Research reveals that satellite navigation systems need to keep it simple for drivers

It appears that technology is often developing too fast for the human brain – and so too for the average driver! We now find the best navigation systems in our cars and our handheld devices -but can we understand what to do and are we capable of doing that? A regular visitor to the Arrive…

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Even the most skilled bikers should not neglect safety on the road!

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed the above photo with the title “Bikers who can…”” along with the following description: NEW 8-SEATER MPV!! Fresh air ventilation system One-wheel drive Economical 250 cc motor A bit tricky when cornering Easy entry and exit! Made in Taiwan Of concern should however be the lack…

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Obey the 100km/h permit on public transport and midi-bus vehicles!

Question: I have the following question that I hope you can help me with. We have a mining site in Alexanderbaai but most of staff stay in the Kimberley region. We have our own Iveco bus that transports our own staff from Kimberley to Alexanderbaai and back every week. The Iveco bus can transport 22…

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Follow this checklist to avoid tyre failure on the road

Yesterday we shared a story titled “N3 Taxi tyre blow out causes crash” on the Accidents Blog. Terence Teixeira from the Matrix Road Safety Association, said nine of the occupants of the taxi sustained moderate to severe injuries and were transported to hospital. No other vehicles were fortunately involved in the collision. Teixeira warns motorists…

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What is the difference between a mini circle and a standard roundabout in the Pretoria area in Gauteng?

Question: Please can you define the diference between a mini circle and a standard roundabout in the Pretoria area in Gauteng? Is it in the diameter only or any other method? If so please could you give me the diameters of both mini and standard. Are there any other ways to define the difference between…

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Imperial iPledge Campaign encourages safety at Top Gear Festival in Durban

Durbanites are revving their engines to welcome the Top Gear Festival, powered by Shell V-Power from 16-17 June at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. And while Jeremy and the Boys get ready to burn rubber and perform the crazy stunts for which they are [in]famous, IMPERIAL I-Pledge, the event’s official corporate social investment partner, prepares to…

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What does the law say about visibility through the back window of a motor vehicle?

Question: I branded a clients vehicle which included a one way (contravision) print on the back window, Toyota Tazz. This is common practice and does not obscure the drivers vision. on his way to George he was stopped in a road block where one of the officers promptly informed him that the print was illegal.…

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iWYZE to provide free breathalyzer facility at Old Mutual Concert in the Park

The Old Mutual Concert in the Park at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Krudersdorp this weekend is special for a number of reasons. Firstly it features SAMA-multiple winner Zahara that will be performing. Secondly Old Mutual iWYZE will offer a free breathalyzer facility that enables music lovers the opportunity to check their own blood…

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