Traffic, Accidents & Road Safety

Arrive Alive Website

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This comprehensive site contains detailed information on road safety, including information on various safety hazards such as the condition of your vehicle and drunken driving. There is also information on how to respond in an emergency, and a discussion forum.

Building better roads

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The Department of Transport and Public Works builds, repairs and upgrades Western Cape provincial roads. It aims to promote positive socio-economic outcomes and safe, empowered and connected communities with its infrastructure. Below are major road projects currently underway. Recently completed projects are also featured.

Gene Louw Traffic College Photos

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Get Your Car Checked for Free Before You Head off on Holiday

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These vehicle testing stations have kindly offered free vehicle safety checks for your car from 5 until 15 December 2009.

Getting a copy of an accident report

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If you're in an accident, you need to report this to the police, who will complete an accident report. If in future you need to get hold of the accident details or a copy of the Accident Report, you should find out whether the accident report is kept at: The South African Police Services (SAPS). The local authority. The provincial Department of Transport and Public Works.

Road Accident Fund Website

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This site contains information and advice on claiming from the RAF. You can also download claims forms and check the status of your claim.

Road Safety Facts

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This publication touches on some of the basic aspects of road safety, including speeding, drunken driving and road rage.

Speeding Fines for Light Motor Vehicles

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Traffic officers and departments refer to a standardised table of speeding fines, determined by a magistrate, when deciding how much a speeding fine should be.

Traffic Fines: Frequently Asked Questions

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Each municipality handles traffic fines in its jurisdiction. It is your right to view speed-camera photos and contest in writing any traffic fine you may receive.

Traffic Law Offence Code - February 2014

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11 June 2014Transport Management (Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

Traffic Management

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The programme aims to increase road safety in the province by providing traffic law enforcement services, facilitating road safety education, communication, awareness and providing training and development opportunities to all traffic policing officials and other law enforcement officials.

Traffic Offence Code Book

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Traffic fines in the Western Cape increased on 1 August 2014. You can see the full list of traffic fines in Traffic Law Enforcement's Offence Code Book.

Weighbridges - making our roads safer

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What is a weighbridge? A weighbridge is used to weigh entire rail or road vehicles and their contents. The load carried by the vehicle is calculated by weighing the vehicle both empty and loaded.

What to Do at an Accident Scene

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A step-by-step process on what to do if you are in a vehicle accident.