Matter if you're the ‘Regular Driver’?

Does it Matter if you're the ‘Regular Driver’?

We often avoid reading the fine print when taking out vehicle insurance on a new or second hand car - which doesn’t even end up being driven by its owner majority of the time.

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What is a Dash Cam, and why should you have one?

What is a Dash Cam, and why should you have one?

We’ve all been there – without warning, a family outing, a late-night trip to the petrol station, or a road trip with friends can go horribly wrong.

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Road Accident Causes. Road Traffic Injuries. Road Safety.

Road Accident Causes. Road Traffic Injuries. Road Safety.

The difference between life and death could be a minor 5 km/h difference in speed, more particularly when pedestrians are scrambling across the streets like ants.

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Drive Less and Gear Up: It’s the Age of Global Health

Drive Less and Gear Up: It’s the Age of Global Health

We often spend large amounts of driving time on our way to and from work - or otherwise known as every motorist’s worst nightmare, peak time traffic. With driving being globally omnipresent, it is clear that the globe suffers from a deficiency in its health implications.

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Let ‘em off the hook: Traffic Offences & Bail

Let ‘em off the hook: Traffic Offences & Bail

Whether you’re braving reckless driving, drunk driving, speeding, neglecting to pay speeding fines or bribing a road traffic officer, getting caught by roadside officers - or even by a speeding camera - can increase your chances of getting booted behind bars.

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Rainy Season? How to Drive safely

Rainy Season? How to Drive safely

For some drivers, driving is like a 'piece of cake'; however, on a rainy day, it can be a different story…

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Be Alert: How to Avoid Hijacking

Be Alert: How to Avoid Hijacking

Before stealing cars, hijackers thoroughly plan what to do and how to do it.  For your own safety, you have to stay alert and know how to protect yourself. CarZar find out important information you should know to avoid being hijacked:

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Car Markets Bring in more Emission Violations

Car Markets Bring in more Emission Violations

Munich - With diesel emissions continuing to smother the City of Berlin, Daimler will be undergoing major roadworthy test - it seems like the German automaker is rebelling against the globes strict health regulations.

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Travelling to South Africa? 15 Safety Rules to Know

Travelling to South Africa? 15 Safety Rules to Know

Believe it or not, just like any other country, safety in South Africa is high-priority. CarZar has provided you detailed information on how to be safe during your stay.

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Dangers of Overloading your Car

Dangers of Overloading your Car

Whether you’re taking a road trip, visiting your parents for holidays, or even taking a student to school or university, packing a lot into a small space can be a challenge.  However, you have to be careful about the consequences of overloading a vehicle.

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Slow Down! ‘Baby on Board’ Car Signs

Slow Down! ‘Baby on Board’ Car Signs

When it comes to driving, people are aware of road safety signs and rules of the road - including car sign stickers. But for some reason, it seems like the "BOB" sticker, attached on the rear window of cars, sounds a bit foreign to other drivers.

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Vehicle Crimes! 45 Cars Stolen.

Vehicle Crimes! 45 Cars Stolen.

KwaZulu-Natal - ‘Stolen cars’ are making its way to the top of the list within South Africa’s category of major car crimes.

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Is it the End of Combustion Engines for Volvo?

Is it the End of Combustion Engines for Volvo?

China is reigning as the highest market for electric cars. But, will Germany be next in line? Munich’s car industry is transitioning into a combustion-free region, and Volvo seems to be next in line to remove power out of motion.

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8 Ways To Protect You From Cybercrime

8 Ways To Protect You From Cybercrime

Social Media makes life easier to get in touch with your loved ones, however, one has to be careful of becoming a victim of cyber crime. Emails that you receive from friends, or even from your bank may contain malware attachments that have computer viruses,  worms, spyware, scareware and other malicious programs.

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Drive to work or take public transport?

Drive to work or take public transport?

When it comes to reaching your destination, all you think about is getting there on time as planned, right? And of course, you don’t want to be bored along the way.

