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MasterDriver turns sights on delivery bikers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Delivery-bike crashes are common in South Africa, worsened by the CoVid19 demand for two-wheelers to carry everything from food to medication to people’s homes. How to prevent more crashes? Eugene Herbert, MD of MasterDrive, says the ease of being issued with a motorcycle licence poses a challenge. “All that stands between… Continue reading MasterDriver turns sights on delivery bikers

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MasterDrive: There’s a psychological effect of Covid on drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The rise of Covid-19 and measures to slow its spread have created new working conditions for many in South African which, for some, has meant isolation and, for some, affected psychological well-being. Regular contributor to Carman’s Corner, MasterDrive’s Eugene Herbert, believes this can be difficult to manage. “Drivers are not typically… Continue reading MasterDrive: There’s a psychological effect of Covid on drivers

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MasterDrive goes big with new Jozi training centre

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – MasterDrive is about to launch its customised new training facility across the road from the Johannesburg Ticketpro Dome in the overflow parking area. The facility has been designed to accommodate all types of training from rollover prevention to some of MasterDrive’s newest training initiatives. The company’s MD, Eugene Herbert, says growth… Continue reading MasterDrive goes big with new Jozi training centre

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Youth Month: Masterdrive focuses on teen drivers

THE MAJOR NO-NO: Using a cellphone when driving is much the same as standing on a cliff edge in a howling gale. Sooner or later you will fall. Image: Supplied JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A focus of Youth Month 2019 has highlighted the vital demands of driving education and training as teenagers complete their secondary… Continue reading Youth Month: Masterdrive focuses on teen drivers

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Seeing is believing? MasterDrive’s course will change your perceptions

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Over Easter 2019 South Africa saw a commendable 48% decline in the number of road deaths against the previous year – which was commendable. No so good was that 807 drivers were arrested for driving with more than the legal alcohol limit. A large portion of the population still persists in this… Continue reading Seeing is believing? MasterDrive’s course will change your perceptions

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Another awful Christmas road toll – can it be stopped?

JOHANNESBURG. South Africa – One thousand six hundred and eighty-five people died on South Africa’s roads during the 2021/2022 Christmas holiday – 14% more than the previous year. Transport Minister Fikile Mbabula blamed jaywalking, speeding, slippery roads, overtaking across barrier lines, poor visibility. Indeed, stats reveal that human error caused 79% of fatal crashes, road… Continue reading Another awful Christmas road toll – can it be stopped?

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Crash-bags and seat-belts – stuff you might NOT know

JOHANNNESBURG, South Africa – As vehicles become more advanced, so do the safety features intended to keep drivers safe. What many drivers may not know is that most safet do not work if not used correctly or without the use of other safety features. This requires drivers to fully understand the benefits of their vehicle’s… Continue reading Crash-bags and seat-belts – stuff you might NOT know

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On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – All ready for your annual Easter road trip and holiday? Here’s a last-minute read before you hit the road, courtesy of the MasterDrive crew… Imagine you’re driving through congested traffic while navigating through the threats of power outages, law-breakers, and general chaos associated with peak-hour driving in South Africa. Now imagine… Continue reading On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind

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Go defensive: Training answer for fewer crashes, cheaper insurance

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A competent defensive driver with few – or even zero – accidents behind their name is the kind of driver that insurance companies should have as clients. Yet such drivers are the exception to the rule. The good news: there’s potential for insurers to equip their clients with skills to become… Continue reading Go defensive: Training answer for fewer crashes, cheaper insurance

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Truck rollovers: How to avoid losing millions

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Truck rollovers can be devastating. Deaths and injuries, damaged property or roads closed for hours, and the cost of repairs/replacement and the consequent downtime can cost a company millions. Unfortunately, seldom does a week goes by without a truck rollover being reported by the news media. The managing director of MasterDrive,… Continue reading Truck rollovers: How to avoid losing millions