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SARF calls for immediate action against lawless driving

2017-01-19 11:06
Just one of the crashes in which people died over this past festive season. In this one, three people, including two minors were declared dead on the scene. A total of 1 714 people were killed on South Africa's roads during the festive season.

South Africa’s staggering road crash and fatality statistics demand immediate action to curb the devastating impact on our people and the local economy. This is according to the South African Road Federation (SARF), in response to the Department of Transport’s


No cheer on the roads over the Festive Season

2017-01-19 10:54
Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters, flanked on the left by her deputy, Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga and on the right by RTMC chairman Zola Majavu, made a pertinent comment from her heart at the conference which sort of tells of the tragedy over this past season: “As we gather here today, there is a mother in a village who is staring blankly at the picture of a daughter or a son she was expecting to come home for Christmas. This was supposed to have been a celebratory reunion, but sadly was not to be. Her hopes had been high until she received the news that her beloved had died in a car crash on their way home. Since that eventful moment, the life of the family has changed for the worst and life will never be the same again. On the other hand, somewhere in a prison cell, a young man is sitting with his head buried in his hands as he contemplates the damage that his reckless, irresponsible and selfish bravado has caused. As his young daughter dons her school uniform for the first time in her life and begins her first day at school, he will be standing in the dock facing a magistrate and pleading for his freedom.”

The following facts and statistics were issued by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, at a press conference held earlier this month detailing the preliminary accident and fatalities for the 2016/17 festive season road accidents. A total of 1 714


Ctrack beats the hijackers

2015-12-14 10:01
Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack’s Fleet Management Solutions division, says that considering that criminals are investing in technology such as jamming devices to commit crime, it is critically important that South Africans consider their ‘visibility’ status.

Three cheers to Ctrack, the telematics specialist, for recently pouncing on a number of criminals who used signal jamming – an increasingly popular form of preventing a telematics unit from broadcasting its position to the service provider – to hijack


TRAC N4 going all out to keep road users safe

2015-12-14 09:58
TRAC is going all out to ensure the safety of all road users over this Festive Season but as this sign on the back of a tear-drop curtainsider trailer hauled by a Freightliner Argosy says: “Safety is your responsibility”.

Traffic on the N4 Toll Route will increase dramatically in December and January and as concessionaires of this road, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) has been hard at work preparing to accommodate this escalation. December is traditionally one of the busiest


Growth recovery continues for SA truck market

2015-12-14 09:54
When compared to November 2014, the biggest recovery was in the Extra Heavy segment at 23.6% to reach a total of 1 245 sales.

The strong recovery in the South African commercial vehicle market continued for the fourth consecutive month, registering an 8.9% year-on-year growth for November to reach 2 976 units. This is according to the latest combined results released by the National Association


Urgent action needed to address road safety says AA

2015-12-03 09:33
19 people died and four were injured in this one accident which occurred last weekend near Westonaria when a taxi lost control, hit into a truck and overturned. The AA says crashes and deaths on our roads are too common and believes more can be done to improve the situation. FleetWatch agrees with this sentiment.

Last weekend, South Africans again experienced another disastrous time on the country’s roads with one incident alone claiming the lives of 19 people in Westonaria in Gauteng. The human cost of these crashes is immeasurable and requires urgent action. “It