Honda recalls 172,000 crossovers, luxury sedans over concern with door latches

Honda is recalling 172,000 crossovers and luxury sedans due to a problem with the vehicles’ door latches that could cause a door to come flying open while driving. The recall impacts two of the maker’s newest models, the redesigned 2012 CR-V crossover-utility vehicle and the all-new Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan. It’s the latest in a…

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Ban on driving 4×4 vehicles on the beach to remain

A ban on driving 4×4 vehicles on beaches will not be reconsidered, The Star newspaper reported on Tuesday. “Neither the prohibition nor the restriction of the recreational use of vehicles is currently being reconsidered due to the positive impact it is having on the ecology of the South African coastal zone,” Water and Environmental Affairs…

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Alert about Car theft through VIN number duplication is a hoax!

The Arrive Alive website received an email during the past week alerting the public to a “new method to steal cars. We would like to share this email: “Please share this information with your family, friends and clients… VIN NUMBER – WARNING! So simple, I would have NEVER thought about someone doing that!!!! Here is…

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The All-New Toyota 86 -Yours for under R300 000

Toyota South Africa Motors has just announced prices of one of the most eagerly awaited cars, the all-new Toyota 86, which officially debuts locally with the standard model on the 16th  July.  This will be followed shortly by two high-spec versions later in the month. With a starting price of just R298 500 (incl. VAT) for…

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Woman trying to hide affair with false hijacking claim now faces criminal courts!

A woman who claimed she had been hijacked to cover up an alleged affair with a younger man has been charged with perjury. The 63-year-old woman from Letlhabile cannot be named as she has yet to appear in court. Pretoria Central spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Poortman said the woman reported the hijacking at the Letlhabile police…

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Is there a regulation stipulating that mirror extensions must be fitted when towing a caravan?

Question: Is there a regulation stipulating that mirror extensions must be fitted when towing a caravan? Will a rear view camera fitted to the caravan be an acceptable alternative? Answer: The regulation states that you must be able to see the traffic behind you in a rear view mirror. It does not specify extension mirrors…

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Advanced tracking and fare collection technology installed in 3000 taxis in KZN

Approximately 3000 taxis will be equipped with state-of-the-art electronic fare collection in Kwazulu Natal. JSE-listed DigiCore Holdings, owner of Ctrack, today announced that it had concluded an agreement with Translog Management (Pty) Ltd, which will see the roll-out of its TAP-I-FARE™ electronic fare collection solution into approximately 3000 taxis over the next two years. The…

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