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Top safety holiday tips

2014-12-15 00:35

Ready to hit the long road for the holidays? Here's a great list of tips with everything you need to know.

5 tips for selling your car

2014-11-06 00:00

It's time to bid farewell to the old skadonk. Follow these tips to ensure a smoother process.

Readers: 4x4-ers threat to Cape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:35

‘Heavy fines should be imposed', ‘Control the issue, not a blanket ban', ‘My rights taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to claims that 4x4's are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches - report

2014-10-08 15:37

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

Booze and pot bad for teens in various ways

2014-09-03 14:24

Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.

Bicycling the 'happiest' form of transport

2014-06-04 14:27

A study found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling, compared to any other mode of transportation.

Laser track: Ken Block vs SA racer

2014-05-30 14:42

SA's Adrian Zaugg, a Lamborghini test driver, took on stunt master Ken Block in an epic vehicular light show. Did we mention Block's Fiesta leaps over an Audi R8?

Laser track: Ken Block vs SA racer

2014-05-30 10:57

SA's Adrian Zaugg, a Lamborghini test driver, took on stunt master Ken Block in an epic vehicular light show. Did we mention Block's Fiesta leaps over an Audi R8?

Hilarious! Boy sleep drives his toy car

2014-05-22 12:42

Watch this adorable boy sleep drive his toy car.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:15

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 11:24

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

HIV may affect older patients' driving skills

2014-04-07 15:05

A test has determined that older people with HIV may have compromised mental skills that could affect their driving ability.

Time for action on older drivers?

2014-03-27 15:20

Worrying about an elderly relative driving? 42% of Britons polled are concerned about their older relatives getting behind the wheel.

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.

Irresponsible parents ‘drive me mad’

2014-02-11 08:58

Wheels24 reader CARA WOOLLACOTT believes the rules of the road should be enforced not just outside schools during drop-off/pick-up times but in general in SA.

Men with ADHD need medication when driving

2014-01-30 12:39

According to a Swedish study, adult men with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may avoid traffic accidents if they take their prescribed medication.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 08:41

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

World-first: 100 self-driving Volvos

2013-12-02 13:38

100 self-driving cars are about to be set free on Swedish roads in the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving project - 'Drive Me'.

Push for anti-drunk driver tech

2013-11-15 14:38

Collision avoidance, seat belt interlocks and alcohol detection systems... The US government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk.

'Helpful' car tips fire gender row

2013-10-31 08:49

‘Don’t wear high heels while driving, don’t panic if you’re going the wrong way...' Beijing Police have released 'helpful tips for female drivers' but few drivers are convinced as the tips are discriminatory.

SA's team of road-death busters

2013-09-20 09:05

A team of experts has been assembled to help the South African government halve the 14 000 annual road-death toll by 2020, national transport minister Dipuo Peters has announced.

Drinking affects people's views on drunk driving

2013-09-13 09:04

People who believe it's wrong to get behind the wheel while drunk may change their minds after actually becoming intoxicated, a new study suggests.

 

Get there alive: Top safety tips

2014-12-09 13:32

Ready to hit the long road for the holidays? Here's a great list of tips with everything you need to know.

Readers: Off-roaders a threat to beaches?

2014-10-09 08:55

‘Heavy fines should be imposed,’ ‘Control is the issue, not a blanket ban,’ ‘my right as been taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to a report that claims off-road vehicles are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:15

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

Check: Are you a perfect driving 'mate'?

2014-09-24 05:37

'Most women want the perfect guy to be able to change a wheel, 43% one who can afford to fill her car with fuel.' Two of the results from a light-hearted survey on 'what women want'.

Many teens on phone with parents while driving

2014-08-11 10:56

Many parents aren't really aware of how dangerous it is for their teen to answer a cell phone while driving.

SA's best drivers: Top province named

2014-07-10 07:33

South Africa's best drivers can be found in the Western Cape but Gauteng is a close second, according to an insurance company's road-safety report.

Laser track: Ken Block vs SA racer

2014-06-02 07:21

SA's Adrian Zaugg, a Lamborghini test driver, took on stunt master Ken Block in an epic vehicular light show.

Laser track: Ken Block vs SA racer

2014-05-30 12:00

SA's Adrian Zaugg, a Lamborghini test driver, took on stunt master Ken Block in an epic vehicular light show. Did we mention Block's Fiesta leaps over an Audi R8?

Driving alone is dangerous, so make sure you follow these safety tips

2014-05-29 13:58

Making long trips alone can be a real blast, but can also be a little scary, especially at night. Here's what you can do to help keep yourself safe.

Car crash risk tends to go up during pregnancy

2014-05-13 14:31

Experts said they cannot tell why, but findings suggest women should be especially mindful about safe driving when they're in their second trimester of pregnancy.

Serial texter mows down cyclist - 'doesn't care'

2014-04-17 07:38

A learner driver in Australia has had her licence revoked and issued a R44 000 fine after hitting a cyclist while texting behind the wheel. Her response to police: 'I just don’t care..'

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:04

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks.

Are you fit to drive?

2014-04-08 14:44

Many medical conditions can impair your ability to drive safely. When are you no longer fit to drive?

Hands-free cellphones don't make driving safer

2014-04-03 16:06

The US National Safety Council found that using a hands-free device while driving is no safer than using a hand-held phone because both are a distraction.

Time for action on older drivers?

2014-03-27 10:21

Worrying about an elderly relative driving? 42% of Britons polled are concerned about their older relatives getting behind the wheel - though were unlikely to do anything about it.

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.

Car drivers often unaware of motorcycles

2014-01-31 15:03

Many car drivers who have just crashed into a motorcycle claim they didn't see the other vehicle.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 11:31

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

Advanced driving for SA youngsters

2013-12-03 09:33

Shock-absorber manufacturer Monroe has launched an advanced driving school specifically for younger drivers. Watch the video to see how they handled it!

Push for anti-drunk driver tech

2013-11-19 11:30

Collision avoidance, seat belt interlocks and alcohol detection systems... The US government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk.

#Look, no hands: Car selfie craze

2013-11-04 10:37

What could be more distracting than texting while driving? A reckless trend has gripped Instagram as drivers post ‘selfies’ taken at the wheel. Toyota released an advert ‘Don’t shoot and drive'.

Getting gramps out of his Ferrari

2013-10-24 10:59

Telling someone he/she is too old to drive calls for a difficult conversation… Here’s how to encourage the elderly to give up their ticket to freedom, in a nice way.

Cruise control: Long-run danger?

2013-09-18 13:16

Cruise control helps reduce speeding but at the cost of alertness on a long journey, a study has found.

Mellow music may stave off road rage

2013-09-02 07:31

Tune in to some mellow music in the car and there's a chance you'll be less susceptible to road rage, researchers claim.

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