Hit the road - safely

2014-05-07 15:23

Do these 12 things and you stand a good chance of not becoming one of the many accident statistics on the roads.

5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-08 10:42

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday...

Holiday horror: 855 killed on SA's roads

2013-12-27 07:52

Since the start of December 2013, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 crashes in South Africa, reports the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

EC, WCape taxis 'speed, ignore rules'

2013-12-23 09:52

Taxi drivers covering long distances "do not adhere to speed limits, are often ignorant of the 100km/h speed limit for taxis and drive faster if they are not the owners of the vehicle," according to research by Stellenbosch University.

Win with Wheels24: R20 000 in prizes!

2013-11-26 09:32

Tyres, shock absorbers, batteries… Wheels24 is giving away more than R20 000 in prizes this holiday season. Enter now and stand a chance to win!

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!

Reader: Hummer killer's offer

2013-04-24 06:28

Wheels24 reader FIONA SEEDAT says "absolution cannot be bought" as Hummer killer-driver Indi Hamalindi Chiyabu offered victims' families R700 000 in compensation.

R277-million Cape road upgrade

2013-04-15 11:09

The department of transport and public works has undertaken a R277-million upgrade of the Southern Cape road system - the Gansbaai-Bredasdorp Project.

BMW hits the SAC again wth X4

2013-04-05 09:52

BMW's done it again! yet another niche carved in its crossover SUV line-up. Take a close look with us at the X4 concept! GALLERY

Govt goes to war on bad driving

2013-03-15 13:37

Speeding, dangerous overtaking, fatigue... safety on the road over the Easter break has a lot more to do with a driver's attitude than simply making sure your vehicle is road-trip ready.

2013 Volvo XC70 - ruggedly posh

2013-02-21 08:15

The 2013 Volvo XC70 - the redesign has produced rugged sophistication for all-terrain adventures

Reader: New car, poor tyres

2013-02-05 16:45

Readers say... Chris believes that automakers and dealers should end the "dangerous practice" of supplying "sub-standard spare wheels".

Cosatu to protest N4 toll fees

2013-01-24 12:19

Cosatu will stage a protest at the Swartruggens toll plaza in North West on Friday, Janaury 24 as the group demands fees of R71 for a standard vehicle be reduced to R20 or be scrapped entirely...

AA sets SA driver challenge

2013-01-23 09:06

With the hope of reducing road deaths, the AA has a set challenge for all SA drivers in 2013. Here are the rules...

Fed-up pensioners fix ECape road

2013-01-22 11:59

Pensioners in East London fixed a 2km section of damaged road after the municipality failed to do so, reports the Dispatch Online.

Cape's R50000 fine-free reward

2013-01-21 09:44

Minister of transport and public works Robin Carlisle, will be awarding two Western Cape drivers their share of a R50000 "fine-free" prize.

Reckless M5 drifts through traffic

2013-01-18 09:05

Watching a BMW M5 drift around a racetrack is breathtaking but performing the same stunts in traffic is reckless and irresponsible as one driver shows.

Reader's ride: VW Passat 1.8 TSI

2013-01-14 14:15

Reader Conrad Smith claims his 2011 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI DSG is “not boring at all”. Read his review of his trusty “long-distance, relaxed cruiser”.

'Operation Escargot' hits France

2013-01-11 09:59

Thousands of French taxi drivers have clogged the country's streets to protest against deregulation proposals they fear will cut into their business. Commence "Operation Escargo-not!"

Reader: Ban drunk drivers

2013-01-04 11:59

Reader RIEKIE believes drunk drivers pose a danger to all road users and agrees with the Inkatha Freedom Party's call for a life ban on guilty drivers.

Reader: E-tolls? No way!

2012-11-13 12:52

"A rip off, daylight robbery, an insult to road users..." are some of terms Reader Desiree Campbell uses to decribe the coming e-toll system.

Reader: Driving is a paradox

2012-10-24 11:45

Reader Tyron Louw, about to complete his Masters of Science degree in Ergonomics at Rhodes University, explores the paradox of driving.

Union to protest against tolls

2011-04-14 13:45

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union says it will hold a march in Johannesburg to protest against tolled roads.


