NEW YORK – Car-parks. Rated the busiest places with which drivers must contend: People walking behind your car, trolleys abandoned in the lanes… drivers need an extra set of eyes to avoid all obstacles. In fact, according to the American Automotive Fleet’s annual accident management survey, 46% of vehicles were damaged when parked. The… Continue reading Perils of the parking garage – multi-floor or open air
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – While you were driving to your 2020 year-end holiday destination you probably encountered at least one reckless driver whose lousy road skills put you and your family in harm’s way. Even when back on the roads for normal driving – work, social, sport – real drivers will be watching for… Continue reading Driving tips: How to deal with reckless road-users
SOME FAMILIES have not yet set off for their annual holiday – especially those catering for the end-of-the-year rush – but they too will be worried about the possibility of a road crash en route. The unfortunate truth, says MasterDrive’s bossman Eugene Herbert, is that it can still happen so imagine a scene where you’re… Continue reading Post-festive season driving tips: What to do after a crash?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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