Safety

Mercedes-Benz SA aim to produce trained, trusted and tested drivers through driver training from Daimler Trucks & Buses

Mercedes-Benz SA aim to produce trained, trusted and tested drivers through driver training from Daimler Trucks & Buses

South Africa’s Department of Transport will once again embark on its annual Transport Month campaign, kicking off on the first of October. The initiative is used to raise awareness on the importance of transport to the local economy, including the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable […]

Road safety first at Brake & Tyre Watch training day

Road safety first at Brake & Tyre Watch training day

A large group of provincial traffic officers took part in a two-day Brake & Tyre Watch training day at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell on 10 and 11 August 2016. Staff members working in the Transport and Administration and Licensing directorate of the Department of Transport and Public […]

Truck mechanic killed in freak accident

Truck mechanic killed in freak accident

A mechanic in his twenties has been killed whilst working on a truck in Vialls Place, Clare Estate Durban around 11:30am today. Rescue Care and EMRS Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the man still entrapped under the truck. The man had been working on the truck when the […]

RTMC commends Mpumalanga for impounding un-roadworthy trucks

RTMC commends Mpumalanga for impounding un-roadworthy trucks

Gauteng-: The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has commended the Mpumalanga provincial government for impounding four un-roadworthy heavy motor vehicles in Malelane. The vehicles and their trailers had numerous defects including worn out tyres with exposed wires, expired licence discs and cracked windscreens. Authorities also discovered that one of the […]

13 Injured when loose truck tyre comes off and collides with minibus taxi, Centurion

13 Injured when loose truck tyre comes off and collides with minibus taxi, Centurion

In the early hours of this morning EMER-G-MED’s M05, V02, A07 and A08 were dispatched to reports of a mass casualty incident on the corners of Old Johannesburg Road and Lenchen Road, in Centurion. It’s believed that a truck’s tyre came off and collided with the taxi, leaving the taxi […]

Be extra cautious during winter when driving at night!

Be extra cautious during winter when driving at night!

Winter driving brings many challenges, one of which is that drivers spend more time driving in the dark. This creates a totally different set of challenges as one’s “risk” increases dramatically. Some of these are physical, while others are security issues. After the sun goes down, a driver’s depth perception, […]