Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – December 2012

We would like to share comments from Sydney Soundy – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle Asset Finance Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash only has one version that includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana):  Sales Performance Summary – AMH:   General comments on 2012 NAAMSA vehicle sales numbers: Despite subdued economic growth…

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Video shows the 4×4 enthusiast how not to approach a water crossing!

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed this link to how a 4×4 vehicle should not be undertaken! Click to view On the Arrive Alive website we have information on how this should have been done as well as a comprehensive guide to 4×4 vehicle safety. View: Also View: 4×4 Off-Road Driving Techniques…

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Justice Project says Road Law enforcement in South Africa is a monumental failure

With the 2012 “festive season” road death toll set to spiral to 1,600 or more by the time the count is officially stopped on 10 January 2013, South Africa is facing a record high in fatalities this season. It has also been stated by Collins Letsoalo of the RTMC that during this period, some 12,000…

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What are the rules of the road on quadrucycles?

Question: Hi there,maybe your orginization can help. I want to purchase a a 4 wheeled pride mobility colt plus mobility vehicle\scooter. According to the supplier,no licence is required to use it on a public road is this correct? Where can i obtain the relevant information regarding the use of such a battery powered vehicle on…

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New Bridgestone 4×4 series for 2013

Johannesburg (December 18, 2012) Bridgestone South Africa’s 4×4 Fundi Challenge will be known as the Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge from 2013. This was announced today by the Challenge’s organiser, Daniel Barbosa. “We’ve decided on a change in focus of the Challenge, from individuals representing themselves and certain clubs to a more direct club focus,” Barbosa…

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Fortuner 2.5 D-4d – The Automatic Choice

More and more people are seeing the value of driving an automatic. No more lumbering around, depressing the clutch and tiring yourself out before you even reach your destination. Tagging onto this momentum, Toyota has added an ‘entry-level’ auto to its ubiquitous Fortuner line-up. The new 2.5 D-4D auto slots in just above the 2.5…

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Anti-Tolling Commentator slams E-tolling verdict

Long time anti-toll activist Rob Handfield-Jones has said he ws astonished by the decision of the North Gauteng High Court to allow e-tolling of the Gauteng freeways to proceed. “Last year, Judge Bert Bam of the same court found that SANRAL was not only obliged to consider the National Environmental Management Act, but had failed…

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Discovery Insure advises on Taking steps to reduce the festive season death toll

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 1.3 million people worldwide lose their lives each year to preventable road accidents. Fatigue, unroadworthy vehicles, speeding, faulty brakes, alcohol abuse and a blatant disregard for road rules are just some of the factors contributing to the increase in road accidents and road accident-related fatalities globally. This…

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Gabriel launches 2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme

The success of Gabriel’s shock absorber “2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme” launched nationally for workshops and fitment centers has exceeded all expectations. “Following extensive planning, and a successful pilot programme in partnership with 100 stores over the past few months, the programme is adding value to both consumers and retail stores,” said Sean Staley,…

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Standard Bank People’s Wheel Awards: The People have Spoken

Which vehicle is the country’s most popular? And how do owners of vehicles rate the models they’ve purchased? South Africa’s motoring public knows its wheels – and, for the second year running, the voices of the people have been heard… German motor manufacturers dominated this year’s Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards, filling the majority of…

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