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Be safe on the roads this easter

16 April 2014

Last year over the Easter holiday period, 28 March to 1 April 2013, 241 people were killed on South Africaís roads. This figure went up from the 217 lives lost in 2012 and 151 in 2011. As with the December holidays, the expected high volume of traffic over the Easter Holiday period will bring with it an equally high number of road accident fatalities.

Drivers - the privileged minority

28 March 2014

If there's one thing we can say about ourselves as drivers it's that our expectations of other drivers are high. We expect flawless driving, 100% road worthiness and absolute dedication to road safety from others. But our own bar is usually set somewhat lower. After all, we're good drivers, aren't we?

How to avoid risky behaviour on wet roads

10 March 2014

With recent changes in our weather patterns and flooding due to heavy rains across the country, all road users need to be extra vigilant and patient on the roads. Poor visibility and reduction in road holding are some of the biggest problems.

 

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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.

National flood warning

10 March 2014

Further heavy rains and localized flooding expected to persist in places over the north-eastern and eastern parts of South Africa. During the past week, the north-eastern parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains which led to flooding in many places.