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Typical taxi behaviour filmed in Gauteng: Top tips for changing lanes in SA

2017-11-14 10:29

Recklessly changing lanes is not only a source of much frustration on the road it can be a threat to the safety of all road users, as a taxi in Gauteng demonstrates. Here are top tips for changing lanes.

'Quite the surprise' - Family finds huge python curled-up on car's engine

2017-11-11 12:21

The last thing an Australian family expected to find under the bonnet of their car was a massive python.

Defensive driving: SA celebs team with BMW at Zwartkops

2017-11-05 11:15

To raise awareness around road deaths ahead of the festive season, BMW Driving Experience held an event at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West this week to teach attendees advanced driving skills.

'Killing the evil spirit of traffic fines' - This ad pokes fun at SA's Prophet of Doom

2017-10-12 07:58

'When you drink the 95 unleaded it will taste like the sweet wine of glory' - A campaign by the RTIA may well have provoked the ire of SA faith-based groups, as it mocks motorists who seek 'supernatural' methods to resolve traffic violations.

Severe storms lash SA: Your wet-weather driving guide

2017-10-10 09:54

South African has been hit by severe storms this week, with heavy rain and strong winds affecting large parts of Gauteng. Here are some important tips for driving in wet weather.

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology - study

2017-10-05 07:40

A new study says the infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time.

SA's cheapest cars, bakkies to service and repair revealed

2017-10-01 18:34

'If you drive a Toyota Corolla Quest, NP200 or Volvo S60, we have some good news for you,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he comments on the cheapest cars to repair and maintain in SA.

Car insurance claim rejected? Here’s what you need to know

2017-09-22 09:30

Damaged your car? We look at some of the reasons why your car insurance claim could be rejected and how the law is on your side if you're treated unjustly by an insurer.

Checked your windscreen wipers? Summer rains are on their way

2017-09-22 06:50

Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Motor Industry Workshop Association.

MAP: These are the top 20 'killer roads in SA' - RTMC

2017-09-13 12:57

'The following are among routes identified as killer roads in South Africa,' says the RTMC as it lists 20 high-accident roads in SA.

 

Toyota's updated Land Cruiser, top travel tips in SA... 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss

2017-11-12 10:12

From Toyota's new Land Cruiser to holiday travel tips to help you prepare for the SA holiday season, here are 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss.

SA holiday season approaches: 12 essential car travel tips

2017-11-10 11:38

Public schools across South Africa will close for the end-of-year holidays, this means thousands of motorists will undoubtedly be on the roads soon thereafter. Is your car prepared?

'Guaranteed to kill traffic demons' - These road ads poke fun at SA's Prophet of Doom

2017-10-17 09:20

'Guaranteed to kill 99.9% of all traffic demons' - A campaign by the RTIA mocks motorists who seek out prophets and traditional healers to resolve traffic violations.

Twitter fail: Cops apologise for 'insensitive' road death tweet

2017-10-10 11:10

New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an 'insensitive' tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as 'tone-deaf' by social media users.

'Another source of corruption' - Readers respond to SA driver Demerit System

2017-10-05 08:15

'Will lead to more traffic cops extorting money', 'What about rewarding drivers for good behaviour?'... Readers respond to the proposed SA driver demerit system.

Nissan suspected of forging factory inspection documents - reports

2017-10-04 07:40

Nissan factories routinely forged inspection documents for new vehicles, reports said on Wednesday, as a scandal mounted around Japan's second-biggest automaker.

Unpaid traffic fines: RTIA apologises for sms 'communication error'

2017-09-28 09:09

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency apologises for a 'communication error' as it issues sms and email notifications to Gauteng motorists regarding unpaid fines.

Volvo debuts new SA-bound XC40 SUV

2017-09-22 07:42

Volvo expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of the new XC40 in Italy. The new compact premium SUV is set to arrive in SA later in 2018.

So a car crashed into your house? What the law says in SA

2017-09-20 11:17

Hitting another vehicle is one of the most common forms of vehicle crashes in South Africa but what happens if you damage more than just a fellow road user’s car?

These are the tough new safety tests automakers will have to pass - Euro NCAP

2017-09-13 08:30

Pedestrian and cyclist safety, child presence detection... these are some of the new, stringent Euro NCAP safety tests automakers will have to pass.

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