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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 conditions, and creating jobs, writes REHANA MOOSAJEE, Johannesburg MMC for Transport.

 

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 all drinking and driving cases that rely on evidence generated from Dräger ‘evidentiary quality’ breathalysers.

 

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 efficiency and cutting motoring costs.

 

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.

   

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 admit that a fifth is unenforceable), and in every case it’s been because they didn’t solicit or take heed of the views of those who were most likely to be affected.

 

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 nagging at me: how is it that this random selection of vehicles pulled off by the traffic police and sent over the inspection pits during these events is in such generally poor mechanical shape?

 

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 fleet is a vexing one

   
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