How to stay safe in the rain: Top tips for wet weather driving

While insurance helps sort out the aftermath, when it comes to car accidents, prevention is always far better than cure. When it rains, the chances of an accident increase owing to decreased visibility and slippery roads – and with most accidents caused by driver behaviour, how you drive has a direct influence on your safety…

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How will new legislation address the issue of parking license disks for the disabled?

Question: My sister has contacted the local municipality responsible for issuing Disabled License Discs.This is a renewal not a new application, she was told that they would have to print the registration of her vehicle on the disc, and they are not allowed to issue more than one disc per person for any other vehicles.…

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Opel bags Euro NCAP Advanced reward

New Opel safety technology debuts in new ADAM in South Africa 05 DECEMBER 2014 – Opel has been awarded a Euro NCAP Advanced reward for forward-thinking vehicle technology. The award is only bestowed upon carmakers who make new safety technologies available which demonstrate a scientifically-proven benefit for consumers and society. “The Reward is an extremely…

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Four suspects arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery, hijacking and possession of unlicensed firearms

Earlier today, Tuesday 4 November 2014, Gauteng Police have arrested three suspects for Armed Robbery, Hijacking and the Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. The suspects are all between the ages of 25 and 30 years old and will appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court soon. It is alleged that two police officers were approached…

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Vehicle sales decline in November despite marginal improvement of 0.9% year on year

  “New car sales for the month of November 2014 show a marginal improvement of 0.9% year on year. Passenger vehicles continue to show strain as evidenced by the latest figures. This is anticipated to continue through 2015” [Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance – Personal Markets] General Comments on…

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Bricks fall off building crashing onto cars in Durban

Two vehicles have been badly damaged after bricks fell from a building in Vic Embankment before Gardiner Street in Durban around 4pm today. Rescue Care paramedics as well as Durban Fire Department and SAPS Search and Rescue responded to reports of a building collapsed in the CBD today. Paramedics arrived on scene and feared the…

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Statement by Honda Motor Southern Africa Safety Recall – Driver’s Airbag

Further to the Takata airbag recall earlier this year, Honda will as a precautionary measure, recall a small number of potentially affected 2004 Jazz and 2012 – 2014 Brio vehicles, in order to replace the driver’s SRS airbag module. In certain vehicles, the driver’s SRS airbag may deploy with excessive pressure during an accident which…

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Make festive season car buying a happy occasion to take you into the New Year

It is natural to think about the joys of starting the New Year in your dream car when your bank account is filled with an end-of-year bonus. However, is it advisable to buy a brand new or pre-owned car during the festive season? Yes, as long as you carefully consider all the options available. “The…

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