Hijackings and smash-and-grabs – the AA gives a list of do’s and don’ts

Hijackings, and smash-and-grab incidents, can occur anytime, and anywhere. Recent reports suggest an increase in both these classes of attacks. The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists to be vigilant while driving, and to ensure they take responsibility for their own, and their passengers’ safety. “The most important thing to do is be informed of…


Where is the best and safest places for petrol-heads and speed lovers to meet?

Being a “petrol-head” is commonplace for many South Africans. With two particularly stellar race tracks, Killarney in Cape Town and Kyalami in Johannesburg, South Africa is able to keep car enthusiasts enthralled. There are many different motor shows in and around the country and no matter whether you’re into technologically advanced, exotic, luxury rides or…


Hijack awareness campaign held at Vosloorus

Vosloorus SAPS in partnership with VCPF, VCPF Patrollers, EMPD, Ekurhuleni Traffic Wardens and the Department of Community Safety Traffic Wardens held a Hijacking Awareness Campaign at hijacking hot spots, road intersections and at Chris Hanni Crossings Shopping Mall to make the community aware of the escalating cases of hijacking reported in the area. Initially, local…


Lucky escape after apparent hijacking.

Fortunately, no-one sustained any injuries after an apparent hijacking which ended in Pretoria Road in Kempton Park. ER24 paramedics were called to the scene along Mooirivier Road in Kempton Park for a two-vehicle collision. Upon arrival, paramedics found only one vehicle on the scene. Apparently, the second vehicle had fled the scene. Fortunately, no-one sustained…

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Fuel hike clipped as Rand rallies – AA

Fuel prices will increase in February, but not by as much as expected, after the Rand staged a comeback against the US dollar in late-January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “International oil prices remain near their…

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What are the Steps for Scrapping a Vehicle?

Reg 55.       Procedure if motor vehicle becomes permanently unfit for use as motor vehicle (1)     If a motor vehicle becomes permanently unfit for use as a motor vehicle, the owner of such motor vehicle shall— (a)     notify the title holder forthwith thereof; (b)     within three months after the date on which such motor vehicle has…


Suspension of 70 testing officials in Johannesburg should only be the start – AA

The Automobile Association (AA) welcomes the suspension of 70 officials at six vehicle testing centres in Gauteng for corruption. This is an important development in making roads safer in South Africa. “Many problems associated with road safety begin and end at the licencing centres. Various administrations in the transport department have expressed concern about rampant…