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AARTO Regulations Common Throughout the World

Road safety regulations have been put into place to ensure safer roads for everyone. Infringing on these laws can lead not only to collisions, but also hefty fines, increased car insurance premiums and even jail time. The South African Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) has been created to justly deal with offenders who break the rules of the road. Established in 1998, the Act takes some influence from international road law enforcement acts, while taking South Africa'

Basic Traffic Fines and Penalties Explained

South African highways and byways are dotted with speed-monitoring cameras - whether they are mobile gadgets that are used by traffic officers or fixed red-light cameras, there is little chance of escaping punishment when speeding. In light of our country's collision statistics, the use of speed-monitoring equipment has been emphasised, especially along interprovincial highways. If you are issued a fine for a traffic violation, it can often fall to the bottom of your handbag or sit in the cubby

Bizarre traffic regulations from around the world

All drivers are (or should be) aware of the rules of the road. Don't drink and drive. Red means stop, green means go. Pedestrian crossings are treated as stop streets, and speed limits must be adhered to at all times. For all of the logical traffic regulations in the world, there are quite a few truly bizarre ones too. Here are some truly unbelievable traffic regulations from around the globe: Don't eat while drinking or driving in Cyprus. Driving while under the influence of alcohol, or drink

Are these the world's worst drivers?

When it comes to driving, there are those who simply cannot get it right. Whether they have difficulty reversing out of a parking space or navigating around a gaping hole, these drivers are the type of drivers we want to avoid, as they pose a threat to the safety of other road users. We just hope that these drivers have reliable car insurance - and, just to be sure, we hope that you do too! In the event of an accident, the last thing that you want to do is scrape through your savings to mend you

Household budget hacks

With the cost of living increasing every year, and the recent increase in the prime lending rate, most households are under pressure to keep up with additional expenses. Here are some tips that will hopefully take the pressure off consumers. 1. Buy quality appliances that will last It's worth the time to do a bit of research when you buy a new appliance. A reliable, energy-efficient appliance might be bit costly at first - but it will save you money in the long run, as older appliances would n

Fast Facts About Fines

Although it would be ideal to whizz around our roads without a care in the world, traffic calming measures and road rules are there for a reason. If everyone adhered to the rules of the road, then there would be much lower instances of collisions and pedestrian-related accidents. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and statistics show us that an alarmingly high number of accidents are caused by driver (and pedestrian) disobedience of road rules. When you look at these facts, it is clear to s

Is it ever ok to drive in the emergency lane?

In South Africa, the emergency lane is often frequented by taxi drivers, disgruntled drivers looking to beat the traffic and then, rightfully, emergency vehicles. Let's take a look at why drivers (other than emergency or state vehicles) get heftily fined if they are caught travelling in the emergency lane. According to Regulation 298A of the National Road Traffic Act of South Africa¹, legally, the only time when regular drivers are allowed to drive in the emergency lane is when: Your car

These drunk driver arrests take audacity to another level

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a major offence and a decision that puts your life, as well as those around you, in grave danger. It is something that MiWay takes very seriously indeed, but, let's face it, when drunk drivers get pulled over and unconvincingly attempt to prove that they are sober (when they can barely stand up straight), it can be pretty hilarious. So, on that note, here is a list of some of the cheekiest drunk drivers. You can't help but laugh out loud at the ridiculou

A Day in the Life of a Traffic Officer

Whether you aspire to work as a traffic officer one day or simply wonder about their daily routines, traffic officers are the dedicated Samaritans that keep our roads clear of reckless drivers and un-roadworthy vehicles posing a threat to our safety. However, when it comes to driving in South Africa, you've got to be sure that your vehicle is protected with a reliable car insurance policy, just in case a manic driver gets past the authoritative eye of a traffic officer. The question remains, wh

Essential Winter Road Safety Tips

As the winter chill continues to grip most parts of the country, it's advisable that you take precautions and maintain your car. Follow these tips to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road! Lights It is very important that your car's lights are in a good working condition and that the focus of the headlights are correctly adjusted. Winter means we drive for longer in the dark, so remember to check lights and lenses on a weekly basis. Anti-Freeze Tips Your car's cooling system p

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