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Fuel for speculation

04 August 2014

The implication is that the fuel price is decided by a politically-connected bureaucrat who is expected to meet a long-term government price rise goal. Or, in a more sinister vein, that the fuel price is manipulated to shape public opinion according to the political needs of the government of the day. Fuel price conspiracy theories have been abundant since back when a three-cent per litre rise in the fuel price was enough to cause social unrest. But they are difficult to believe, because the structure of the fuel price is far more transparent than most conspiracy theorists are comfortable with.

Defuse errors to curb ‘road rage’

31 July 2014

Simple tips can prevent a minor traffic event from escalating into an incident of so-called road rage. This is according to the Automobile Association, which said drivers should not over-react to minor traffic events.

AA Logbook

25 July 2014

With tax season underway the Automobile Association has presented a new travel log tool called AA Logbook to assist drivers in logging travelling more effectively and accurately. The new travel management system will come in handy for tax payers and drivers in general who need to keep a detailed account of their travelling.

 

Latest commentary

Conditions ripe for fuel price relief

18 August 2014

Substantial drops in fuel prices are on the cards. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on the unaudited fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund on August 15.

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.