Category:Hard Shoulder

August 4, 2011

Charting a way forward

It is internationally recognised that cities and municipal governments are key drivers for building resilience, facilitating social cohesion, mitigating and adapting to climate change...

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July 4, 2011

Just a breath away

The fight against drinking and driving has been thrown further into disarray by a recent decision by the National Prosecuting Authority to provisionally withdraw...

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June 4, 2011

We’ve been there before!

Energy minister Dipuo Peters recently called for an investigation into the possibility of reducing speed limits as one of the ways of improving fuel...

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May 4, 2011

Enter the AARTO nightmare …

Judging by what prospective clients are saying to us during meetings, the implementation of AARTO is going to be a nightmare for companies.

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April 4, 2011

A catalogue of blunders …

In the last nine months, the Department of Transport has had to withdraw at least four pieces of legislation of which I’m aware (and...

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March 4, 2011

Licenced to kill: cost cutting could be lethal

Having watched from the sidelines during “truck stop” initiatives aimed at training traffic officers to better identify defects on heavy vehicles, one question keeps...

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February 4, 2011

Self insurance or external insurance – which route to go?

ROB HANDFIELD-JONES ran some numbers out of curiosity a while back and was quite interested in the results – the cost-effectiveness of self-insuring your...

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December 4, 2010

Traffic laws going somewhere slowly

Rob Handfield-JONES explains his bewilderment at the misguided protestations of drivers arrested for moving violations at low speeds – it is more than the...

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November 4, 2010

Shed those delusions of immortality!

Both pedestrians and drivers need to overcome delusions of immortality to become pragmatic and safe road-users. A little common sense may also need to...

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October 4, 2010

Drivers must create road safety

One of the most striking features of South Africa’s road system is the abundance of traffic signals and signs that require compliance for their...

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