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South Africa K53 Road Traffic Signs

South Africa K53 Road Traffic Signs

Knowing your K53 road and traffic sign rules is an important part of maintaining road safety for yourself, as well as for other drivers.

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Crime Rates Rising: Police Number Plates Cloned

Crime Rates Rising: Police Number Plates Cloned

Johannesburg - The endless cycle of crime rates are just spinning faster, as new crimes are constantly popping - adding to the statistics of the increasing number of crime rates. When will the cycle ever place its gear in reverse?

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MUST READ: Pretoria to Introduce Car-Free Zones

MUST READ: Pretoria to Introduce Car-Free Zones

Has South Africa joined the global car-free movement?

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[WARNING!] Massive Storm Approaching Cape Town

[WARNING!] Massive Storm Approaching Cape Town

Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to hit Cape Town for the next 24-hours, and authorities are readying themselves up for the storm. CarZar urges all road users to take extra precaution while traveling.

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12 Major Cities Driving towards Car-Free Zones

12 Major Cities Driving towards Car-Free Zones

Major cities around the world are aiming to kick ALL diesel cars out by 2025, and eventually take the car-free plunge to create more pedestrian space and reduce diesel CO2 emissions. Check out if South Africa is on the list!

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Can Ride-Sharing Reduce Traffic in the Mother City?

Can Ride-Sharing Reduce Traffic in the Mother City?

Peak hour is basically the worst time to be behind the steering wheel, especially if you’re the only one in the car. With mass production in cars and growth in new car sales causing high traffic congestion, South Africa is in desperate need of an evolution around urban mobility.

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Baby On Wheels: 6 Tips for Pregnant Drivers

Baby On Wheels: 6 Tips for Pregnant Drivers

If you’re en-route to starting a new family - pregnant that is - it’s probably time to adapt to your new life, as well as to the life inside you, by adjusting your driving.

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Drinking and Driving - Worth the Risk?

Drinking and Driving - Worth the Risk?

The long weekend is coming up and you’re planning to drive towards your long-awaited good time away from the reality of work, with friends and a few bottles.

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Strap on your Road Safety Seat Belt and WIN with CarZar!

Strap on your Road Safety Seat Belt and WIN with CarZar!

CarZar.co.za has partnered up with arrivealive.co.za in order to promote and encourage road safety in South Africa. We also have an amazing prize up for grabs!

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#ZARyoursafety Competition Terms & Conditions

#ZARyoursafety Competition Terms & Conditions

Before entering CarZar's #ZARyoursafety competition, ensure that you first read and understand the competition Terms and Conditions below.

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The Value of Seat Belts to Road Safety

The Value of Seat Belts to Road Safety

The simple use of a seat belt has been globally proven to be one of the most effective measures in protecting drivers from road accident injury, in the event of a vehicle collision.

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Value your Road Safety with an Advanced Driving Course

Value your Road Safety with an Advanced Driving Course

“The best safety device you can install in a vehicle is a trained driver,”

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Stop. Look. Cross. | Child Road Safety

Stop. Look. Cross. | Child Road Safety

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of road injury within South Africa, especially where pedestrians are concerned. South African road traffic statistics show that more than 450 kids are injured on a daily basis, due to road accidents. With road fatality statistics including over 4,800 of pedestrians, more than 200 were kids. Adopting the correct behavior for road safety from an early age is therefore an important part of a child’s ‘coming of age’ as a road user.

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Why Auto-Safety Kits are Vital for Road Safety

Why Auto-Safety Kits are Vital for Road Safety

Emergencies are always unanticipated. Road users only realise the importance of a vehicle safety kit once it’s too late.

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#ZARyoursafety this Easter Holiday

#ZARyoursafety this Easter Holiday

Too often, reckless drivers have the perception that nothing will happen to them on the road. But, it only takes one other reckless driver to cause complete road pandemonium.

