--
 
How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Driver’s carpool furore

2013-01-07 15:33

LEGAL LOOPHOLE:Jonathan Frieman is set to challenge a traffic fine he recieved for driving alone in a car-pool lane. Does he have a good defence or is he clutching at straws?

CALIFORNIA, USA - A driver’s sneak into the carpool lane could spell the end of viewing corporations as "people" or at least that’s the hope of one California driver.

Jonathan Frieman was heading south on Highway 101 through Novato on October 2012 when he was cited for violating California vehicle code 21655.5, which prohibits drivers from entering unauthorised vehicle lanes.

Frieman was the only occupant at the time and was handed a R4000 fine.

CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE TOO?

He plans to contest it in court in January 2013 arguing that he had corporate papers in his car which he claims state law should view as persons.

According to a press release from Kathleen Russell Consulting, the firm handling publicity for Frieman’s quest for justice, state vehicle code 470’s definition of a person includes “natural persons and corporations.”

Under the code, he technically had passengers in his vehicle.

Frieman commented: "Corporations are imaginary entities, and we've let them run wild. Their original intent 200 years ago at the dawn of our nation was to serve human beings. So I'm wresting back that power by making their personhood serve me."





NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Inside Wheels24

WATCH: Joburg traffic cop corruption caught on dashcam?

A motorist has allegedly captured JMPD traffic officer corruption via his dashcam. The driver? Tony Beamish, senior journalist from Carte Blanche. Watch his clips and decide for yourself.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.