Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

SA karters off to planet's top champs

Nine South African karters will head to Spain in late November 2014 for the most competitive Karting championship on the planet... with them well!

SA driver's R300 'elbow' fine

2013-01-17 13:52

LEGITIMATE SANCTION: According to the Road Traffic Act of 1996, traffic police are with thier rights to fine driver with parts of their bodies, elbows included, protruding from their vehicles.

BLOEMFONTEIN - A University of the Free State lecturer has been fined R300 for resting his elbow on the windowsill of his bakkie while driving on the N1 highway near Bloemfontein.

Volksblad reports that Antonie Pool (33), was pulled over and fined for having his arm out of the open window the vehicle.

Pool said two officers inspected his bakkie for faults but found nothing wrong.

BREAKING THE LAW

He said: "After their inspection yielded nothing, one of the officers said he was going to fine me for having my arm out of the car. I tried to explain that it was hot and I had no air-conditioning, but he didn’t want to know.

"His colleague asked him if he was really going to write the ticket."

A spokesperson for the transport department explained that the officers had acted within the law, as the Road Traffic Act of 1996 states that "no body part of a driver or passenger may protrude from a vehicle".

Email us and we'll publish your thoughts or use the Readers' Comments section below...

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    bloemfointein

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
17 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Infiniti Q50 turbo joins growing SA range

Four months have slipped by since the Infiniti Q50 supersedan was launched in KZN for South African buyers. What might be called the baby of the family has now arrived: the Q50 2.0 turbopetrol.

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