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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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Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training.Think Covid-19 and the ANC's restrictions on road-travel...DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

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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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Ride-sharing during Covid: Some safety tips…

CAPE TOWN' South Africa - In coming months people might start relying on ride-sharing services such as Uber or Bolt, perhaps to save on insurance and car maintenance or because they might be going into the office less often. Thanks to the Covid flu situation and the national lockdown crippling South Africa, MasterDrive's MD Eugene Herbert,told… Continue reading Ride-sharing during Covid: Some safety tips…

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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