Chrysler recalls 150,000 trucks and SUVs

Chrysler recalled nearly 150 000 trucks and SUVs on Thursday to address problems including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall. Chrysler Group LLC is conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems, which were posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The first recall covers about 22 000…

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Motorists should THINK before they overtake!!

Unsafe or illegal overtaking is contributing to many fatal road crashes. Every time we read a report in the media about a head-on collision, we ask the question – but why were these vehicles in the same lane? Except for the few occasions where a person might have lost control or where he swerved to…

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Increase your visibility to reduce road crashes

In South Africa an alarming number of road fatalities are the result of crashes into pedestrians. Both pedestrians and motorists should be held responsible – pedestrians,often intoxicated, for walking on the road surface and motorists for not slowing down in areas where they should expect to find pedestrian fatalities. We often find that motorists shrug…

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Does Car Insurance cover engine fire?

Yesterday, the day after Christmas, I travelled from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn and saw in the distance thick white smoke with traffic coming to a near standstill. On approaching the cause of the congested traffic my heart went out to a gentleman standing next to a vehicle that suffered severe damage from engine fire! I…

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Beijing limits vehicle registrations to reduce traffic congestion and pollution

On the 23rd of December we posted a story on the Road Safety Blog titled Vehicle navigation and car insurance can reduce both travel time and CO2 emissions. This post focused on the need to reduce CO2 emissions – and how vehicle navigation and insurance can help to reduce these CO2 emissions. I have come…

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Vehicle checks reveal alarming number of non roadworthy vehicles

Vehicle checks across South Africa have revealed that there are alarming numbers of vehicles on our roads that do not meet the requirements of roadworthiness! Information revealed on the 22nd of December: Almost four million vehicles and drivers have been stopped and checked, and more than 1.5 million fines issued for various traffic offences across…

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Protect lives by driving safely near the scene of an accident

Earlier this month 2 paramedics attending the scene of an accident were added to the long list of December road fatalities.It is especially sad when those who try to save lives are themselves threatened by irresponsible driving behaviour of motorists near accident scenes! The first hour after an accident is known as the Golden Hour…

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