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Covid and auto trade: Business tips from MasterDrive

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020 and that required change for individuals and businesses. Operating procedures needed adjustment to to protect employees and clients, great uncertainty developed, and it became clear many protocols would be here to stay. MasterDrive’s CEO Eugene Herbert believes early Covid-19 protocols were prioritised to… Continue reading Covid and auto trade: Business tips from MasterDrive

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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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Cross and roads don’t mix! Chill on the highways

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Recent statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, say in the last decade there was an alarming rise in the incident of aggressive driving and consequently fatal crashes. In less than a decade, fatal crashes linked to aggressive driving rose nearly 500%: in 2006 there were… Continue reading Cross and roads don’t mix! Chill on the highways

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Warm-up or not? Here’s the best answer…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – During winter many drivers may feel warming up their vehicle is necessary on cold mornings. New technology says it is not necessary in newer cars; older models might still require it, but be careful. MasterDrive’s Eugene Herbert says the debate is worth discussion: “In 2019, in the UK, more than 84… Continue reading Warm-up or not? Here’s the best answer…

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Chill! Share the road behind learner drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Every driver has been in a situation where there is a learner driver within your proximity that is either frustrating you or causing concern. Yet, like it or not, learners will always be part of the road so you should adjust your driving when encountering them. Be safe – don’t cause… Continue reading Chill! Share the road behind learner drivers