Weekend Warrior initiative launched for 4×4 enthusiasts

Control Instruments-Automotive has launched Weekend Warrior, an initiative for 4×4 enthusiasts to become members of a weekend club. Members will participate in weekend outdoor activities across the country and become members under the Weekend Warrior banner. Members will be invited to attend Weekend Warrior events with special privileges and access to VIP areas. “To become…

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Gauteng Roads and Transport to sign memorandum of understanding with South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB)

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Vadi will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the delegation from South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB). The Directorate Motor Vehicle, Driver Registration and Licensing has identified a need to investigate the ever increasing fraud and corruption in the motor vehicle registration, driver licence testing and vehicle road worthiness…

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Is it illegal to use the cellular phone when stationary at traffic lights?

Question: Would it be illegal to use my phone to do social media or take photos when the vehicle is stationary at an intersection? Answer: Yes, the regulation states you may not hold your phone in your hand while driving. Sitting at an intersection is still considered driving. This will include performing any actions such…

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Toyota ups the ante with new-look Yaris

Toyota’s upgraded Yaris will embark on a new era when it is released onto the South African market during the second half of this year. The images released today reveal a model which delivers greater emotional appeal by sporting Toyota’s signature front-end design, imbuing the newcomer with a more contemporary “family look” evident in cars…

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Be safe this Easter holiday – road safety tips for a safer journey!

South Africa has one of the highest road death rates in the world with almost 32 deaths per 100 000 people. That translates to at least 1 200 people dying on our roads every month – and alcohol remains a major factor, with statistics from 2013 showing that the death toll caused by drunk drivers has increased…

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New-Look Quantum Means Business

  New look front and rear New interior features All-new Crew Cab variant   One van, so many combinations… No matter what your transport needs are the hard-working Toyota Quantum range delivers the goods, offering the perfect business solution, whether you require a load-lugging panel van or an executive shuttle. Available in three body styles…

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Two suspects arrested in Johannesburg CBD, accomplice sought after attempted smash and grab and robbery

Johannesburg Central Police arrested two suspects between the age of 32 and 34 for armed robbery, assault GHB and malicious damage to property at corner Rissik and De Villiers Street on the 12th of April 2014 at 22:00. It is alleged that three suspects robbed a 39-year-old female at corner Rissik and De Villiers Street…

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Do not believe those who say speed entrapment may not be from “behind” you!

Question: “I heard that officials are not allowed to point equipment and “catch” speeders from behind? Can you confirm that, or is it just a fable?” Answer: I can confirm that this is indeed a “fable”, actually, it is utter nonsense.  As a matter of fact, the vast majority of speed prosecution by camera or otherwise…

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Dashboard camera captures taxi driver crossing intersection on the red light!

A friend to the Arrive Alive online road safety initiative shared a video from his dashboard capturing taxi driver recklessness at an intersection. It is often alleged in the media that some of these drivers appear to have their own set of rules of the road. In this photos the taxi driver clearly crosses the…

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