De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz Regain 4th Place In Dakar Rally

Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz of the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar team showed once again on Wednesday’s 231-kilometre stage 10 between Iquique and Antofagasta in Chile that they were the only petrol-engined 4×4 to take the fight to the turbo-diesel Minis in this year’s Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile. The…

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Four suspects arrested after car chase and shootout – stolen vehicle recovered in Ulundi

Yesterday afternoon, 10 January 2014 at about 16:00, Ulundi TRT, Ulundi Public Order Police and neighbouring stations were patrolling at Ulundi area when they saw a suspicious looking vehicle with five occupants. The members tried to stop it but the driver sped off. A chase was ensued and it is alleged that the suspects started…

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Marathon Effort Sees Toyota Imperial Hilux Pickups Ready for Shipment to Dakar Rally in South America

Toyota Motorsport South Africa has won the first 2014 Dakar Rally battle by meeting the SAA Cargo deadline on Friday for delivery of the two Toyota Imperial Hilux double cab pickups that will contest the 9 500-kilometre 14-day marathon race in South America in January. The precious cargo, together with six tons of spare parts…

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What should I do with kids in the car when changing a tyre next to the road?

We recently spent some time compiling a section of content on the Arrive Alive website with the heading “Changing a tyre next to the side of the road”. One of the aspects briefly referred to is the importance of not changing the tyres with adults inside the vehicle. This however also begs the question of…

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Crash stats in National Parks down with tyre and vehicle safety training by Bridgestone

Comprehensive tyre and vehicle safety training has slashed the rates of disabling injuries due to vehicle crashes involving employees of the South African National Parks Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP). Disabling injuries have dropped significantly since the 2011 rate according to Bridgestone Training Manager, Mickey Von Maltitz. “SANParks approached Bridgestone for help in managing their vehicle…

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SA Insurance Association raises concerns about prohibition on using parts from vehicles that are declared unfit for use

Insurance Industry and its customers to be negatively affected by the proposed change regarding the use of second hand vehicle parts “The proposed regulation that the parts of a Code 4 vehicle may not be used to build or repair other motor vehicles, will have severe unintended consequences to both the insurance industry and its…

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Female driver causes havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre at Nelspruit

Earlier today witnesses were present when a lady caused havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre in Nelspruit. She managed to cause damage to 2 other vehicles and even the plants in the vicinity were not spared. This raises serious concern as to how some road users have managed to become licensed drivers! A…

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Alexander Forbes advises motorists to take care when purchasing a used vehicle

Johannesburg, May, 2013 – Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) is advising purchasers of used vehicles to take special care not to pay an inflated price when purchasing and highlights the importance of insuring for the correct values. They recommend checking the Trans-Union Auto Dealers’ Guide, to assist in determining a fair price of a used vehicle…

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