Fleet Managers in India look towards vehicle telematics to improve the management of vehicle fleets!

  What do we know about fleet management in India and the development of vehicle and insurance telematics in India? We might argue that we do not know much – but this might soon change! This topic will be discussed in depth at the Telematics for India and South Asia 2013 conference in April. We…

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Greener tyres are child’s play

Johannesburg (November 13, 2012) Greener motoring turned out to be a hit with schoolchildren who attended the most recent Project DAD event on November 6. Project DAD is an ongoing initiative to combat drinking and driving and promote road safety among young people. As part of the activities, tyre maker Bridgestone took along its Ecopia…

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You may get fined for the illegal use of fog lights!

Question: I’d like to find out why nothing is being done in regards to the illegal use of fog lights (and non-standard high power headlamps for that matter) in this country. Nothing is done about this despite being both illegal and dangerous. When I asked a member of the Durban Metro Police why he wasn’t…

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South African owners affected by recall of Jaguar XF sedans

Jaguar is recalling 4195 XF sedans in the US to fix a potential fuel leak problem, according to US safety regulators. According to Lesley Sutton, media affairs manager for Jaguar Land Rover SA, South African customers could be affected. As a precautionary measure the automaker will be conducting a recall on 5.0 petrol-engined XF models…

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Do not assume that your car insurance policy covers hail damage!!

Many might be in for a rude awakening when receiving notification that their car insurance policies do not cover hail damage! The recent hail damage in Gauteng has been extensive and left thousands of motorists with some severe damage. Santam confirmed that the insurer received close to 2000 claims for hail damage to cars and…

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Knowing these road markings can help save a life with increased response time to car accidents!

What are those strange looking signs every few hundred metres to the side of the road? Travelling between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg [and in fact all national roads] you will find these small signs next to the road with some sort of code on them! Most often they are simply in white concrete little pillars or…

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Phoenix car crash down steep embankment leaves 2 injured

Two people miraculously escaped with their lives after their vehicle plunged down a steep embankment in Phoenix this morning. Reports from the scene indicate that the driver lost control of the vehicle while driving along Palmview Drive at around 07h00 this morning. The vehicle left the roadway, went down an embankment and smashed into a…

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