Top 10 motoring stories of the week

2017-04-22 06:00

It has been a frantic week in the motoring world with some rather exciting events taking place, such as the car-smooching competition, Ford's new limited Ranger bakkie and a look at Michael Schumacher's tv ad filmed in SA in 1998...

Horror crash: F1 drivers rally to support teen racer who has legs amputated

2017-04-20 07:50

Lewis Hamilton has rallied to support teenage British racing driver Billy Monger who had both legs amputated in a horrific high-speed crash.

WATCH: Ouch! Head-on crash with a taxi

Watch the moment an Australian taxi driver isn't paying attention to oncoming traffic and crashes heavily into an SUV. Ouch!

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WATCH: Oh no! Dodge Viper crashes at Cars and Coffee

An over-zealous driver of a Dodge Viper crashed his car into a tree outside a Knoxville’s Cars and Coffee event. Warning: video contains explicit language.

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US pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

2017-03-31 10:22

An analysis of preliminary state data shows US pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6000 deaths in 2016 - the highest total in more than two decades.

WATCH: Driver overtakes unmarked cop car... in left turn only lane

An Australian motorist is hit by instant Karma when he commits a traffic transgression in front of an unmarked police car. It has to be the easiest pull over of that policeman's career.

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WATCH: Driver pulls crazy move while on phone

A bizarre moment in Australia was captured on dash-cam as a driver busy talking on his phone performs a crazy u-turn manoeuvre and crashes into the rear of a bakkie.

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Distracted driving: Curbing road deaths with car tech

2017-03-08 11:06

'Automakers need to figure out how to avoid accidents resulting from things like driver inattention', says Joseph Noland, senior vice president of vehicle research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

WATCH: Smashed-up taxi spotted driving along a SA freeway

A taxi in horrendous condition has been spotted driving along a South African freeway.

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WATCH: Joburg taxi skips red traffic light, smashes into car

15 people were injured during a horrific crash between a taxi and a car at an intersection in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

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How dangerous airbags can find their way into used cars

2017-04-20 08:18

The near-death of a woman in a US crash has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road.

WATCH: SUV uses Mini as launch pad in highway crash

We're not sure what this Mini driver was attempting by slowing down in the extreme right lane of this Australian freeway but the sudden braking caused an SUV to crash into its rear.

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WATCH: Tornado flips car in Louisiana

A small but mighty twister rips through a parking lot in Lafayette, Louisiana. Watch the white car in the back of the lot. The video was published on April 4. No injuries were reported.

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I think you broke the car Dom! 'Fast and Furious' damages will make you cringe

2017-04-03 07:05

Insane stunts, crazy crashes, wrecked supercars... Ahead of the eighth installment, we list the cost in damages inflicted by the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise.

Huge bike crash: This is why you should check your blindspot

'If it wasn't for the biker it would have been me who would have hit the car,' a motorist captures the moment a rider collides with a car resulting in a huge crash.

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More than 30 cars involved in Chicago pile-up

2017-03-15 14:05

Illinois State Police say snowy weather conditions caused two crashes on a Chicago expressway that involved a total of 34 cars.

Driver hits accelerator by mistake, lands SUV on rooftop

2017-03-13 10:32

CCTV footage captures the moment a driver accidentally hits the accelerator of his Honda CR-V instead of braking and ends up landing on a rooftop. Watch the insane clip!

Flooded roads in SA: Here's how to escape from a sinking car

2017-02-22 12:31

Picture this: you've crashed into a river, your car's filling with water, children are panicking... Would you know what to do? Here's how to survive...

EFC trainer Anthony Kettle in nasty head-on crash

2017-02-15 10:19

Mixed Martial Arts trainer, Anthony Kettle, walked away from a very nasty head-on collision in Parklands, Cape Town.

WATCH: BMW M6 driver ploughs through concrete wall

CCTV footage from a Johannesburg housing estate captured the moment a BMW M6 driver lost control of the powerful coupe and veers into the intercom pole and smashes through a security wall. The uploader has removed the video from YouTube, we are

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