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Legal Liability At Bike Parks

Legal Liability At Bike Parks

5 June 2019 – By Devan Baird (Candidate Attorney at Gert Nel Incorporated) Bike parks are the location for both novice and experienced cyclists alike. But how does legal liability revolve around those who use the parks and those that own them? The simple answer it seems is that legal liability on the part of […]

Is a bicycle a vehicle

Does a bicycle classify as a vehicle in terms of the RAF act?

14 May 2019 – By Reinhardt Nel & Taylor Burls (Candidate Attorneys at Gert Nel Incorporated) In terms of the section 17(1) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996, as amended, the Fund or its agents shall be liable for a claim of compensation under this section from any accident arising as a […]

Cyclist pothole

Cyclist hits pothole, now what?

6 May 2019 – By Taylor Burls & Reinhardt Nel (Candidate Attorneys at Gert Nel Incorporated) With South African roads in such a bad state, many cyclists may wonder, do I have a claim for any damages I suffer should I get injured from driving into a pothole? The short answer is yes, as many […]

Protecting cyclists

Protecting Cyclists on South African Roads

2 May 2019 – By Bronwin Human & Rainier Rademan According to the National Traffic Act 93 of 1996 (‘the Act’) cyclists are free to ride on any road except freeways or those roads which specifically prohibit cycling.[1] Unfortunately, road accidents involving cyclists occur all too frequently, and the latest Arrive Alive statistics indicate that […]