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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

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Safe and courteous driving begins in Grade 1

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – As school begins this week so drivers will battle their way through heavier traffic whether parent or not. The first day of school, in particular, is busier as parents deliver children to the first day of primary or high school. Those same parents should, as they joust their way along the freeway… Continue reading Safe and courteous driving begins in Grade 1

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Subaru’s superteen Solberg, 17, cleans up in Swedish rally

Too young for a road licence, but wins rally Son of Solberg shines in Sweden for Subaru First time on route, first win for Oliver Subaru Motorsports USA took the top two podium positions at a DirtFish Olympus Rally but it was teenage Swedish rally prodigy Oliver Solberg who scored his first American rally victory… Continue reading Subaru’s superteen Solberg, 17, cleans up in Swedish rally

Battery Cars, Buyers' advice, electric cars, historic vehicles, Motoring News, new models, sport cars, young drivers

Baby Bugatti II: Century-old race replicas – see how much!

GENEVA, Switzerland - The car that took Automobiles Ettore Bugatti to fame in the 1920s, the Bugatti Type 35, is seen by many as the most successful racing car of all time with about 2000 professional and amateur races - sometimes 14 in one week. In 1926 Ettore and his son Jean decided to build… Continue reading Baby Bugatti II: Century-old race replicas – see how much!

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Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

YOUNG South Africans - and indeed older, perhaps retired, people - struggle every day due to lack of mobility. The causes: the cost and unreliability of public transport and the prices of personal vehicles. But perhaps the main one is home-to-work-to recreation... The new Datsun GO!, the automaker says, allows aspirational youth (and the older… Continue reading Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

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Here’s a challenge SA: Driving schools for pre-teens are real

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

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Ricciardo for Renault so F1 drivers’ shuffle begins

LONDON, England - What has been called ''the toughest decision of Daniel Ricciardo’s life'' - quitting  Red Bull to join Renault in 2019 - brings good news for some drivers, uncertainty for others. First, who will replace him, and where to now for Renault's Carlos Sainz who was loaned to Renault by Red Bull for 2018… Continue reading Ricciardo for Renault so F1 drivers’ shuffle begins

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Look out! ‘L’-plates being let loose on UK freeways

Learners get green light for freeway driving OK with approved teacher - and dual controls Reckoned that teaching rules will cut deaths LONDON, England - Learner drivers will be allowed on Britain's motorways from today (June 4 2018) after years of campaigning by road-safety experts,  a road revolution hailed by the Institute of Advance Motoring's… Continue reading Look out! ‘L’-plates being let loose on UK freeways

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Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

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2018 F1 races to start later in European countries

LONDON, England - 2018 Formula 1 races in Europe and Brazil will start an hour later this season to, the organisers say, ''boost television audiences''. The races will also start at 10 minutes past the hour to allow more time for broadcasters to show an expanded pre-race buildup. A statement from the new F1 organisers… Continue reading 2018 F1 races to start later in European countries