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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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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

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Will your vehicle insurance pay after curfew?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africans are rejoicing after the news that lockdown restrictions have been lowered to Level 2 which will let people move more freely between provinces. However, the curfew remains in place so people are questioning whether their vehicle insurance will be valid outside beyond the curfew deadline. What about theft,… Continue reading Will your vehicle insurance pay after curfew?

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Back to work? Be prepared for road hassles

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Many people, as full economic activities resume under Level 2 ”lockdown” today, will be returning to their office today – or perhaps not, given how nice it is to work from home! Nevertheless, after as long as five months away from office desk or factory workbench, much less time has been… Continue reading Back to work? Be prepared for road hassles

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Pandempanic driving tip: ‘Chill before you go, bro!’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A survey by the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change and the Human Sciences Research Council has shown that people in South Africans have become ”stressed” because of lockdown and CoVid-19. Its  data claims that the country’s adults are depressed, fearful,or just plain lonely under the ”lockdown” pandempanic.* Restrictions are… Continue reading Pandempanic driving tip: ‘Chill before you go, bro!’

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Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Delivery motorcycle crashes, already too frequent in South Africa, are likely to increase in frequency as CoVid-19 continues with more and more riders delivering everything from food to medication to people’s homes. So, how do we prevent delivery-bike crashes?  Eugene Herbert, MD of road-training organisation MasterDrive, says the ease of obtaining… Continue reading Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers