Road Safety Suggestions from a former Civil Engineering Technician

I have had forty years of experience as a Senior Civil Engineering Technician designing, constructing and maintaining roads. I have driven extensively in South Africa and in other countries and have observed driver behaviour as related to road conditions for many years. Many South African drivers tend to blame the taxis for our high road…

Buckle Up

If your truck has a seatbelt fitted you should wear it!!

Question: Please advise me whether the driver of this vehicle (Kia- 2.7 workhorse) is required to wear a seat belt whilst driving. Regulation 216 in the Act is not as specific regarding the category of vehicle required to be fitted with seat belts. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Answer: If there is a seatbelt…


All-New Ford GT Earns the 2016 Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance

The 2017 Ford GT has earned the Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) in conjunction with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. The Ritvo honors the best in design in the automotive world, whether it’s a concept car, production vehicle, a…

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Personal safety doesn’t end at home – Consider and prepare for all situations while driving

Many South Africans go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their personal safety in their homes. This includes alarm systems, high-voltage fences, armed response, and guard dogs. But, said the Automobile Association (AA), personal safety in the car is often neglected, placing motorists and their passengers in danger. “Whether you are going on a short trip…


Epic battle for victory among Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crews in Secunda Rally

1st overall for Leeroy Poulter/Elvéne Coetzee (Toyota Yaris S2000) 2nd overall for Giniel de Villiers/Carolyn Swan (Toyota Yaris S2000) 3rd overall for Ernie van der Walt/Gerhard Snyman (Toyota Yaris S2000) 1st in Class S1600 for Guy Botteril/Simon Vacy-Lyle (Toyota Etios S1600) The second Secunda Motor Rally, round 3 of the 2016 South African National Rally Championship, turned into an…


Police from Mothutlong and Mmakau arrest suspects and recover stolen vehicle

On 19 May 2016, the police in Mothutlong and Mmakau arrested two suspects aged 27 and 33, for possession of suspected stolen goods, a vehicle and cellphones. This is after the police who were in an operation acted on a tip-off and nabbed the suspects at Extension 2, Mothutlong. The suspects were found in possession…

Delaership maintenance

What should I be aware of with dealership service and maintenance costs?

The car-dealer-versus-independent-service debate is one that has taken place for as long as many motorists can remember. Although scores of drivers opt for the independent operator on a cost basis after new-car guarantees and service plans have expired, there is much to be said for staying with a dealer for long-term maintenance, asserts Des Fenner,…


Ford Ranger Expands Line-up with New 2.2 TDCi Automatic

The successful Ford Ranger, which has been the top-selling light commercial vehicle in South Africa on seven occasions in the last 13 months, will receive a trend-setting model expansion in July. This will be spearheaded by the option of Ford’s sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission on the 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi models for the first time. “The…