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Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training.Think Covid-19 and the ANC's restrictions on road-travel...DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

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Time of the signs: Watch out for the danger zones

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Every driver has seen a road sign warning that a high-risk accident zone lies ahead at which time they should change their driving style and increase their awareness to be ready to respond to an unexpected challenge. MasterDrive's MD Eugene Herbert believes such stretches of road require a change d driving… Continue reading Time of the signs: Watch out for the danger zones

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Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

WHAT GOES DOWN MUST GO UP! That's the First Law of the Fuel Price around the world and South Africa is no exception with stiff increases already in place to add to the misery of the Covid plague. Before June 2020's hefty fuel price increase South Africa saw large decreases in the fuel price. Which… Continue reading Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

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Got to car-pool / ride-share? Take these tips…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Some South Africans returning to work under lockdown Level 4 might have to rely on car-pooling or ride-sharing each day. If that's you, here are the constraints issued by the ANC. MasterDrive's MD Eugene Herbert says the main regulation is for  fewer people per car - only three in a conventional… Continue reading Got to car-pool / ride-share? Take these tips…

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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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Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Many people end up in hospital after a vehicle crash or collision because of an incorrect combination of seat and crash restraint (set belt). Women in particular, MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert suggests, are more vulnerable because they sit too close to the steering-wheel. So, read on to absorb suggestions to correct your driving… Continue reading Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly

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Safe and courteous driving begins in Grade 1

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – As school begins this week so drivers will battle their way through heavier traffic whether parent or not. The first day of school, in particular, is busier as parents deliver children to the first day of primary or high school. Those same parents should, as they joust their way along the freeway… Continue reading Safe and courteous driving begins in Grade 1

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FCA simulators take vehicle movement to new level

WINSOR, Canada - The FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre has inaugurated a vehicle dynamics simulator as part of claims is the most advanced driving simulator technology available in North America. It has nine directions of movement and specific driver calibration to closely duplicate actual driving. Tony Mancina, head of engineering at FCA Canada, told… Continue reading FCA simulators take vehicle movement to new level

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Drunk drivers: How to spot them – and what to do if you do

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Gauteng has gained notoriety as the province with the most cases of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and is one of the few to have seen an increase in such statistics. Eugene Herbert, MD of MasterDrive, says extensive efforts to educate and encourage drivers to avoid mixing alcohol… Continue reading Drunk drivers: How to spot them – and what to do if you do

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Riot on the road ahead? Here’s advice from a driving expert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - There's continuing havoc across South Africa with strikes, looting and rioting affecting road users in a number of cities and towns. Recent criminality in Tshwane included looting - apparently of foreign-owned businesses - and the situations made road-users seek alternative routes, cancel trips, and miss meetings. So, what to do if… Continue reading Riot on the road ahead? Here’s advice from a driving expert