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Speed as a Contributory Factor to Road Traffic Crashes

Speed as a Contributory Factor to Road Traffic Crashes

Introduction Since the invention of the motor vehicle over a century ago, it is estimated that about 30 million people have been killed in road crashes worldwide. The first road crash recorded in South Africa happened in the evening on 1 October 1903 in Maitland, Cape Town. The driver of the vehicle

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Hijack Prevention Guidelines

Hijack Prevention Guidelines

Introduction: It has become increasingly difficult to steal motor vehicles, with all the anti-theft devices, such as immobilisers, gear-locks, etc. These steps have resulted in a dramatic increase in vehicle hijackings. The hijacker has the element of surprise and this is a concern. The increasing

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Road Safety for Women Driving Alone

Road Safety for Women Driving Alone

Introduction Women are regarded in the insurance industry as ‘’safer” drivers and less likely to be in a road accident. Even though all motorists need to be alert and cautious, female drivers, unfortunately, have to be even more vigilant in order to avoid falling prey to criminal

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Highway Heroes and Road Safety

Highway Heroes and Road Safety

It is near impossible to imagine a world without trucks. The trucking industry keeps our economy on the move with our truck drivers navigating their large vehicles, sharing roads with an often less responsible motoring public. On the Arrive Alive website, we emphasize the importance for all road users

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Clear Vision

Clear Vision

Introduction The ability of the driver to have good vision is an important part of driver fitness. The SA Optometric Association provides insight pertaining to the requirement of clear vision on the web site www.saoa.co.za Visual acuity This is the ability to judge space and relative distance

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Shatterprufe and Road Safety

Shatterprufe and Road Safety

In South Africa, most locally manufactured vehicles are fitted with an OE windscreen. The legislation also states that vehicle repairs should return the vehicle to its original state. Shatterprufe windscreens exceed SABS standards and are manufactured according to OE specification. Shatterprufe also

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