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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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Easter road-deaths halved – but it’s still bad news

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Deaths on Gauteng roads over the 2022 Easter holiday weekend – there were “only” 16 – were half the usual number. Good news for sure, but results for other provinces are yet to be published. CEO of MasterDrive Eugene Herbert, however, says things might not worth celebration… “The floods in kwaZulu-Natal… Continue reading Easter road-deaths halved – but it’s still bad news

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Don’t let a pothole blow out your holiday trip

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A video on social media shows vehicles slamming into two large potholes along a road in Mpumalanga. True or not, if you’re heading off on holiday over the Easter break such road obstacles will be inevitable due to higher-than-normal rainfall. CEO of MasterDrive Eugene Herbert, a frequent contributor to The Corner,… Continue reading Don’t let a pothole blow out your holiday trip

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Get a payoff at the pumps: Educate your drivers!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Individuals and businesses alike are concerned about future fuel prices in South Africa as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues. Early predications say that petrol and diesel increases could be at least three times higher than the last increase. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says – given the March 2022 situation, uncertainty,… Continue reading Get a payoff at the pumps: Educate your drivers!

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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?