Bridgestone worries over Cape Tyre Check

Johannesburg (December 3, 2012) Bridgestone South Africa’s programme of Tyre Check surveys for 2012 wound down with the final event of the year being held in November in the car park of Pick and Pay’s Ottery branch near Cape Town. A total of 1220 tyres on 305 vehicles were checked for condition, tread depth and…

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86 is Australia’s car of the year

Toyota’s “unashamedly focused sports car”, the 86, has been judged the Car of the Year in Australia at the annual Drive awards. The 86 was also named Best Performance Car under $60,000 and it came out tops in the People’s Choice vote. In a first for a petrol-electric hybrid car, Toyota’s Australian-built Camry Hybrid was…

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What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck?

Question: What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck? Answer: In terms of legislation, the act states that any document issued by a competent authority in any country and serving in that country a purpose similar to that of a professional driving…

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Tougher traffic restrictions on young drivers becoming a global trend

Tougher legislation being proposed in the UK by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to tighten up the rules governing younger drivers may present some beneficial ideas for the South African regulators and insurance industry. This is according to Lisa Teixeira at CIB Insurance Administrators (CIB), who says new proposals in the UK include, among…

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Festive season Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance tips

Don’t drive your new car just yet, says Standard Bank Give yourself a New Year present by starting the depreciation of your car only in January If you’re in the market for a new car right now, think carefully about when you drive it off the dealer floor. Glenn Stead, Standard Bank head of Personal…

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Will affordability or emotion decide the 2012 People’s Wheels Award winner?

Thousands of South Africans have cast their votes for their vehicle of the year. Ordinary drivers and members of the public make up the ‘judge’s panel’ for the 2012 People’s Wheels Award, and they will be waiting with bated breath to see the outcome of their voting. Keith Watson, Head of Sales for Vehicle and…

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Fleet Managers in India look towards vehicle telematics to improve the management of vehicle fleets!

  What do we know about fleet management in India and the development of vehicle and insurance telematics in India? We might argue that we do not know much – but this might soon change! This topic will be discussed in depth at the Telematics for India and South Asia 2013 conference in April. We…

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Greener tyres are child’s play

Johannesburg (November 13, 2012) Greener motoring turned out to be a hit with schoolchildren who attended the most recent Project DAD event on November 6. Project DAD is an ongoing initiative to combat drinking and driving and promote road safety among young people. As part of the activities, tyre maker Bridgestone took along its Ecopia…

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You may get fined for the illegal use of fog lights!

Question: I’d like to find out why nothing is being done in regards to the illegal use of fog lights (and non-standard high power headlamps for that matter) in this country. Nothing is done about this despite being both illegal and dangerous. When I asked a member of the Durban Metro Police why he wasn’t…

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