Hyundai Genesis gets highest safety score yet in ANCAP

Genesis, Hyundai Motor’s new flagship luxury sedan, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of testing in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), with 36,88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating. A 5-star safety rating is ANCAP’s ultimate measure of vehicle safety protection for occupants…

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MiWay innovates in speeding up hail claims

Short-term insurer MiWay has launched a series of proactive measures to help clients file claims quickly and easily online and via mobile in the event of hail damage. This year, MiWay will harness email and SMS to proactively assist clients that have been affected by hail storms in the identified areas. This communication will include a…

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Infographic shares advice on buying a pre-owned vehicle and getting the best price

A friend of the Arrive Alive website emailed an Infographic with some interesting insights on the buying of a pre-owned vehicle. Also included was the following message: “In the first two years of ownership, a new car can lose 30% of its original value, meaning that used car shopping is much more cost-effective. We often…

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Can the car insurance company force me to use second hand parts in the repair of my vehicle?

Question: I would like to ask your advise if I may.  The lady at office was in an accident.  No negligence from her side at all.  Someone drove into her , damaging her bumper, and now she is claiming from his insurance (the other driver), however they requested her to get three quotes and she…

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What is the law at this moment about transporting people on back of a bakkie/ goods vehicle?

Question: According to your website there is no law against the carrying of workers on the back of a bakkie . The JPD has been issuing fines for this for one of the contractors working for us – could you possibly clarify this for us? Answer: You are allowed to carry passengers as long as…

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What does the Rules of the Road require on visibility and distance a driver must see ahead?

Question: My truck, abnormal vehicle, was driving on the N11 and was stopped by a traffic officer claiming visibility is poor. The driver in turn claimed he could see well ahead of him. Now how far must the driver be able to see, or is it about other vehicles seeing him from behind? Your kind…

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Is there a size limitation on an advertisement displayed in the back window of my vehicle?

Question: I recently had the privilege  to ride in a car that’s  rear window had a full blown textured advertisement on it. To my shock I discovered that if the sun shines on the rear window I can see nothing. When I tried to reverse I found that unless I can see an object directly…

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What does Regulation 212 stipulate about legally required tread depth of tyres?

Regulation 212. Tyres No person shall operate on a public road – (a) a motor vehicle, other than a tractor or trailer, which is equipped with a metal tyre; (b) a tractor or trailer, other than an animal-drawn vehicle, which is equipped with a metal tyre of less than 130 millimetres in width; Prepared by:…

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SAIDI says it has workable solutions for concerns about lack of driver training

South Africa was rocked by the news report on Tuesday 14th October 2014 that a a shocking crash occurred on the N12 Alberton freeway. Four innocent people were killed and 57 or thereabouts, were injured. The next morning at 8am the Honourable Minister of Transport, Ms D. Peters, announced that a lack of driver training…

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