Latest press releases
Urgent action needed to address road safety in South Africa – AA30 November 2015
Government and road users must take accountability South Africans have again ended another disastrous weekend on the country’s roads with one incident alone claiming the lives of 19 people in Westonaria in Gauteng. The human cost of these crashes is immeasurable and requires urgent action.
Slight fuel drop as oil price battles Rand – AA26 November 2015
Petrol is set for a drop of approximately six cents a litre for unleaded 95, and two cents a litre for 93. The price reduction for diesel is expected to be two to four cents a litre, with illuminating paraffin down by a cent, according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
Automobile Association welcomes commitment from Transport Minister on road safety25 November 2015
Opportunity there to reduce road deaths if commitments are met Following the Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil last week, which the Automobile Association (AA) attended, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters’ committed her department to nine key areas of improvement for road safety in South Africa. The AA welcomes this announcement.
Alcohol: Reaching the unconverted03 November 2015
Throughout this year, we've focused on alcohol and driving. We've looked at the scale of the problem and delved into the way alcohol affects driving. And in this conclusion to our three-part overview of the issue, we ask a single question: is there a way South Africa could take the message of sober road use to such a diverse selection of drivers as ours?
Safe and snug with new seat laws01 July 2015
Many innovations in road safety in South Africa have been recommended by the Automobile Association, sometimes decades before they were implemented. Did you know, for instance, that the AA called for a points demerit system for South African roads as early as the 1960s? One of the things we have focused heavily on over the years is improved safety for children in cars, and with the new child seat legislation having taken effect two months ago, we'd like to re-inforce why we think it is such a good idea, and outline what still needs to be done.
AA cautions on negative fuel price data17 February 2015
The months-long downward trend in fuel prices has reversed sharply in February. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data issued by the Central Energy Fund.