driving tips, holiday travel, Motoring News, road safety

Keep cool: Simple suggestions to report minor road accidents

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A road accident can happen to anybody no matter their age, driving experience, or care so, according to a major insurer, you need to know what to do... just in case. Why? Because what you do can affect any insurance claim(s) you might have to make. WesBank says reporting a minor… Continue reading Keep cool: Simple suggestions to report minor road accidents

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Travelling with pets? Get them belted-in, just like you

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - During the 2019/20 holiday period a family of three and a dog in the car died in a crash. Two other traumatised dogs fled from the carnage. The missing dogs survived and were later found. Which begs a number of questions about carrying the family dogs in the family car... NO-FLY… Continue reading Travelling with pets? Get them belted-in, just like you

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Catching cancer at 100km/h – how NOT to do it’

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Cancer. That put your brake on, hey? But what has it to do with a motoring website? The answer, as Carman's Corner correspondent Eugene Herbert pointed out, is that vehicle drivers are in danger. There are many ways to protect yourself again developing a cancer, Herbert agrees, but some do not react… Continue reading Catching cancer at 100km/h – how NOT to do it’

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Drive healthy: A safer way to survive the holiday crush

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - As you head toward your family holiday destination this year, the health of yourself and your passengers should be a priority. This will assist in ensuring you arrive at your destination stress-free and safely so that you can enjoy your well-deserved break. NUTRITION An individual is considered to be healthy… Continue reading Drive healthy: A safer way to survive the holiday crush

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Jaguar and GridCars launch live EV charge stations map

PRETORIA, South Africa - Drivers of all battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles in South Africa can now plan their journeys to fit in with public battery-charging stations nationwide. A new live map displays the entire network of Jaguar Powerway and GridCars-supported public charging stations and indicates their current status - including whether any are online,… Continue reading Jaguar and GridCars launch live EV charge stations map

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Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

BIRMINGHAM, England - The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is officially on sale - in the UK, at least - with prices starting at the equivalent of a few thousand over a million rands and is on show at the 2019 UK Motorhome and Caravan Show. The Transit Custom Nugget creates a wifi hot spot for… Continue reading Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

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RentMyRide goes into overdrive for SA holiday season

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - RentMyRide, a new South African peer-to-peer vehicle rental company, has told The Corner its pumping up its service division ahead of the upcoming South African holiday season with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg available 24/7 for information and client support. This division also handles background checks on vehicle owners… Continue reading RentMyRide goes into overdrive for SA holiday season

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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

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Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey - A study by Volvo USA and The Harris Poll has shown that unrestrained pets in a moving vehicle can lead to significantly less-safe driving and more distraction and stress not only on the driver but also the pet. Pets might be ''members of the family'', Volvo reports, but many owners don't… Continue reading Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

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Tough times tough on tyre-buying – but don’t take chances

Economic pressure is making South African vehicle owners push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, technical manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how a multi-agency approach can help personal and business drivers make better decisions to save lives while keeping their… Continue reading Tough times tough on tyre-buying – but don’t take chances