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Distracted driving: At last – an app to help cure phone temptation

JOHANNEBURG, South Africa – A rising challenge on global roads that’s posing just as large a challenge, as inebriated driving is distracted driving. What’s that, you might well ask… Well, many drivers don’t literally drink and drive but the same cannot be said about driving with a cellphone in one hand. Whether, asks MasterDrive, this… Continue reading Distracted driving: At last – an app to help cure phone temptation

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Expert has zero tolerance for coming alcohol rules

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A proposed amendment to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce to 0% the legal blood alcohol for driving shows the government might not understand understand the requirements to do so. The manging director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, told The Corner: ”Changing the BAC limit is unlikely to have the desired… Continue reading Expert has zero tolerance for coming alcohol rules

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Fresh hope for safer roads around the world

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The southern African nations’s Global Road Safety Partnership has been renamed as the National Road Safety Partnership but will retain its close ties to the international GRSP from where the organisation developed 21 years ago. Eugene Herbert, new chairman of the NRSP, told The Corner: ”The NRSP will continue to collaborate… Continue reading Fresh hope for safer roads around the world

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Accidents and their causes: Safety in focus

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – MasterDrive and Accident Specialists have entered into a co-operation agreement that will see greater synergy between the two organisations that will positively contribute to keeping road safety in focus. Craig Proctor-Parker, MD of Accident Specialists, has meaningful insight as to what may have caused an accident and how interventions – read… Continue reading Accidents and their causes: Safety in focus

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Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More emphasis is needed for children as they use the pavements and road crossings to get to and from school, given their Covid-enforced long periods at home when the rules of pedestrian safety might have relaxed. As many as half of parents now believe the roads are not safe enough for… Continue reading Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

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NoCell program balances safety and productivity

By SAMANTHA GREATHEAD YOUR organisation might have strict driving safety policies in place but while a driver is in the car, with nobody looking, the temptation to look quickly at that just-in text might be more powerful than your safety policy because many drivers ask ‘What harm is there in quickly glancing at my phone?… Continue reading NoCell program balances safety and productivity

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Digital dependence: Has it joined you from lockdown?

DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED – in particular while using a cellphone – was touted as a major challenge to road survival and on a level with driving while inebriated. Now experts, as we resume normal lives, say the extra time in which most people indulged during”lockdowns” has translated into more cellphone use while driving. The MD… Continue reading Digital dependence: Has it joined you from lockdown?

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Dozy on the roads? ‘Microsleep’ is the Level 1 driving peril

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – With the start of Covid Level 1 lockdown restrictions many more people have returned to the roads and life before ”the virus” after six months of working from home. A return to (well, almost) normal life could create more fatigue on the roads as drivers re-adapt. Eugene Herbert, MD of MasterDrive… Continue reading Dozy on the roads? ‘Microsleep’ is the Level 1 driving peril

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Highveld rain is coming: Be prepared for some slip-ups

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Spring might have arrived (even though it feels like Winter is still hanging around in some places) and the Cape’s glorious flower show is in full bloom but your attention should be focused on the first rains across some of the country. So, not only the lingering winter chill but… Continue reading Highveld rain is coming: Be prepared for some slip-ups

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Will your vehicle insurance pay after curfew?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africans are rejoicing after the news that lockdown restrictions have been lowered to Level 2 which will let people move more freely between provinces. However, the curfew remains in place so people are questioning whether their vehicle insurance will be valid outside beyond the curfew deadline. What about theft,… Continue reading Will your vehicle insurance pay after curfew?