5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-08 13:00

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday keeping your cool behind the wheel is critical. 5 tips for dealing with road rage!

5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-07 13:57

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday keeping your cool behind the wheel is critical. 5 tips for dealing with road rage!

Carlisle: WCape road deaths drop

2013-12-24 08:06

The Western Cape has recorded 100 road deaths in December 2013 compared to 153 during the same period in 2012, reports transport and public works MEC Robin Carlisle.

Video: Russian road explodes

2013-11-28 08:03

South Africans travelling this holiday season might have to contend with the scourge of potholes. In Russia however, the roads are out to get you as a dash cam shows the moment a street erupts. Watch the crazy video!

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.

New GL in SA - classiest 4x4xfar

2013-04-26 07:17

New exterior design, lighter and loads of tech, Mercedes-Benz' new GL has arrived as the classiest way to bundu bash across SA!

Pirelli drop soft tyres for Bahrain

2013-04-16 14:10

Formula 1 tyre suppliers Pirelli have decided against using soft tyres at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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'.

Video: Nissan GT newbies crash

2013-04-03 12:26

'Professional drivers in training', having graduated from PlayStation to "real world" driving, take their toll on Nissan’s 370Z cars at the 2013 GT academy. It's Nismo's crash compilation.

SA-bound JCW Paceman unleashed

2013-02-28 09:49

Mini adds a seventh model in its John Cooper Works range with the performance version of its Paceman. Check out the 160kW JCW Paceman headed for South Africa!

Video: EU demands 'quiet' cars

2013-02-07 09:57

Cars in Europe should become quieter to protect public health, according to a draft law approved by the European Parliament on February 7 2013.

Merc banks on Hamilton, Rosberg

2013-02-05 08:09

Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn says Lewis Hamilton is a "fantastic replacement" for retired F1 driver Michael Schumacher.

Rage rage sparks mass riot

2013-01-24 10:36

Police in Azerbaijan report that a mob in a central town torched a hotel and several cars in a rampage provoked by a minor vehicle collision.

AA sets SA driver challenge

2013-01-23 07:34

The number of lives lost on South African roads during the festive has reached 1475. In the hopes of reducing road deaths, the AA has a challenge for all SA drivers, here are the rules...

Traffic cops using hired cars

2013-01-22 09:10

The National Intervention Unit, tasked with reducing road deaths in SA, is relying on hired vehicles, which are not equipped to deal with traffic officers' duties.

Cape's R50 000 fine-free reward

2013-01-21 09:01

Minister of transport and public works Robin Carlisle, awarded the first recipient of the Safely Home Road Safety Reward campaign with their share of a R50 000 "fine-free" prize.

Reckless M5 drifts through traffic

2013-01-17 09:46

Watching a BMW M5 drift around a racetrack is breathtaking but performing the same stunts in traffic is reckless and irresponsible. Watch a driver power his way through a European city! VIDEO

Readers respond: Licence ban?

2013-01-14 14:09

We asked you to respond to the Inkatha Freedom Party calls for a lifetime licence ban for drivers guilty of drunk-driving on South Africa's roads. Read Wheels24 readers responses...

Cap'n Slow slams 'Twitbook, FaceTube'

2013-01-11 09:09

'Top Gear' TV presenter James May has blamed 'Twitbook' and 'FaceTube' for ruining the element of surprise on the show. He even predicts that camera-happy fans will take over production.

SA driver habits revealed - survey

2012-11-14 09:53

85% of drivers sing in their cars, 11% got engaged in a vehicle... South African drivers reveal how affectionate they are to their rides, according to a new survey.

EU rolls out tyre labelling

2012-11-05 11:03

A new Euroopean Union regulation will be implemented in November 2012 requiring all new tyres sold in Europe to be labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise.

SA: Home of sleeping policemen

2012-10-24 08:32

SA's traffic cops sleep from 10pm-6am, except in the Western Cape, Road Traffic Management Corporation acting CEO Collins Letsoalo has revealed.

Buckle up!

2009-11-19 13:30

It only takes a few seconds, but it can save a life.

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