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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 based in… Continue reading MasterDrive: There’s a psychological effect of Covid on drivers

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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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Road blocks: Just chill, relax, and all should be fine

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Police and soldiers are likely to continue their presence at Covid roadblocks for some time to come despite the latest step down to Level 3 so drivers might reasonably expect further physical behaviour from the two forces. Most will probably continue to be civil to the people - you and I who… Continue reading Road blocks: Just chill, relax, and all should be fine

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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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Vehicle and house crime rising as Covid crackdown eases

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The 90% reduction in vehicle and other crime in South Africa during the national Covid-19 lockdown has reversed as criminals get back on the roads. Criminals are accelerating their activities as road traffic increases in line with the reductions in human activity and burglars are back in business. Tracker data, reported from… Continue reading Vehicle and house crime rising as Covid crackdown eases

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Driving with the winter sun: Pretty – but dangerous

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Essential-service drivers and those who return to work this week will likely be driving into a rising or setting sun as winter approaches. Take care - as MasterDrive's MD Eugene Herbert suggests. The blinding light, early morning and early evening, could have dire and expensive - even tragic - consequences for… Continue reading Driving with the winter sun: Pretty – but dangerous

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Emergency vehicles: Get outta the damn way – this means YOU

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Emergency vehicles, despite the widespread closedown of South Africa's roads to normal traffic, might still encounter vehicles hampering their progress - so here's what to do if flashing blue or red lights appear in your mirrors. If you're out - perhaps to buy essential groceries – sit - ut in the… Continue reading Emergency vehicles: Get outta the damn way – this means YOU

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Stalled by the lockdown? Use some jail time to care for your car

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When did you last drive YOUR car / bakkie / motor-cycle? The April 23 2020 indefinite extension to the Covid-19 lockdown not only grounded a good part of the nation's human population but also condemned millions of cars to the dark of their garage. Even a few more weeks will not… Continue reading Stalled by the lockdown? Use some jail time to care for your car

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Tiger Wheels tips: TLC for your car’s tyres during Covid lockdown

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - With all of South Africa in a Covid-19 lockdown and most vehicles parked for all but  essential trips Tiger Wheel & Tyre reminds their owners that cars still need some TLC when stationary for long periods,.Here are the company's top five tips to keep your car in shape during lockdown:1. Keep… Continue reading Tiger Wheels tips: TLC for your car’s tyres during Covid lockdown