Discovery Insure advises on Taking steps to reduce the festive season death toll

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 1.3 million people worldwide lose their lives each year to preventable road accidents. Fatigue, unroadworthy vehicles, speeding, faulty brakes, alcohol abuse and a blatant disregard for road rules are just some of the factors contributing to the increase in road accidents and road accident-related fatalities globally. This…

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Gabriel launches 2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme

The success of Gabriel’s shock absorber “2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme” launched nationally for workshops and fitment centers has exceeded all expectations. “Following extensive planning, and a successful pilot programme in partnership with 100 stores over the past few months, the programme is adding value to both consumers and retail stores,” said Sean Staley,…

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Standard Bank People’s Wheel Awards: The People have Spoken

Which vehicle is the country’s most popular? And how do owners of vehicles rate the models they’ve purchased? South Africa’s motoring public knows its wheels – and, for the second year running, the voices of the people have been heard… German motor manufacturers dominated this year’s Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards, filling the majority of…

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Bridgestone worries over Cape Tyre Check

Johannesburg (December 3, 2012) Bridgestone South Africa’s programme of Tyre Check surveys for 2012 wound down with the final event of the year being held in November in the car park of Pick and Pay’s Ottery branch near Cape Town. A total of 1220 tyres on 305 vehicles were checked for condition, tread depth and…

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86 is Australia’s car of the year

Toyota’s “unashamedly focused sports car”, the 86, has been judged the Car of the Year in Australia at the annual Drive awards. The 86 was also named Best Performance Car under $60,000 and it came out tops in the People’s Choice vote. In a first for a petrol-electric hybrid car, Toyota’s Australian-built Camry Hybrid was…

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What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck?

Question: What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck? Answer: In terms of legislation, the act states that any document issued by a competent authority in any country and serving in that country a purpose similar to that of a professional driving…

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Tougher traffic restrictions on young drivers becoming a global trend

Tougher legislation being proposed in the UK by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to tighten up the rules governing younger drivers may present some beneficial ideas for the South African regulators and insurance industry. This is according to Lisa Teixeira at CIB Insurance Administrators (CIB), who says new proposals in the UK include, among…

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Festive season Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance tips

Don’t drive your new car just yet, says Standard Bank Give yourself a New Year present by starting the depreciation of your car only in January If you’re in the market for a new car right now, think carefully about when you drive it off the dealer floor. Glenn Stead, Standard Bank head of Personal…

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Will affordability or emotion decide the 2012 People’s Wheels Award winner?

Thousands of South Africans have cast their votes for their vehicle of the year. Ordinary drivers and members of the public make up the ‘judge’s panel’ for the 2012 People’s Wheels Award, and they will be waiting with bated breath to see the outcome of their voting. Keith Watson, Head of Sales for Vehicle and…

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