Latest press releases
Get home safely after school holidays16 July 2015
Be vigilant and patient, especially in difficult driving conditions Heavier than normal traffic is expected on major routes in the next few days as holidaymakers from around the country return home after the July winter holidays. Inland and coastal schools resume on Monday, 20 July, for the third term after closing on 26 June. The Automobile Association (AA) has cautioned motorists to be vigilant, patient and to obey the rules of the road when driving home.
Possible fuel price relief, but AA cautious15 July 2015
Further instability in Rand/dollar exchange rate could offset possible drop Current data is predicting a drop in fuel prices in July, but the Automobile Association (AA) has advised against premature celebrations. "The good news is that preliminary data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) for the middle of July is showing firm reductions in international petroleum prices," the AA said.
Withholding licence discs is unlawful08 July 2015
Automobile Association says licence discs cannot be refused for outstanding e-tolls News that a Pretoria resident was told by licensing authorities that he could not renew his vehicle licence disc because of non-payment of outstanding e-tolls, is concerning. The Automobile Association (AA) is warning motorists that there is no requirement as yet to pay outstanding e-toll fees before renewing a vehicle licence disc.
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.
More fuel price relief30 January 2015
Fuel prices will be substantially lower in February. This is according to the Automobile Association's analysis of the Central Energy Fund's unaudited fuel price data at the end of January.