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Better roads, safer roads.

15 October 2014

The country's discourse on roads development has been dominated by a single issue over the past five years Ė tolling. But where is the holistic plan for roads development? Why don't we have one? What are the factors that could influence it? How could it work? And what would it cost. These are questions the AA will explore in a three-part series starting this month.

Unroadworthy vehicles contribute to high rate of road crashes press release

10 October 2014

At least seven to ten percent of vehicle crashes are related to defective or unroadworthy vehicles. This was the word from the Automobile Association as it kicked off its Transport Month campaign urging motorists to ensure their vehicles are in a roadworthy condition. All vehicles should be able to pass the roadworthiness test, which is an investigation of basic mechanical safety requirements.. It ensures that the major suspension and driveline components are sound and that the vehicle is generally compliant with traffic law. A vehicle that passes the roadworthiness test is regarded as being safe to use on public roads but a vehicle that is found to be unroadworthy can be impounded by the police.

AA advises on roadworthiness check

02 October 2014

At least seven to ten percent of vehicle crashes are related to defective or unroadworthy vehicles. This was the word from the Automobile Association as it kicked off its Transport Month campaign urging motorists to ensure their vehicles are in a roadworthy condition. All vehicles should be able to pass the roadworthiness test, which is an investigation of basic mechanical safety requirements.

 

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Warning: advanced driving and manoeuvring course

22 October 2014

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has been made aware of an Employment Agreement which is being circulated electronically and which instructs a job applicant for a driver/chauffer job opportunity to undertake an Advanced Driving and Manoeuvring course offered by the AA at a fee.

Fuel price see-saw tips towards motorists

16 October 2014

Based on the mid-month data, the petrol price is heading for a month-end decrease of ten to 15 cents per litre, while the picture for diesel is rosier: an estimated 32 cents per litre decline. Data for illuminating paraffin is also showing a substantial drop of around 27 cents per litre.

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.