Distracted driving could eat away your claims free driving record!

Distracted driving is one of the most published driving hazards. We however seldom recognize the whole range of distracted driving activities. We tend to focus only on cellular phone conversations and texting while driving. A UK insurance company, Swinton Insurance, has recently revealed survey results on distracted driving – and interestingly, also focused on eating…

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Death toll rises on SA’s roads as car crashes increase during Easter holiday

Over 150 people have died on the country’s road since the beginning of the Easter holiday. In the latest horror accident eight people were killed in a collision involving two vehicles on the N9 outside Rouxville in the Free State. The Department of Transport’s Logan Maistry says law enforcement officials deployed across the country have…

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Toyota recalls 300 000 SUVs in US on faulty airbag sensors

Chicago – Toyota announced on Thursday that it is recalling more than 300 000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to fix faulty airbag sensors. The automaker said the sensors – which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle – can malfunction and inadvertently cause the side curtain airbag and seatbelt to be activated.…

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Can I convert my automatic to a manual driver’s licence?

Question: I wondered if you could advise on how i would best go about converting my South African automatic driver’s licence to a manual licence? Answer: There is no conversion process for this scenario. In order to obtain a manual licence you will have to obtain a learner’s licence first then apply for a driving…

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A few simple steps can prevent road rage this Easter

Many South Africans will soon found themselves in the confined spaces of their cars  on heavily congested roads across South Africa! We would like to share a few suggestions from the Arrive Alive Road Safety website on how to avoid road rage: 10 POINT PLAN TO AVOID “ROAD RAGE” 1. Forget work or home worries,…

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Truck sales boosted by global demand for commodities

Those sharing the long road would have witnessed a large number of trucks at all the “Stop-and-Go’s” at roadworks across South Africa. This is not merely a perception – Industry experts have revealed that there is a huge demand for trucks – and the mining industry and demand for commodities are directly related to the…

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London Conference to focus on impact of Insurance Telematics

Insurance Telematics Europe 2011 Conference and Exhibition (4th-5th May, 2011, London, UK) will reveal how encourage the mass adoption of Insurance Telematics by exploring and discussing how to create a lucrative and viable business architecture. It will offer the chance for essential partner relations to development by bringing together expert speakers from AVIVA, Allianz, Groupama,…

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Taxi project launched in Gauteng for taxis to go green

The Gauteng government, in partnership with the taxi industry, has launched a R3m pilot project that will see 70 taxis operate on dual-fuel in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. Taxis from northern Pretoria and the East Rand township of Tembisa would operate on liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and petrol, the Gauteng economic development department…

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