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Highway driving Ė a few tips from the AA20 February 2017
Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers. When the weather is bad, as it currently is over many parts of South Africa, some drivers become anxious, and seem to forget the basics of highway driving. According to the Automobile Association (AA) drivers who are anxious, or drivers who disrespect the rules of the road, cause problems for other drivers.
Mixed fuel price bag as oil, Rand tussle Ė AA15 February 2017
Unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) reveals a standoff between rising international petroleum prices and a stronger Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which described the current fuel price outlook as a mixed bag.
Hijackings and smash-and-grabs Ė the AA gives a list of doís and doníts14 February 2017
Hijackings, and smash-and-grab incidents, can occur anytime, and anywhere. Recent reports suggest an increase in both these classes of attacks. The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists to be vigilant while driving, and to ensure they take responsibility for their own, and their passengersí safety.
Buying another car? Read this first06 January 2017
Maybe itís a son or daughter going off to university who needs a reliable set of wheels. Maybe itís a mom who needs a more dependable ride. Maybe itís a family getting a second car for the first time. Whatever the reason, there are thousands of new and used cars being sold at this time of the year.
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.