Toyota recalls another 1.7m vehicles worldwide

Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide, bringing its total for recalls to nearly 16 million since late 2009 and dealing a blow to its efforts to restore its reputation for quality. Although the situation is different from last year, when Toyota attracted intense scrutiny from U.S. safety regulators…

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Effective driving could reduce car insurance costs and much distress!!

I could not resist using this photo of a traffic officer which appeared quite a while ago in “Die Burger” newspaper. Most people would use this photo in a story about traffic enforcement or speeding fines. I would rather like to reflect on another aspect – responsible driving and avoiding heavily congested roads. In recent…

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Damage from seawater might be difficult to explain to your car insurer

Some vehicle claims are easier to explain to the car insurance company than others!! It is best accepting that insurance is not meant to provide cover for blatant stupidity…Vehicle owners have to take reasonable steps to protect their insured vehicles!! Leave driving on seasand for 4×4 vehicles and trained 4×4 specialists!! Also view: 4×4 Sand…

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How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid?

Question: How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid? Answer: This question has been referred to the Experts from Justice Project South Africa. We would like to share the response from Justice Project South Africa: “There is ongoing and prolific confusion about this issue, mainly caused…

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Pothole Brigade to fix reported potholes

Potholes have caused endless frustration for drivers across South Africa! The Arrive Alive website and this Blog have received numerous emails reporting potholes and as many requests about how the public can claim for the damage caused by potholes! The car insurance industry has now joined the battle against potholes with Dial Direct partnering in…

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