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AARTO not a problem for careful drivers

04 June 2014

All this is good news for drivers who are prepared to tow the line, and they have nothing to fear from AARTO. The AA's view is that the sooner points demerit is implemented, the better. It's time habitual lawbreakers on our roads were shown the door.

No results from 'speed kills' - AA

13 May 2014

Enforcement authorities should move their emphasis from speed to moving violations in order to reduce fatalities and cut the cost of crashes in South Africa.

When will Road Safety and infrastructure get the attention it deserves?

06 May 2014

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2013 report, 1.24 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. The findings of the report indicate that Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 years. These numbers are frightening, considering that many of these crashes can be prevented.


Latest commentary


15 July 2014

Petrol prices could rise by as much as 26 cents per litre at the end of July.

What happens if I crash during a dealership test drive?

28 March 2014

A dealer would have public liability insurance to cover them for any damage that might occur during a test drive. Alternatively the dealer may request a prospective customer to sign an acknowledgment of consent to liability, ie. the customer accepts responsibility should the vehicle be damaged whilst the customer is test driving.

AA Vulnerable road user project handover 2014

24 March 2014

The AA hands over safety kits to bicycle users. In South Africa, many poor or previously disadvantaged people have no option but to use bicycles to commute to and from their place of work.