Growth in new vehicle sales soars in January

04 February 2013: Demand for new vehicle sales grew at an exceptionally strong rate in January 2013, according to figures released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) that showed a 14% year-on-year increase in total industry vehicles sales.   According to Chris De Kock, Executive Head of Sales and…

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What is the permissible vehicles or combination of vehicles that a EC1 licence holder can drive?

Question: I hope you can help me. I phoned 4 different traffic officers and got 4 different answers. What is the permissible vehicles or combination of vehicles that a EC1 licence holder can drive. I looked at the definitions and can’t really make out what it comes down to. I need to get the maximum load transported…

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MiWay simplifies car insurance claims with Submit, Shoot, Send

Innovative short-term insurer MiWay has launched a new facility that will both simplify and speed up the claiming process. Carine Conradie-Haffejee, MiWay’s head of marketing, explains: “With our Submit, Shoot, Send service clients can not only log a claim online but also submit pictures of the damage via email. In over half of accidents this…

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Servicing your luxury vehicle Africa Style!!

How important is it to have your vehicle effectively maintained and repaired? A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed a few photos of some uniquely South African vehicle repairs! Vehicle maintenance is not something to be neglected – to quote from the Arrive Alive website: “Effective and proper maintenance will provide many benefits to the…

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Are cyclists allowed to cycle on the freeway? What is a freeway?

Question: Are cyclists allowed to cycle on the freeways? Answer: Cyclists are prohibited on freeways. I copy reg 323 of the National Road Traffic Regulations for you. Reg 311 deals with the other rules and reg 207 requires a helmet. Special provisions relating to freeways Reg 323.(1) No person shall operate on a freeway— (a)…

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Can my traffic fine be reduced if I broke the law to attend to some emergency at home?

Question: “I would like to ask what options do I have in instance where I receive a speeding fine in situation where I was faced with an emergency that resulted in me committing the offence? I have recieved a notice saying that my fine will be decided in court ,how can I proceed in explaining to…

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Did you know that it is illegal have any part of your body to protrude beyond such vehicle while it is in motion?

A University of the Free State lecturer has been fined R300 for resting his elbow on the windowsill of his bakkie while driving on the N1 highway near Bloemfontein. Volksblad reported on Thursday that Antonie Pool, 33, was pulled over on a blazing hot day and fined for having his arm out of the open window…

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2013 a year of change and innovation in the fleet industry, says Standard Bank

Change is constant in the world of fleet management. With technology dictating the pace, Standard Bank says 2013 will see the fleet industry monitoring trends and acting proactively to make sure that clients’ needs continue to be met. “Fleet managers increasingly need to have information on all facets of their operations at their fingertips,” says…

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Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – December 2012

We would like to share comments from Sydney Soundy – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle Asset Finance Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash only has one version that includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana):  Sales Performance Summary – AMH:   General comments on 2012 NAAMSA vehicle sales numbers: Despite subdued economic growth…

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Video shows the 4×4 enthusiast how not to approach a water crossing!

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed this link to how a 4×4 vehicle should not be undertaken! Click to view On the Arrive Alive website we have information on how this should have been done as well as a comprehensive guide to 4×4 vehicle safety. View: Also View: 4×4 Off-Road Driving Techniques…

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