ARTICLES RELATING TO DRIVERS

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 15:15

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?

UK worries about old folk on roads

2014-03-06 15:30

The UK Department for Transport may consider relaxing the age at which drivers must renew their licence from 70 to 80, reports road safety charity Brake. Good idea - or not?

Fines for parents: Readers respond

2014-02-11 09:24

A survey of more than 4000 drivers has shown that parents who ignore road laws during the chaotic pick up/drop off of children at schools should be punished. Wheels24 readers respond.

Mind the gap: Pothole app in the works

2013-12-27 11:30

While South Africans still dodge potholes on local roads, the UK government has funded the development of an innovative smartphone application allowing the public to report damaged roads and mark them for other road users.

Hulk, Massa for Lotus hot seat

2013-10-11 08:31

F1 drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa are the front-runners to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus in 2014 but the team must first secure fresh investment.

Top 10 bad driving habits

2013-09-25 12:11

Driving too close to another vehicle, not indicating before turning, stealing a parking slot... we list 10 awful road rage-inducing driving habits. And they're official...

Battle on for SA kart finals

2013-09-20 04:35

The Engen Supa Kart series finals are looming and the young karters are ready to give it horns.

Kimi still an option for McLaren?

2013-08-28 08:58

McLaren considered signing Kimi Raikkonen in 2012 but there have been no talks - so far - with its former driver since, reports team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Drugs and drivers: Doping in F1

2013-08-12 08:58

Even Formula 1 isn't immune to drug abuse. An expert says drivers used Alzheimer's medication to enhance their memories of circuit layouts.

Driver behaviour: Learn from ants?

2013-07-19 09:10

Back in 2008, Author Tom Vanderbilt published a book dealing with the idiosyncrasies of drivers. Vanderbilt suggested we could learn from "the world's best commuters" - army ants.

Button: We gambled...and lost

2013-06-21 14:25

Jenson Button has given up claiming the 2013 Formula 1 title but says McLaren could still achieve race wins as the sport heads to England for the British GP.

SA drivers: Shock survey result

2013-04-30 09:37

Highest in breaking the rules of the road but tops in checking their tyres... a global survey of young drivers reveals some startling statistics about SA's young drivers!

Lauda vs. Hunt: The movie

2013-04-09 13:33

Formula 1 fans rejoice! The heated 1970's rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda has been retold by Hollywood. Check out the upcoming movie 'Rush'. VIDEO

Traffic fines to your inbox?

2013-03-04 09:36

Traffic penalties could make their way to your computer/smartphone inbox if draft South African legislation becomes reality.

Tipsy drivers got tow home

2013-01-03 10:44

Now here's a pro-active move to get “Home Safe” - the American Auto Association offered tipsy New Year celebrants a safe, and free, ticket to ride.

'Smaller cars for young drivers'

2012-10-10 12:23

Wheels24 reader Mahomed, responding to our youngsters to start driving earlier report, believes young drivers should not be allowed to buy or drive performance vehicles but "rather stick to 1.1 to 1.6 engines".

 

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 10:35

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?

UK worries about old folk on roads

2014-03-06 13:57

The UK Department for Transport may consider relaxing the age at which drivers must renew their licence from 70 to 80, reports road safety charity Brake. Good idea - or not?

Fines for parents: Readers respond

2014-02-11 09:00

A survey of more than 4000 drivers has shown that parents who ignore road laws during the chaotic pick up/drop off of children at schools should be punished. Wheels24 readers respond.

New faces for 2014 Citroen WRC

2013-12-10 09:31

Briton Kris Meeke and Norwegian Mads Oestberg will be Citroen's main World Rally championship drivers in 2014.

Driver herd-mentality in action

2013-10-10 11:52

A video shows how one impatient driver irresponsibly drives through a red traffic light – a common occurrence. Incredibly, not one but FOUR drivers follow suit. Watch drivers exhibiting the herd mentality!

Top 10 bad driving habits

2013-09-25 09:30

Driving too close to another vehicle, not indicating before turning, stealing a parking slot... we list 10 awful road rage-inducing driving habits. And they're official...

US kissing off car love affair?

2013-09-02 09:53

The average distance drivers cover in the US has dropped and one expert believes the open road is no longer the pathway to freedom it once was. Is America's love affair with cars over?

Drivers at fault for 'Lycra louts'

2013-08-21 08:47

Drivers should always be blamed after colliding with a bicycle – even if the cyclist caused the incident by running a red traffic light, at least according to a proposal in England.

You a stomper, a pumper? Sies!

2013-08-01 08:05

Stompers, pedal-pumpers and tailgate Charlies… millions of drivers use their brakes in potentially dangerous and infuriating ways, according to a study. What’s your "braking personality?" Tell us!

Road safety: Take your seat

2013-06-28 12:30

The correct seating position could mean the difference between minor injuries and tragedy during a crash, writes Fleet Magazine.

Reader responds: Young SA drivers

2013-05-02 08:29

Wheels24 reader FIONA SEEDAT says she’s not surprised young South African drivers fared poorly in a recent global road behaviour survey.

Free cars for 'Barely Legals'

2013-04-12 07:41

Texting while driving, swearing at other drivers, driving while drunk... the UK authorities are probing the BBC reality show 'Barely Legal Drivers'.

Car SA kids' ticket to freedom

2013-04-09 07:36

Young South African drives see owning a car as a true sign of independence according to a survey. Most say they use their ride to de-stress and escape from their folks...

Life ban for drunk drivers?

2013-01-04 08:14

Christmas road death stats report that, so far, 1279 people have died on SA's roads since December 1, 2012. Now the IFP wants drunk drivers banned - for life.

2013 F1 drivers - so far

2012-12-19 11:45

Formula 1 teams have for the most part named their primary drivers for the 2013 season which will begin in March of 2013. Take a refresher course...

75 000 licences cancelled in past 5 years

2011-12-29 16:14

More than 75 000 licences have been cancelled in the past five years and more than 3 000 have been suspended, says the transport department.

 
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