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EFFECT OF INTERNATIONAL LOWERING OF SPEED LIMITS

In Sweden, Great Britain, Finland and other European countries road fatalities were reduced by lowering the speed limits. The lower speed limits reduced the severity of crashes as well as their number.

Currently 40% of South African drivers exceed the 120km/h speed limit, 80% the 100km/h limit and 90% the 60km/h limit.

  • Information provided by Road Accident Fund

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How To Become a Traffic Trainee

How To Become a Traffic Trainee

Traffic enforcement is one of the most important requirements to enhance road safety. For this, it is also important to have many dedicated and well-trained traffic officers. But how do I become a traffic trainee? The RTMC has sent an e-mail to all provincial head offices of traffic and to the

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The Online Vehicle Retail Market and Safely Selling Vehicles Online

The Online Vehicle Retail Market and Safely Selling Vehicles Online

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Repudiation of Car Insurance Claims and Crash Investigation

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Golf Carts and Road Safety / Golf Course Safety

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Pedestrian Safety Manual and Advice

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Overloading and Road Safety

Overloading and Road Safety

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