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No-Overtaking And No-Crossing Road Markings | K53 Blog

Posted by on 24 Feb 2014 in K53 Road Signs | Comments Off on No-Overtaking And No-Crossing Road Markings | K53 Blog

The difference between a single solid white line and a solid white double-line running in the middle of a two-way road is confusing for some people. Here are the meanings of these two important regulatory road surface markings. The black pointers in the images are to indicate the direction of travel, for clarification purposes. They do not actually appear on the road surface.   Painted down the middle of a two-way road No overtaking line – (on your side of, or in lieu of, a white dividing broken line – see below). Do not...

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Start Studying Early Enough To Pass First Time | K53 Blog

Posted by on 31 Oct 2013 in K53 Driving Licence Test, K53 Learner's Licence Test | Comments Off on Start Studying Early Enough To Pass First Time | K53 Blog

To increase your likelihood of passing the Learner’s Licence test first time, be sure to start studying early enough — several weeks before you are scheduled to write the test. To do this, you will obviously need to have bought the required study material in time too (manual/s or CD as recommended on this website). Don’t leave this part to the last minute either, as there may be some hitch in getting the material (e.g. your nearest bookshop may be temporarily out of stock, etc.). It is recommended that you click here to read...

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Pedestrian Crossing And Speed Hump Road Markings | K53 Blog

Posted by on 29 Oct 2013 in K53 Road Signs | Comments Off on Pedestrian Crossing And Speed Hump Road Markings | K53 Blog

This page explains the differences between various pedestrian crossing road markings and road signs, as well as speed hump markings and road signs, as this is an area where people often get confused. In summary: speed humps are to slow down the traffic speed; pedestrian crossings are demarcated places where pedestrians can cross the road and motorists are obliged to obey the related regulatory signs and markings rules.   Speed humps Speed hump road marking A speed hump is a hump in the road designed to slow traffic down for reasons of...

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Updated Edition – The New Official K53 Manual – October 2013 – K53 Blog

Posted by on 25 Oct 2013 in Learner' & Driver's Combo Books | Comments Off on Updated Edition – The New Official K53 Manual – October 2013 – K53 Blog

The publishers have released an updated edition of The New Official K53 Manual for all three vehicle classes – light and heavy vehicles, and motorcycles. The manual covers all the essential information for preparing for both the Learner’s Licence test and the Driving Licence test. Click on this link to look inside the...

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Is Driving Barefoot Illegal In South Africa? | K53 Blog

Posted by on 10 Oct 2013 in K53 Driving Licence Test, K53 Rules of the Road | Comments Off on Is Driving Barefoot Illegal In South Africa? | K53 Blog

Is it illegal to be driving barefoot in South Africa, or is it allowed? Several driving licence test examiners have apparently been giving applicants the instruction that they must wear shoes for their driving licence tests. What does the law say about this? That instruction is completely unfounded and not based on any rule of the road or regulation contained in the South African National Road Traffic Act.   You are allowed to drive a vehicle without wearing shoes Driving barefoot is not illegal in South Africa. In the words of the...

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Some Rules Of The Road Explained | Learner’s Licence Test

Posted by on 6 Oct 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Rules Of The Road Explained | Learner’s Licence Test

Here is an alphabetical list of some South African Rules of the Road that people have queried with me, or about which the general public may not have the latest information. More such rules will be added as time permits. Please share this info with others. Here’s the link. from Some Rules Of The Road Explained to K53 Test Info...

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How Not To Ride A Motor Scooter Or Motorcycle

Posted by on 27 Sep 2013 in K53 Road Safety | Comments Off on How Not To Ride A Motor Scooter Or Motorcycle

This is what can happen when someone rides a motor scooter or a motorcycle when they haven’t a clue what they’re doing, or they’re drunk. This guy seems to be just plain incompetent and should definitely not be let loose on a public road. To comment, please visit the K53 Test Facebook Page. from How Not To Ride A Motor Scooter Or Motorcycle to K53 Test...

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Road Crashes Video | K53 Blog

Posted by on 23 Jun 2013 in K53 Road Safety | Comments Off on Road Crashes Video | K53 Blog

This Russian video shows why the K53 Defensive Driving Standard is so necessary: because people on the roads can be just so darn stupid, or don’t think before they act, or are not alert. If everyone applied the K53 system all the time, as required, and just used plain common-sense and stayed alert, the road crash death toll would be dramatically reduced. For the full effect, click on the Full-screen icon (second from the right at the bottom of the video). Feel free to share; it might save some lives. The video can also be viewed at its...

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Driver Loses Control And Car Goes Over Cliff | K53 Blog

Posted by on 12 Jun 2013 in K53 Road Safety | Comments Off on Driver Loses Control And Car Goes Over Cliff | K53 Blog

Watch this video as the driver loses control and goes over a cliff unexpectedly. Notice how quickly and unexpectedly things can change for the worse when driving dangerously and too fast. This video was taken in the USA, hence the different road markings and left-hand drive vehicle Note too: The driver is clearly travelling too fast: he can’t even stay on his side of the solid double lines. (Being in the USA, he should be staying on the right-hand side of those yellow lines.) He is thus breaking the rules of the road in terms of speed,...

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Online Practice Tests For The SA Learner’s Licence | K53 Blog

Posted by on 3 Jun 2013 in K53 eBooks, K53 Learner's Licence Test | Comments Off on Online Practice Tests For The SA Learner’s Licence | K53 Blog

Take the learner’s licence online practice tests, with a bank of 255 test questions to work through. You can do all 255 questions up to five times to make sure you’re really ready for the official test. The publisher is offering ‘bundle’ options too, for obtaining an eBook edition of the K53 Manual of your choice – i.e. the online test plus a K53 study eManual at a discount. Click here for more details     from Online Practice Tests For The SA Learner’s Licence Blog Post to K53...

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