Poor driving at Traffic Circles keeping residents awake at night!

South Africans – or most of them – are not very good at driving at traffic circles and roundabouts! This will be confirmed in many conversations and on many social media platforms! Earlier today the Arrive Alive website received the following message in an email: The traffic circle situated at the corner of Hertz &…

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More selling days boost April vehicle sales in South Africa

Sales increase by 8 312 units in April More selling days boosted by higher daily sales rate Exports continue to increase Market segment April 2012 April 2013 % change Passenger vehicles 29 516 34 346 +16.4% Light commercial vehicles 11 007 14 045 +27.6% Medium commercial vehicles 731 904 +23.7% Heavy commercial vehicles 364 403…

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Sydney Soundy – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle Asset Finance reveals and comments on vehicle sales numbers for May

Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): General Comments on April 2013 NAAMSA sales:   Year on Year (April 2012 versus April 2013) sales increased by 19.5%, equating to 8,312 vehicles compared to the same time last year. Importantly the average sales per day April 2013…

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You simply cannot go without car insurance considering these dangers on our roads!

The Arrive Alive website received the following request for assistance: Could you please forward this email to someone who is a Road Safety Professional who could assist me by expressing an opinion regarding the safety of the public based on the photos below. We requested more info on specifics with regards to location and are…

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Risk mitigation in focus for fleet industry, says Standard Bank

With more than 700 000 fleet cards in circulation, the South African fleet management industry is already a major force in offering fleet management solutions. The use of pioneering technology is also seeing the industry evolve to being better able to better control risk for customers, says Standard Bank. Briefing media at a Standard Bank…

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New levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range

  New exterior design language brings new levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range Revised interior harmonising instrumentation and switchgear, as well as enhanced cabin quality through new trim detailing After a brief lull in popularity, trend analysts are once again forecasting that people carriers, especially compact MPVs, will be the darlings…

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Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured?

Question: Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured? Answer: Yes Reg 35 applies   (5)          The owner of a motor vehicle shall cause the number plate of such motor vehicle to be affixed thereto, from the date of licensing of such motor vehicle, in the…

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Buying a car privately needn’t be a headache!

Buying a car from a dealer has become an almost seamless process, with much of the paperwork being handled by the dealership itself. The good news is that buying a car through a private sale, whether from someone you know or a private seller, can also be a relatively painless and – even more importantly…

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What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees?

Question: What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees? Answer: From a legal point of view the required speed of any vehicle is relevant to the speed limit of that particular area, i.e. 60km/h, 120km/h etc. as set out by the relevant road signs.  …

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