That extra drink could give not only a fine and a headache but a criminal record too!!

Question: May you kindly clarify this for me. If the court fines you R2000 for driving under influence of alcohol, doe’s it mean you have a criminal record? Thank you for always assisting. Kind regards Mpho Answer: Sorry to have to be the bearer of sad news but yes you do have a criminal record.…

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New Toyota Yaris seeks maiden win on Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

  The South African Rally Championship moves to the Western Cape this weekend for the first time this year for the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, the second of the two rounds of the eight-event championship sponsored by Toyota South Africa Motors. It will also mark the sixth national championship outing of the all-new Toyota Yaris…

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Castrol Team Toyota edges closer to second successive cross country title

  Anthony Taylor/Dennis Murphy (Toyota Hilux) 1st overall and in class SP Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota Hilux) 2nd overall and in class SP Johan and Werner Horn (Toyota Land Cruiser) 1st in class D Toyota win manufacturers’ team prize   Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy (class SP Castrol Team Toyota Hilux) scored their fourth successive…

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Ecopia Tyre Gets Damage Guarantee

Bridgestone has reminded drivers that all its environmentally-advanced Ecopia passenger tyres are now sold with a free Tyre Damage Guarantee. The Guarantee was previously only available on Firestone passenger tyres, but was extended to the Ecopia range in late July 2013. Bridgestone Promotions Manager, Jan Maritz, said that the Ecopia guarantee is identical to its…

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Growth in new vehicle sales coming under pressure

Competition between manufacturers plus flexibility in structuring finance agreements buoying vehicle sales 2 September 2013: The South African automotive industry recorded a decline in new vehicle sales for August, showing a 0.3% contraction compared to August 2012. From a year to date perspective the growth rate has receded from 6.9% recorded in July 2013, down…

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Where can I find learner’s licence material for heavy vehicles?

Question: I am writing my Heavy Vehicle Learners, There is no information on the rules of the road for these vehicles. Please can you help me obtain this information? Answer: The learner’s licence material for heavy vehicles is included in the Learner’s Licence Study Manual on the Topscore CD. It is not in a separate…

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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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