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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Steering wheel glitch cause of worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles for Nissan

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micracompact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan’s No.2 automaker said on Thursday. Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as…

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BMW recalls 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa for airbag problem

BMW is recalling about 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa because of an airbag problem that prompted five other major automakers to recall a total of 3.4-million vehicles. The affected vehicles were made during 2002/03. A BMW SA spokesperson said customers would be contacted within the next month as a precautionary measure. ‘SUPER…

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You simply cannot go without car insurance considering these dangers on our roads!

The Arrive Alive website received the following request for assistance: Could you please forward this email to someone who is a Road Safety Professional who could assist me by expressing an opinion regarding the safety of the public based on the photos below. We requested more info on specifics with regards to location and are…

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