Increase in Vehicle sales in South Africa during August

Vehicle sales improved in all segments in August, rising by 11.1% to reach 51 436, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reports. “August 2011 aggregate industry domestic sales had improved by 5 144 units or 11.1% to reach 51 436 vehicles from 46 292 vehicles sold during August last year. Total…

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Contacting a lawyer is often the only way to solve a dispute about a car insurance claim!!

There are always 3 sides to a story – the one side, the other side and the truth!! How does this impact on my expectations that my car insurance claim will be settled and the damages to my vehicle paid? There is most often not a simple answer to this question. We would like to…

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Justice Project South Africa advises on emergency medical response vehicles and driving within the law

The Arrive Alive road safety website received an email from a medical doctor asking for information on how to register a vehicle for medical response purposes. We shared information from Werner Vermaak of ER24 in a Blog Post titled “What is the process to register a vehicle for medical response purposes?” We would also like…

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Is the Gautrain changing travel patterns and car insurance needs?

On Carte Blanche on Sunday there was a small documentary on the ease and speed with which commuters can travel from Pretoria to the JSE in Sandton JHB by using the Gautrain. A comparison was made between the time and travel of driving with a Porche and travelling by train. It appears that many people…

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How do I ensure the tyre pressure reading at the filling station is correct?

Question: I’d like to enquire as what regulations are enforced to verify the accuracy of tyre pressure gauges at petrol garages across South Africa? This was brought to my attention this morning, in Cape Town, when I went to check up my local BP. The readings indicated 3.9 bar on my front tyres and above…

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