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Drinking After An Accident

It is an offence for any driver who is involved in an accident to drink alcohol or take a narcotic drug, except when these are ordered or administered by a medical practitioner, until he or she has reported the accident to a traffic or police officer and, if so required by that officer, has been medically examined.

 

Any person who fails to comply may be fined up to R4000 or imprisoned for up to one year, or both.

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Road Safety Tips 24/7

Road Safety Tips 24/7

The Arrive Alive Road Safety website would like to share Road Safety Suggestions not only for the Festive Season and Easter - but for every day and all hours of the day! Planning the Journey / Rules of the Road Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver's licence with you. Plan

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Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Introduction At some stage, all drivers are challenged by bad weather conditions. Many unfortunately underestimate the adjustments needed in driving technique. Researchers and statisticians in the U.S. found that 24% of all crashes occur during adverse weather conditions, including ice, snow, and

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Rollover Crashes, Crash Reconstruction and Safer Driving

Rollover Crashes, Crash Reconstruction and Safer Driving

On the Arrive Alive website, we share crash reports received from various medical emergency response services across South Africa. During the past Festive season, we received several reports stating that there was a vehicle “rollover” or that the vehicle “overturned”. Vehicle

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Defensive Driving and Making Roads Safer

Defensive Driving and Making Roads Safer

The biggest cause of road crashes in South Africa is driver error. It is generally accepted that 85-90% of road crashes can be attributed to driver error. This includes not only the honest mistake or error in judgement but also driver recklessness, driver inattention and many other factors. It

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Night Driving and Road Safety

Night Driving and Road Safety

Introduction Road authorities agree that night driving presents unique challenges, increased risks and numerous deaths and injuries. It is estimated by the National Safety Council in the U.S. that traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Many drivers believe that

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Safety from Fire at our Homes

Safety from Fire at our Homes

Emergency personnel have to respond to fires at homes and informal settlements across South Africa. In the bitterly cold winter weather the risk of injury from fire significantly increases. We received safety information from both ER24 and the KZN Emergency services on how to protect ourselves from these

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