Buyers' advice, driving tips, holiday travel, Motoring News, road safety

Just a reminder: Help yourself (and others!) to be safe on the roads

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Sometimes we need reminding about the basics when it comes to engaging with other road users so The Corner wants to pass them on - take a few minutes for some skills revision... Keep the following in mind all the time when you are driving or riding: Be aware of… Continue reading Just a reminder: Help yourself (and others!) to be safe on the roads

4x4, Buyers' advice, holiday travel, Motoring News, new models, off-road, rolls-royce

At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

'Possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time' Named after giant diamond mined in South Africa. All-terrain, high-body for authentic off-road travel LONDON, England -When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch a super-luxury on/off-roader to be called the Cullinan, an all-terrain three-boxer, it was because the seriously, seriously, rich around the world… Continue reading At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

Buyers' advice, driving tips, holiday travel, Motoring News, road safety, vehicle maintenance

Flat tyre? Read this for sensible (perhaps life-saving!) advice

Check tyres before you leave home Know where the jack is - and how to use it  First task: call freeway emergency service LONDON, England - Sometimes the roads we drive on can be unpredictable,hich can cause a tyre puncture. This could mean cancelling our plans and waiting in a safe place for the breakdown… Continue reading Flat tyre? Read this for sensible (perhaps life-saving!) advice

holiday travel, Motoring News, road safety

No more happy SA holidays for 510 men, women and kids

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, announcing the Easter 2018 toll on human life, has exposed a  14% increase in road deaths over the Easter holiday period (March 29-April 9) over the same period in 2017. Its a period that coincides with national school holidays and to put that horrendous number into perspective it… Continue reading No more happy SA holidays for 510 men, women and kids

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Kids could clean up with water-saving screen wipers

German juvenile geniuses score bigtime Auto refilling of screenwasher designed Why had nobody thought of this idea? BRENTWOOD, England - So, how come the brilliant brains of the automotive industry didn't hit on this great idea despite 50 years of windscreen washers...? We just hope the kids've copyrighted it for, if they have, they'll probably… Continue reading Kids could clean up with water-saving screen wipers

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Video: Take your supercar skating on thick ice

Briggs Auto celebrates second winter driving experience  Mono Ice Driving Experience goes to extremes The 'ultimate piece of motorsport equipment STOCKHOLM, Sweden - UK-based Briggs Automotive is has had a second running of its Mono Ice Driving Experience on Sweden's frozen lakes, calling it ''a high-intensity test in the greatest driver’s car of them all… Continue reading Video: Take your supercar skating on thick ice

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Easter coming: Don’t celebrate Jesus’ death by killing yourself

Happy Easter - hope to see you back home Your and your family's lives are in your hands Simply, from The Corner, don't drive like an asshole JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - OK, it's that time of the year again to start reminding drivers of the perils of the bi-directional Easter holiday road rush... no, don't click… Continue reading Easter coming: Don’t celebrate Jesus’ death by killing yourself

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Towing hitches: Here’s how to avoid them

Preparation and checks vital for road safety Remember to check the tyre treads Balance the load, check the ball hitch THIS FEATURE is sourced from the UK where towing conditions, on or off-road, are much the same as here in South Africa Nevertheless, that island nations averages 4800 towing incidents a year with most on… Continue reading Towing hitches: Here’s how to avoid them

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Get bad cars and lousy drivers off the roads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Almost 80% of SA road-users believe getting unroadworthy vehicles off the roads will make those same roads safer and more than half of the folk questioned (58%) want harsher punishment for such offenders. The object being to reduce the wholesale slaughter on our roads. The Automobile Association 'Safer Roads in SA’… Continue reading Get bad cars and lousy drivers off the roads

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TW&T aim to add fun to that holiday road trip

Have fun with the kids on your holiday trip Print out a game and quiz for the family ...and go through the road-safety checklist MOST ADULTS love the soothing sound of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road, knowing there's a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids,… Continue reading TW&T aim to add fun to that holiday road trip