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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

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Emergency vehicles: Get outta the damn way – this means YOU

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Emergency vehicles, despite the widespread closedown of South Africa's roads to normal traffic, might still encounter vehicles hampering their progress - so here's what to do if flashing blue or red lights appear in your mirrors. If you're out - perhaps to buy essential groceries – sit - ut in the… Continue reading Emergency vehicles: Get outta the damn way – this means YOU

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Shutdown speeding: It’s tempting, but just don’t do it

LONDON, England - Road safety advocate and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist in the UK is asking drivers to pay close attention to their road speed during the ''empty roads'' syndrome - and it is equally important here in South Africa.GEM says speed limits still apply; ignoring them is asking for trouble - both financially… Continue reading Shutdown speeding: It’s tempting, but just don’t do it

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Tiger Wheels tips: TLC for your car’s tyres during Covid lockdown

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - With all of South Africa in a Covid-19 lockdown and most vehicles parked for all but  essential trips Tiger Wheel & Tyre reminds their owners that cars still need some TLC when stationary for long periods,.Here are the company's top five tips to keep your car in shape during lockdown:1. Keep… Continue reading Tiger Wheels tips: TLC for your car’s tyres during Covid lockdown

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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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Volvo wants tech to save Africans – but who will pay?

LES STEPHENSON WHILE the world is howling about the Coronavirus Volvo Cars has called on governments and regulators around the world to address what it calls ''large inequality'' between developed and developing economies. ''Official data, despite progress through recent decades, has shown a significant gap in the number of road deaths between both categories of… Continue reading Volvo wants tech to save Africans – but who will pay?

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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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Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Many people end up in hospital after a vehicle crash or collision because of an incorrect combination of seat and crash restraint (set belt). Women in particular, MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert suggests, are more vulnerable because they sit too close to the steering-wheel. So, read on to absorb suggestions to correct your driving… Continue reading Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly