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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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Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More emphasis is needed for children as they use the pavements and road crossings to get to and from school, given their Covid-enforced long periods at home when the rules of pedestrian safety might have relaxed. As many as half of parents now believe the roads are not safe enough for… Continue reading Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

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NoCell program balances safety and productivity

By SAMANTHA GREATHEAD YOUR organisation might have strict driving safety policies in place but while a driver is in the car, with nobody looking, the temptation to look quickly at that just-in text might be more powerful than your safety policy because many drivers ask ‘What harm is there in quickly glancing at my phone?… Continue reading NoCell program balances safety and productivity

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Digital dependence: Has it joined you from lockdown?

DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED – in particular while using a cellphone – was touted as a major challenge to road survival and on a level with driving while inebriated. Now experts, as we resume normal lives, say the extra time in which most people indulged during”lockdowns” has translated into more cellphone use while driving. The MD… Continue reading Digital dependence: Has it joined you from lockdown?

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Dozy on the roads? ‘Microsleep’ is the Level 1 driving peril

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – With the start of Covid Level 1 lockdown restrictions many more people have returned to the roads and life before ”the virus” after six months of working from home. A return to (well, almost) normal life could create more fatigue on the roads as drivers re-adapt. Eugene Herbert, MD of MasterDrive… Continue reading Dozy on the roads? ‘Microsleep’ is the Level 1 driving peril

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Highveld rain is coming: Be prepared for some slip-ups

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Spring might have arrived (even though it feels like Winter is still hanging around in some places) and the Cape’s glorious flower show is in full bloom but your attention should be focused on the first rains across some of the country. So, not only the lingering winter chill but… Continue reading Highveld rain is coming: Be prepared for some slip-ups