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Hot cross buns can fool South African breathalysers into thinking you’re drunk

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) allayed fears that a hot cross bun could land you in jail for drunk driving after a video of a breathalyser test showed a startling result after an officer ate one of the Easter buns in a test.  “The Corporation would like to assure members of the public that […]

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12 arrested for cheating with vehicle roadworthy documents

Government says fraud at vehicle testing and licensing centres are a top priority, as 12 more arrests are made as part of the drive to clamp down on motorists with dodgy papers. Five officials have been arrested in Lephalale, Limpopo, on charges of fraud and corruption relating to the irregular issuing of roadworthy certificates. Three […]

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South Africa launches new drunk driving system ahead of Easter

The minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, launched the 2019 Easter road safety campaign on Monday (8 April) at an event in KwaZulu-Natal. As part of the launch, Nzimande demonstrated the new Evidential Breathalyser Alcohol Test (EBAT) system which will begin being implemented on the country’s roads. First launched by the Western Cape in 2016, the […]

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Watch: Joburg police officers to wear red and blue body lights

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has introduced ‘body lights’ which closely resemble the sirens attached to emergency vehicles. In a presentation on Wednesday (27 March), the department said that the lights will ensure visibility for officers and will prevent them from being a casualty at the hand of reckless drivers. The lights will be […]

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Taxi driver arrested for overloading

The National Traffic Police (NTP) attached to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Sunday arrested a cross border taxi driver for transporting 26 passengers in a 16 seater. In a statement issued on Sunday, the RTMC said the driver was arrested on the N4 during a stop and check operation. Upon further investigation, the […]