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Easter Road Death Tolls | #ZARyoursafety

Easter Road Death Tolls | #ZARyoursafety

Cape Town - Annually, schools enter their holiday period while families plan holidays to celebrate the religious Easter weekend. But, statistics are showing high rates of carnage, caused by accidents on South African roads.

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How To Claim from the Road Accident Fund

How To Claim from the Road Accident Fund

The creation of public road transportation has played a vital role in contributing to the growth of Modern South Africa. However, the country’s economic growth has led to high statistics of road accidents; not only involving motor vehicles but also pedestrians. But, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has provided a safety net for situations like these.

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Barcelona's 2019 Plan to Ban Old Cars

Barcelona's 2019 Plan to Ban Old Cars

Air pollution has and will always be a top concern for eco-environmentalists. As ‘green’ enthusiasts take a stand towards the issue of toxic contributions to the Earth’s atmosphere, countries such as Barcelona are delving into the automotive industry’s carbon release into the environment.

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Diesel to be Scrapped in Britain

Diesel to be Scrapped in Britain

Britain’s diesel industry is rolling downhill with talks of a diesel scrappage scheme.

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Fear of Autonomous Cars Escalates

Fear of Autonomous Cars Escalates

Having a car doing the driving, sounds like an utopian world for most motor vehicle drivers. But when really digging deep into the idea of autonomous cars, the first thing that comes to mind is, “what if there’s a system failure?”

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Ford Kuga and EcoSport Not So 'Smart'

Ford Kuga and EcoSport Not So 'Smart'

It all started with ‘a weird noise in the engine’.

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Mercedes Recalls Fire-Risk Engines

Mercedes Recalls Fire-Risk Engines

It seems like Ford Kuga and Ford EcoSport, are not the only cars making its way back to the assembly hole.

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South Africa 2017 Resolutions for New Driving Regulations

South Africa 2017 Resolutions for New Driving Regulations

Careless and dangerous driving is increasing rapidly in South Africa…

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South African Fuel Plant Prioritises Green Cars

South African Fuel Plant Prioritises Green Cars

Demands for eco-friendly, clean energy vehicles are increasing due to the South African economy’s extreme pollutive state causing droughts. South Africa’s fuel industry has therefore placed environmentalist movements’ ‘green economy’ demands, for a sustainable environment, on its list of top priorities.

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#8 Traffic Violations you may not know of

#8 Traffic Violations you may not know of

South Africa’s Department of Transportation are taking major lengths to eliminate treacherous driving.

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10 Most Common Traffic Violations

10 Most Common Traffic Violations

Speeding camera statistics have illustrated an increase in road traffic violations.

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All you Need to Know about Kids and Car Seats

All you Need to Know about Kids and Car Seats

More often, children have been seen not buckled in their seats, standing during the road trip and sitting between a car’s front seats - all of which breaks the road legislation. However, children are careless and are too young to take responsibility for their legal actions. But the driver of vehicle can and should.

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K53 Road and Traffic Sign Rules

K53 Road and Traffic Sign Rules

Knowing your K53 road and traffic sign rules is an important part of maintaining road safety for yourself, as well as for other drivers.

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Know your Rights in a Hit-and-Run Collision

Know your Rights in a Hit-and-Run Collision

A 'hit-and-run' is a situation in which an accident occurs, however the driver intentionally leave the scene without supplying the victim without their contact information. For example:

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Rights and Obligations when Stopped by a Traffic Officer

Rights and Obligations when Stopped by a Traffic Officer

Traffic officers have the right to stop car drivers at any time, as long as they are wearing the uniform. Here, you are obliged to provide all requested details.

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Rules and obligations of Pedestrians

Rules and obligations of Pedestrians

Motor vehicles are not the only cause of road traffic accident. Sometimes, pedestrians have their part to play as well.

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What are your Rights when in a Car Accident?

What are your Rights when in a Car Accident?

Car accidents have become one of South Africa’s most common causes of road injury and road death - just because you did not yield when you were supposed to.

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