ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR SAFETY

These are the tricks car tyre dealers use to get you to spend more cash

2019-08-04 07:22

The margins on selling tyres aren't that great, so salespeople will push to replace rather than repair – and all too often will tell tall tales about insurance requirements and safety, all to get you to spend more than necessary on your wheels.

62 facts about car seat safety you may not know but really should

2018-12-07 10:33

93% of South Africans aren’t strapping in their kids even though a car seat reduces the risk of your child dying by up to 71%. Strap your child in every single time – no matter what!

Technology is better than ever yet thousands are killed in car crashes every year

2018-05-02 07:50

Modern vehicles now boast a number of safety features, including blind spot monitoring, and emergency braking yet thousands are killed in crashes each year.

New Vantage, crazy Macau crash... top 6 Instagram posts of the week

2017-11-24 12:47

What a week it's been in the automotive industry - Uber is facing yet another scandal, the new Aston Martin Vantage was revealed and BMW's new X3 made its local debut.

Car safety firm agrees to pay hefty Competition Commission fine

2017-10-09 15:37

Autoliv, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of car safety systems, has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R150m for contravening the Competition Act.

New car seat safety harness in SA 'could be harmful' - Wheel Well

2017-06-05 07:30

'When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem extremely expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative,' says Wheel Well's Pennie Mars as she warns of a new product available in SA.

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.

Ford recalling nearly 32 000 vehicles for airbag defect

2017-03-03 08:18

Ford is recalling 31 867 vehicles because airbags may not inflate properly. The maker of the defective airbags? Embattled supplier Takata...

Harsh truth: Here's why you as a parent should buckle-up your child

2016-10-21 08:59

Are you one of those parents that fail to buckle up your kids? This is why you should stop those bad habits and start caring about our child's safety.

Vehicle maintenance in SA: 7 essential checks

2016-04-20 14:11

From oil leaks to battery charge... with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring. Here are 7 essential car maintenance checks.

 

WATCH: Want the safest car for your family? Here's how Euro NCAP crash testing works

2019-03-26 10:34

Since 1997, the European New Car Assessment Programme has tested all cars on the market for safety - we take a look at how it works.

Here's how your car could be much safer with the ‘Safer Choice Africa’ award which encourages safety

2018-05-02 14:11

Global NCAP is launching its new 'Safer Choice Africa' Award to encourage automakers to achieve the highest levels of safety performance.

X-Class bakkie, Jaguar E-Pace and more... watch 8 vehicles crash tested

2017-11-30 10:45

It's been busy November for Euro NCAP’s car safety experts - eight vehicles tested achieved 5 star ratings including the SA-bound Mercedes X-Class bakkie.

Ford to combat drivers using a cellphone while driving - the 'phone box'

2017-11-09 10:17

Ford and Brake are joining forces to launch a new campaign to tackle one of the biggest causes of crashes on the road - using a cellphone while driving.

SA car theft: Here's how to prevent your car from being stolen

2017-07-05 12:53

Car theft is still one of the three biggest vehicle crimes in South Africa, and according to South African Police Services and various car tracking companies, the numbers increase each year.

WATCH: Here's how you can avoid a hijacking situation

2017-05-19 06:30

Being observant of movements in and around your surroundings, especially when on way home, could save you and your family from falling prey to hijackers.

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.

Euro NCAP awards 2016's 'Best in Class' cars

2016-12-15 12:29

Vehicle safety rating agency Euro NCAP awarded ‘Best in Class’ to three cars that pushed the boundaries of standard safety equipment in their particular segment.

Don't slam the door or this Nissan's airbags might inflate?

2016-10-05 07:08

The US government is investigating complaints that side airbags on some Nissan Versa cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed too hard.

Buckle up baby: Car seats now with Uber SA

2016-02-10 10:44

Introducing UberFamily.

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