Dashcam footage shows a barefoot woman standing in the middle of the N1 South in Tshwane after her vehicle’s tyres were spiked late on Sunday morning.
The South African Police Service is out in full force, so it is a good time to discuss your rights if you’re pulled over at a roadblock.
It’s not easy to convince people that they should adhere to rules put in place for their own safety. Sometimes, you have to call in the Vikings.
A self-professed road safety campaigner from New Zealand became a phallic artist in a campaign to get his local council to fix the area’s potholes.
The country’s new demerit system is here, so it’s probably a good idea to take note of what you’ll be up against on the roads.
With cyclists constantly riding in fear of being clipped by a motorist, this woman reckons her safety tip could be a game-changer.
The new Evidential Breathalyser Alcohol Test will make it easier to identify drunk drivers, who could then face up to a week in jail pending a bail hearing.
Spare a thought for this poor truck driver, who reacted in a truly South African way to almost being run off the road.
There was a 6% decrease in overall fatalities this past festive season, and it has a lot to do with the new smart tech that traffic officers are using in the Western Cape.
It was another deadly festive season on South Africa’s roads, but there’s nothing shocking on that front. Do a little comparison, though, and the scale of the problem becomes clearer.
Sometimes the adverts we remember are those that shock us the most, which is why this latest campaign in Canada is pretty genius.
Surely removing the human element from driving makes the roads safer, right? Perhaps we might want to look a little deeper before making those assumptions.
Arnold Schwarzenegger got into a bit of trouble in Aus – seems he was testing out just how invincible he is, even without his terminator outfit.
Very scary stats and numbers have been announced about child pedestrian deaths in the Western Cape. Look after your kids, everyone.
It’s lovely to feel the wind in your hair, and just hear the roar of the bikes engine. And it’s lovely to roll down your car windows and turn the music louder. But, as lovely as this all is, remember to stay aware of your surroundings and happenings…
Being visible to motorists as a pedestrian is an incredibly important concern missing in South Africa, which has resulted in a high number of road accidents.
Probably one of the most famous pictures and album covers of The Beatles has been used to cut down about 20% of road deaths in Calcutta.
The clampdown on drunken driving is in full swing, and the provincial traffic department is currently in negotiations with the police to initiate on-the-spot blood testing at roadblocks. This will provide solid and immediate evidence for prosecution.
An SA Roadlink bus has overturned just outside of Bloemfontein, killing five people and leaving another 25 seriously injured. The bus itself was less than a week old, and had two drivers on board. It was travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Many of us are still really, really naughty about making phone calls and texting while driving. This despite the obviously dangerous distraction of cellphone usage behind the wheel. New reports show there has been a spike in the number of cellphone-related road accidents in South Africa recently – surprising, given how vigorously authorities are trying to clamp down on dangerous driving.
It’s that time of the year again – the Easter silly season, when people risk their lives driving like lunatics on our national roads. To counter the madness, the Western Cape government has announced it will be setting up roadblocks where you and I least expect them, as part of a grand plan which aims to see zero road deaths in the province over the Easter period.
Minister of Transport, S’bu Ndebele, watched his 24-year-old son tragically slip from a coma into death following a road accident during the treacherous Easter driving period. That was 18 years ago, but Ndebele still feels the pain of losing his son, Nhlakanipho. He is now calling for those who cause death on the roads to face murder charges.
Do you remember the accident at the end of last year, in which teenager Thomas Ferreira was knocked off his motorcycle by a blue-light vehicle? The car allegedly jumped a red traffic light in its terrible rush to get its VIP occupant somewhere. In an intriguing comment this week, the politician who was being transported in the car involved has stated unequivocally that the accident should not be politicised.
You might think you’ve seen some nasty old relics cruising the nation’s roads, but you haven’t seen anything quite like this! Kimberley traffic officials impounded this 1976 Toyota Hilux bakkie earlier in the week. Except, its owners have made some… er, modifications over the years. Check out the photo gallery after the jump!
South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has reported that approximately 39 people were killed on South Africa’s roads between December 1 – 31, 2011, and it’s not over yet as the holiday season draws to a close this week.
Driving over the holiday season can be hairy at the best of times, but imagine what it’s like for parents who cannot afford to transport their families safely. Road safety organisation Drive More Safely has launched a new children’s campaign which calls for donation of old car seats which can be used to help more families transport their kids safely.
We’ve been told that the government is not messing around when it comes to enforcing road traffic laws, including those relating to drinking and driving. Now new stats reveal the local authorities really do seem intent on following through with their warnings to motorists. Since September last year, more than 20 000 drunk drivers have been arrested. Not funny in the slightest.