The importance of driver etiquette in an emergency situation

Scenario: An eight year old child just had an asthma attack and cannot breathe. While the life of the child hangs in the balance, an emergency response unit is fighting through peak hour traffic to get to the child’s home. Every second they are delayed means another agonising second ticks by while a child is…

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FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Africa Selection 2015 gets underway

The FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Africa Selection for 2015 is currently taking place at Amanzingwe Conference Centre and the Gerotek Vehicle Testing Facility near Broederstroom west of Pretoria. 18 Participants aged between 16 and 25 from 12 countries including two from South Africa have gathered for a three day regional test and training…

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Hidden cam in truck shows why you should never allow hitchhikers in your vehicle!

We would hereby like to share very important info from a group on truck hijackings! We always warn motorists and truck drivers not to provide a lift to hitchhikers. Even though the guys and girls pleading for a lift next to the roads may appear to be presentable and kind, the reality of crime in…

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Volvo Cars reveals the all-new Volvo XC90 R-Design

Volvo Cars has released the first images of the R-Design version of the all-new Volvo XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look. “R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and…

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Survey finds Although Price Matters, Brand Reputation is Important for Low-Cost Vehicle Purchases

One in every three South African owners rated price as the most important purchase decision influencer, according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos. Price is followed by brand reputation, with roughly 16% of car owners placing great importance on the latter aspect. This indicates that although price matters; vehicle quality, pre- and post-sales service…

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The Rhino Orphanage campaign joins horns with Race the Rhino MTB for World Rhino Day 2014

In less than a week, like-minded people and organisations across the globe will raise their voices against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn by hosting events, shows and a variety of other creative initiatives for World Rhino Day on 22 September. First Car Rental’s ‘Post Your Selfie & Win’ charity campaign in…

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Safety requires that we slow down and not swerve to hit or miss animals on our roads

Every year, thousands of animals, including birds and reptiles are killed on South Africa’s notoriously dangerous roads due to vehicle collision with animals. Colliding with wildlife is likely to cause significant harm to the driver, passengers, animals and the vehicle,yet evidence from a recent Endangered Wildlife Trust(EWT)study reveals that some drivers may in fact deliberately…

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Toyota consolidates Championship lead on Vryburg 450

Second place in Production Vehicles for Taylor/Murphy Third place in Production Vehicles for Kock/Burger First in Class S for Venter/Van Aardt Second in Class S for Visser/Le Roux Seven Toyota Hiluxes in Top Ten Manufacturer’s Award The Vryburg 450 – spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa, which took place on 12 and 13…

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Dynamic world début of the new Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach

As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race – that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car this evening, the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction. None other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand…

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Three suspects arrested for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million

The Electronic Crime Unit of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), the Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North…

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