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The AA’s view on the upcoming eToll court hearing
It is a frightening fact that in an average year, at least 40% of all fatalities and injuries come from the vulnerable road user group. These include pedestrians, cyclists and motor-cyclists
According to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA), a petrol price decrease is likely to be on the cards at the beginning of September, although the prices of diesel and illuminating paraffin seem to have remained fairly stable.
The recall on 7 August of the acting CEO of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) by the Department of Transport has successfully pushed this ailing agency into the much needed spotlight.
Learn about the right process to obtain your learner's licence, driver's licence and vehicle licence
Half of all driving licences issued between 1998 and 2003 were invalid. That was the conclusion of Willie Hofmeyr, the past head of the Special Investigations Unit. The SIU spent years poking around in dusty file rooms of municipal testing stations trying to uncover the truth behind licensing fraud and corruption in South Africa, and what they found wasn't pretty.
By Caryl Kolk (Fleishman-Hillard)
The AA condemns the waste of money spent by SANRAL's on advertising eTolling. SANRAL spent R85 million over the 2011/2012 period on advertising eTolls.
Roadworthiness is a hot potato in South African road safety and the problem starts with the numbers.
Body area Following OUTA’s call last week to society for help in raising R1 million to get its case to the Supreme Court of Appeal in September 25th, “Just five days later we are able to announce that over R1.35 million was raised from the public, plus a further R1 million contribution on Friday from the DA” said Wayne Duvenage, OUTA’s chairperson.
Earlier today Kapsch TraffiCom, the Austrian company operating South Africa’s eTolling system, announced that additional annual revenue of €50 million will be coming from the pockets of Gauteng’s drivers. The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) was stunned by this latest revelation.
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