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  1. LazyLion

    Oil Spill Closes M1 South

    The M1 south highway was closed on Tuesday morning due to an oil spill, Johannesburg metro police said. "There is oil on the road surface on the M1 south between Booysens off-ramp and the Crown interchange," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. "The highway has been completely closed...
  2. LazyLion

    Proposed Wild Coast Toll Road plan scrapped

    The SA National Roads Agency Limited has scrapped plans to construct a toll-road on the N2 Wild Coast Highway, it emerged on Tuesday. Chairman of the provincial transport portfolio committee Mxolisi Kaunda said a decision not to construct a toll-road in Isipingo was taken at a recent...
  3. LazyLion

    Cape Town's Tolls Will be Different: SANRAL

    The proposed N1-N2 Winelands toll project in Cape Town will be different to Gauteng's e-tolling system, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Thursday. Spokesman Vusi Mona said Gauteng would have an open road tolling system with no booths on the roads, whereas Cape Town would...
  4. LazyLion

    E-Tolls Begin in Two Months

    E-tolling on Gauteng roads will begin within the next two months, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Thursday. "What we are now waiting for is the completion of the parliamentary process, half of which is already done," Sanral spokesman Vusi Mona said in a statement. "As...
  5. LazyLion

    Road Deaths Rising: AA

    Little has been done to reduce road deaths in South Africa, the Automobile Association (AA) said on Thursday. "While South Africa is a signatory of the United Nations Resolution on the Decade of Action, it is clear that little has been done to create change or prevent road deaths during the...
  6. LazyLion

    241 Die in Easter Road Accidents

    Preliminary figures indicate that at least 241 people died in road accidents over the Easter holiday, Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Monday. A total of 201 fatal crashes were recorded during the Easter break, he told reporters in Pretoria. "It is regrettable and [a] sad reality...
  7. LazyLion

    Cape Town Cyclist Killed, Another injured

    A Cape Town cyclist was killed and another injured when they were hit by a vehicle in Muizenberg, it was reported on Wednesday. Emergency medical services spokeswoman Keri Davids told the Cape Times that a man was declared dead on Prince George Drive on Tuesday and a seriously injured woman...
  8. LazyLion

    Man Caught Driving at 224 Km/h

    A 28-year-old man angered by his girlfriend was caught driving at 224km/h on the N1 near the Grasmere toll plaza on Friday, Johannesburg metro police said. "He told officers that he was angry at his girlfriend and put the foot down on the accelerator. The girlfriend was next to him in the...
  9. LazyLion

    Court Should Consider Bus Driver's Frailty

    The driver of the bus that crashed and killed 23 people in 2010 was very ill and would never be able to drive a bus again, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday. The lawyer for Sisa Nonama, 41, said during sentencing arguments that the court should take into account personal...
  10. LazyLion

    Six Killed in Eastern Cape Accident

    Six people have been killed in an accident involving a herd of cows and three vehicles, Eastern Cape police said on Friday. A Volkswagen microbus, Nissan bakkie and Ford Figo collided after one of them crashed into a cow crossing the N2 around 7.30pm on Thursday, Captain Jackson Manatha said...
  11. LazyLion

    National Assembly Approves E-Tolling Bill

    Legislation paving the way for putting e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) into practice was approved in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Introducing debate on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, Transport Minister Ben Martins said the bill was...
  12. LazyLion

    OUTA’s e-Toll court challenge will be delivered on 18 December 2012

    UPDATED: The date has now been moved forward to the 13th! http://www.outa.co.za/site/outa-legal-case-overview-and-thanks/ https://www.facebook.com/outasa OUTA has been advised by Judge Vorster’s Registrar that judgment on OUTA’s e-Toll court challenge will be delivered on 13 December 2012 at...
  13. LazyLion

    SA's deadliest road named

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/12/07/sa-s-deadliest-road-named
  14. LazyLion

    Road Upgrades Planned for Gauteng

    http://ewn.co.za/2012/11/13/Depts-plans-for-etoll-alternatives So that's their plan for the alternatives? Fix a few potholes and promote a train service that only barely covers one quarter of the city? At least he told us that driving on the new highways will be free... I'm gonna keep...
  15. LazyLion

    SANRAL can start eTolling Now. ConCourt sets aside Injunction.

    From Twitter: Constitutional Court set aside interim order preventing #eTolls from rolling out. SANRAL can start tolls pending High Court review in Nov. More here: http://businesstech.co.za/news/government/22574/court-rules-on-e-tolling/
  16. LazyLion

    'Hotspot' gantries charge up to R6.50

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/hotspot-gantries-charge-up-to-r6-50-1.1277473
  17. LazyLion

    Collecting e-toll fees 'impossible'

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/collecting-e-toll-fees-impossible-1.1268230
  18. LazyLion

    Interdict lodged against SANRAL and MEC of R&T to stop tolling system.

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/sanral https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/etolls Sweet! :D
  19. LazyLion

    Gauteng was 'warned' about flaws in the tolling system back in 2007

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Gauteng-warned-about-tolling-system-20111029
  20. LazyLion

    Confusing Signage on the N3 South before Gilooleys

    So I noticed this today when driving back to the office from a Seminar in Edenvale. It used to be there were only two inner lanes of the highway heading straight South on the N3, the other 3 lanes split to the East. But now, they have changed that and there are three lanes heading south and...
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