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Defensive driving courses a possible path to cheaper car insurance for young drivers

Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) has advised young drivers to consider taking defensive driving courses and to build a safe driving history in order to benefit from low premium rates for vehicle insurance. Gari Dombo, MD for AFI says insurance companies generally classify young drivers as high risk due to their lack of motoring experience, and…

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Is a person with UK learners licence allowed to drive in South Africa, if accompanied by a qualified driver holding a full UK licence?

Question: Is a person with UK learners licence allowed to drive in South Africa, if accompanied by a qualified driver holding a full UK licence. Answer: Yes section 23 of the NRTA does allow it as long as the driver is not transporting persons for reward. It must be in one of the official languages,…

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MiWay keeps you in the loop of vehicle repairs with AutoWatch

Innovative short-term insurer MiWay has made its claims process even more user-friendly with the launch of the AutoWatch system from Audatex. The service improves communication between panel beaters and MiWay customers, keeping customers informed, in real-time, on the progress of their car repairs. “Accidents happen and are very often a stressful time,” says Max Huggins,…

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Where should a six(6) months child be seated in a bakkie with two(2) seats and armrest in the middle?

Question: Where should a six(6) months child be seated in a bakkie with two(2) seats and armrest in the middle? Answer: If your bakkie is certified to carry two persons, as it seems it is, then a child seat should be fitted to the passenger seat and restrained with the seat belt. The sad fact…

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Toyota’s next generation Corolla revealed

The next-generation version of the world’s and South Africa’s best-selling four-door sedan – the Toyota Corolla – has been revealed today in two distinct guises on two continents. A Corolla sedan exhibiting European style was unveiled in Istanbul, Turkey, while another version, with a markedly different frontal design, debuted more than 10 000km away in…

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R1 million shortfall jeopardizes eToll court challenge

In April 2012, OUTA interdicted the introduction of eTolls and again in January 2013, won the right to have their case heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). These critical victories ensured that motorists around the country were saved from paying eTolls and more importantly, sets the scene for OUTA’s ultimate intention, to prevent…

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Alexander Forbes advises motorists to take care when purchasing a used vehicle

Johannesburg, May, 2013 – Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) is advising purchasers of used vehicles to take special care not to pay an inflated price when purchasing and highlights the importance of insuring for the correct values. They recommend checking the Trans-Union Auto Dealers’ Guide, to assist in determining a fair price of a used vehicle…

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When may I legally drive inside the yellow lane on the shoulder of the road?

Question: Please could you provide me with some information with regard to the use of the Safety Shoulder/Emergency Lane on national roads. I have always used the lane, when safe to do so, to allow faster traffic to pass when necessary.  Before doing so I will always ensure that I can see sufficiently far enough…

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