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Coping with Covid, crappy African roads, and corruption

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Drivers allowed to conduct cross-border deliveries under ''lockdown'' edicts might encounter roads that are in worse condition than normal in Africa - especially in countries adjacent to South Africa.Economic difficulties exist in many places, giving birth to dangerous roads - physical and human - even before the economic downturn of Covid-19.The… Continue reading Coping with Covid, crappy African roads, and corruption

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Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

PRETORIA, South Africa - Contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and England's Cambridge University will help drivers to keep eyes on the road.'Predictive touch’ uses artificial intelligence and sensors to make the user's choice - satnav, aircon, or entertainment settings - without the human touching a button. It's part of Jaguar Land Rover’s… Continue reading Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

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Driving licences: Looks like validity extended further

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The SA Department of Transport's decision to extend the validity of all drivers' and vehicle licences to the end of November 2020 has been welcomed as ''a partial victory'' by the Automobile Association.The Road Traffic Management Corporation announced in June 2020 during the Covd alarm that “all learner’s, driver’s, motor vehicle… Continue reading Driving licences: Looks like validity extended further

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Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Fuel savings, extending the life of your fleet, intensifying your advanced road craft training - each a technique suggested by MasterDrive to reduce fleet costs.And then there's fleet telematics...''Telematics are not just there to keep an eye on your drivers,'' says MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert. ''They can, for instance, report bad driving… Continue reading Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

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Out in the storm? Refresh with these foul-weather driving tips

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Another cold front has hit the south-western coast of South Africa and is expected to affect the whole country with gales, heavy rain, and poor driving visibility. At least on small truck has been blown off its wheels and more might be toppled on exposed roads and mountain passes, according to… Continue reading Out in the storm? Refresh with these foul-weather driving tips

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Chill, bro! Leave anger at home when out in your car

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Coronavirus has caused stress and personal pressure to soar. Whether it is concern for loved ones, pressure of a job loss or income reductions, or simply difficulty adjusting to what is ''the new normal'', either can affect driving ability to levels of aggressive and reckless driving. So says, the MD of… Continue reading Chill, bro! Leave anger at home when out in your car

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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