Support services on the N3 such as those rendered by Community Medical Services, BMW Road Service and Angels in Motion are wonderful initiatives which have proven highly successful in times of emergencies. Here Philip Hull of Community Medical Services attends to an accident victim on Van Reenens Pass.
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Crashes down on N3 but ‘you’ are still the problem

The total number of crashes on the N3 Toll Route decreased by 3,4% from 2013 to 2014 but negligent driving, general carelessness and high risk driver behavior continue to contribute to crash statistics along this route. According to N3 Toll

It was a busy period for ER24 and other emergency services over the past Festive Season. These paramedics tried to bring a bit of cheer to the many accident victims they treated by wearing their Christmas hats. It’s all about the ‘Golden Hour’ when saving lives and hoax calls do not help.
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SCNext and SAPICS representatives at the signing ceremony which formalised the partnership between SCNext and SAPICS. This is good news in finding a way forward to addressing the skills shortage facing the entire supply chain industry.
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Who can you trust nowdays?
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Now here's a close one. M1 south
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Came up behind this truck on the N1 near Beyers Naude offramp hauling bales of plastic bottles - obviously for recycling. Saw paper etc flying off and then some plastic bottles. One of them hit my windscreen. I put foot and pulled him over. Told him he needs to put a net or tarp or some cover over the load. He was a Chinese guy and kept nodding and smiling at me saying 'oooh'. It suddenly "Do you understand what I am saying. Do you speak English? 'Oooh' he answered. He hadn't had a clue what I was talking about. I went to my car to get my notepad and drew a diagram of a net and how he must put it over the load. He then understood and broke into a big smile. 'OOOOOH' he said. Eeeish.
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