Latest press releases
Warning of heavy weather along N3 route22 July 2016
The Automobile Association (AA) is warning motorists travelling to KwaZulu-Natal from Sunday to Tuesday to take extra care as heavy weather is expected on sections of the route.
About-turn for fuel as oil, dollar cool - AA15 July 2016
South African fuel users are set to reap a welcome benefit courtesy of Rand strength and oil weakness in the wake of the United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union.
Where is AARTO?08 July 2016
18 years later and South Africa still no closer to implementation Following years of planning, and pilot projects, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) was expected to be implemented from 1 April this year. However, the implementation of this system has again been delayed, a delay that is doing more harm than good, the Automobile Association (AA) said.
Can you legally tow? Itís not as simple as you think05 July 2016
School terms across South African end on 24 July, and this will undoubtedly lead to a massive increase in traffic on the countryís roads. Many families will be using this break to go on holiday, taking their trailers, boats or caravans with them. But, unbeknownst to many of them, is the fact that their current driving licences may not be legal to tow these trailers.
Distracted driving still a problem04 May 2016
Do you talk or text on your cellphone while driving? How about eating, fixing your tie, or putting on make-up. These are all activities that divert your attention from the road, and can be potentially deadly. Distracted driving remains a problem in South Africa, and will continue to remain so into the future unless drastic action is taken. And, although that action needs to come from officials, more importantly, it has to start with a change of attitude among drivers. In April, the Automobile Association (AA) hosted an event in Johannesburg to test driverís ability when they are distracted.
Go on holiday with the AA Winners30 April 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the Go on holiday with the AA giveaway. We hope that you enjoy your prize!