JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Following the directive issued by South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa entered a 21-day national lockdown from midnight on March 26 2020 - but has everybody heeded his clarion call?Traffic data from Tracker shows yes - and,, really, no... Here;s how well the roads lockdown is (or isn't) working thanks to… Continue reading Lockdown! How well did your area comply on SA’s roads?
43% of drivers want compulsory motorway lessons Talking driving etiquette and how to open a door Pre-teen driving instruction for safer road users LONDON, England - Research by the under-17 Young Driver organisation asked 1000 licensed drivers in the UK which elements of driving they thought should be emphasised during driving lesso. Using a cellphone… Continue reading Here’s a challenge SA: Driving schools for pre-teens are real
By EUGENE HERBERT MD of MasterDrive JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Fuel prices reached a record - if not a possible all-time high - in May 2018 and vehicle owners will NOT be breathing a sigh of relief any time soon. Why? Because another, even higher, increase is expected in June. Mid-month estimates put the increase at 74c/litre… Continue reading Soaring fuel prices: So, here’s how to fight back
⦁ UK automaker calls for car fire numbers ⦁ Numbers by manufacturer the target ⦁ Perhaps 100 000 fires a year in UK LONDON, England - Vauxhall, the UK brand associated with Germany's Opel, has called for a national vehicle fire database. The company addressed the British parliament's Transport Select Committee on Monday (Jan 6 2017)… Continue reading UK carmaker wants national car fires database
400 hours at the wheel for journo 11 days spent along Trans-Siberia track Bog-standard car, say Fiat builders TURIN, Italy - A standard Fiat Tipo has completed an amazing journey of 41 000km - the same distance as the earth's circumference at the equator - in 133 days, visiting 22 countries and 122 cities. The… Continue reading Fiat Tipo: Around the world in 133 days
NEW SSANGYONG SALES TEAM: With Paul Williams (centre), CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, are (from left) the four new SsangYong 'Customer Champions' - David Payne, Dayrl Small, Natalie Leslie and Mani Sanghera. Image: SsangYong UK / Newspress LONDON, England - SsangYong, Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer, is to try a… Continue reading Is SsangYong showing way to new sales method?
Big SUV's in 35% surge in parking prangs Insurance bill has risen to £1.4bn a year Some car parks ‘no-go’ for modern cars LONDON, England - British parking spaces are too small to cope with consumers’ love affair with SUV's and insurance mavens say consequent damage is costing them nearly £1.4bn (about R24bn Nov 2016)… Continue reading Pranged in a car-park? Well, here’s why…
Pure McLaren announces first ice driving experience Winter testing deep in the frozen Arctic Only winter driving experience with McLaren Sports Series LONDON, England - Pure McLaren has announced its first ice-driving experience for January 2017 with plans to run the session in northern Finland, 320km north of the Arctic Circle. It's claimed it will be the world's only… Continue reading We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?
LONDON, England - More and more people are using in-car video screens and tablets and their number will grow as more and more autonomous (self-driving) cars reach the roads - and the old problem of car sickness looks likely to come back. Why? Because instead of concentrating on the driving or, in the case of passengers the… Continue reading Queasy does it! Simulator throws up answer to car-sickness
Fresh Citroën C4 Picasso / Grand Picasso Distinct Citroën nose, 3D-effect tail lights Four cabin styles, three trim levels Two new engines and latest satnav THE latest Citroën C4 Picasso and Grand Picasso are about to reach showrooms in European right-and drive though we have no indication yet of when they will make it to… Continue reading Citroën Picasso redrawn for 2016 model year