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Datsun GO gets extra drive from strong history in SA

The strength and association that motorists have with their favourite brands depends largely on their memories associated with a name and the iconic status they have achieved – all aspects that have helped Datsun re-enter the South African market and immediately gain acceptance of their new Datsun GO. So says Des Fenner, General Manager of…

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Are law enforcement officers exempt from wearing seatbelts? NO they are NOT!

Question: Good day, According to your website, “Wearing seatbelts is the Law for all vehicle occupants!” Ninety percent of laws are put in place to prevent one person from illegally taking another’s property, unlawfully causing bodily harm or death by one person on another etc. etc. Since the promulgation of this law and until today,…

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AA entrusted to tow Lamborhini from Bloemfontein to Umhlanga

The Automobile Association has a long history of assisting South African motorists when they are stranded and need help. But did you know that the AA also assists those who are not stranded? Early on Thursday morning, one of the AA’s Super tow trucks assisted Cape Town-based luxury car dealership Crossley & Webb move a…


GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

The best technician in the country was announced amid loud applause last night during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards. Govender Dharmalingum (52) of South Coast Motors in Kwa-Zulu Natal scooped the first prize after showing his technical prowess and problem solving skills during four gruelling rounds of the competition.…


MerSETA backs SATMC tyre safety training

South African roads will soon be safer thanks to a financial boost from the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA). The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), representing all four South African Tyre Manufacturers –Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Sumitomo – has received financial backing from merSETA to provide traffic officers…


What do the Rules of the Road stipulate about securing a load on your vehicle?

Well known presenter Mark Pilgrim shared with Arrive Alive on Twitter an image captured on his dashcam of a load falling from the back of a vehicle: Caught on my dashcam on M1 South. What happens when you don’t lock you cargo down. (@_ArriveAlive @FatalMoves) — Mark Pilgrim (@MarkPilgrimZA) September 4, 2015   We…

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Cross-Country Championship title within reach of Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie

Castrol Team Toyota’s Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie have an opportunity to clinch the 2015 Donaldson Cross-Country Championship this weekend, when they line up for the Vryburg Endurance – Round 5 of the six-round national championship. The pair have won all but one round of the championship this year, though they also won the…