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About MVO/VTH admin

Director of MVO Consultants and VTH Consultants, specializing in all Liability Claims, Loss of Income and the investigation of merits.

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Case Law: Stationary vehicle in opening of a Median Strip.

The Median Strip is also known as a Central Reservation Area or Road Island…. the strip that separates two opposing lanes of traffic. The strip itself varies from road to road. It can be a walkable wide pavement, painted lines, … Continue reading

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Case Law: Traffic Circles:

Legal principles of a Traffic Circle:   Always travel clockwise around a traffic circle, X must give right of way to traffic who approach from his right hand side in the traffic circle, except if a police officer give other instructions … Continue reading

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Case Law: Stop Signs

Case study: X has the right of way and entered and entered an intersection and Y collided with his left hand side. Y drove over a stop street. On the same facts, X collided with the right hand side of … Continue reading

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Case Law: Actio De Ferris

The ‘actio de ferris’ rule originated during the time of the Roman Republic when wild or dangerous animals were brought into a public place where it was prohibited to do so. The motive of this action was based on ownership … Continue reading

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Case Law: Traffic Light Intersections (5)

Robot controlled intersections. Continuing on our Series of Case Studies setting out the different scenarios in Motor Vehicle Accidents backed by Case Law… State vs Smuts 1984 (4) SA 416 (TPD)     Facts: Y approached the intersection with the traffic lights … Continue reading

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Case Law: T- Junction

More in our Series of Case Studies setting out the different scenarios in Motor Vehicle Accidents backed by Case Law… Case study: X approached a T-junction. He noticed vehicle Y approaching on his right hand side. X misjudged the speed of … Continue reading

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Are the fairer sex better drivers?

In a previous post I wrote that men have a higher chance of dying in a car accident that women because of the risks they take. South African Insurance data from between April 2015 and 2017 indicates that men have … Continue reading

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Case Law: Traffic Light Intersections (4)

Robot controlled intersections. More on our Series of Case Studies setting out the different scenarios in Motor Vehicle Accidents backed by Case Law… AA vs Mantji 1980 (1) SA 655 (A) Facts: X was driving his motorcycle and drove over a … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about road accidents

Worldwide, male drivers have a higher risk of dying in a car accident than women due to their inclination to speed more, drink more and take more risk. Most car accidents occur within 5 km of a person’s home. In … Continue reading

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