What do you need to know when turning right into a dual roadway?

Question: As a driving instructor I would like to know which is correct. Some examiners want the learner to turn wide(keep left) while other examiners want the learner to keep to the right and do a lane change to the left later on.What is regarded as the rule when turning right into a road with…

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High performance shock absorber could reduce accident risk for 4×4 vehicles

Control Instruments Automotive (Pty) Ltd have launched the widely-anticipated Gabriel Safari HDP shock absorber for SUV’s and 4×4 vehicles. The HDP (heavy-duty performance) range, as with other Gabriel shock absorbers, is locally designed and manufactured for local off-road conditions and will be available at all major fitment centres and retail outlets during June 2011 “The…

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When will you get a criminal record for drunk driving?

Question: Please could you confirm if in South Africa, you are given a criminal record after a third drunk driving offence? Answer: Diving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offence from offence one and anyone convicted of it will get a permanent criminal record on the firs conviction. Best Regards, Howard Dembovsky National…

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Are companies effective in addressing driver distraction accidents?

Many vehicle insurance claims are the result of accidents caused by driver distraction. Those drivers who were distracted are unlikely to admit to these distractions and it might be difficult for companies to accurately measure whether driver distraction has indeed contributed to the accident. Can companies do more to prevent their employees from distracted driving…

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Pay As You Drive car insurance to benefit from changing work environment

Vehicle owners have very different preferences when it comes to make, model, colour and accessories. This individuality is not limited to their vehicles – it also stretches much further- – and we need to recognize this in aspects such as driving behaviour, driving risks and the manner in which they care for their vehicles! Car…

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The risks of driving without insurance are just too big!!

Only approximately 30% of the cars on South African roads are insured. This is irresponsible and can be compared to playing roulette and betting on a colour – only problem being there is not an equal distribution and the chances are far less than 50% of making the right decision!! Motorists often shrug off these…

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When do you need to exchange your international drivers license?

Question: I have been driving in SA for the past 10 years using my international license. HOW can i get my SA license? Answer: A foreign driving licence can only be exchanged within 1 year of the holder thereof obtaining permanent residence. The Department has published draft regulations for comment that will extend this period…

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Driver Intelligence to be measured by Discovery with Discovery Insure

Earlier today it was revealed that Discovery is to enter the insurance market with the Discovery Insure Product! In a statement to Moneyweb the insurer revealed: Discovery leverages Vitality, its proven behavioural economics business model,  and creates Discovery Insure, a strong competitor geared to shift the short-term value insurance landscape; Discovery Insure to unlock value…

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