Latest press releases
Visibility campaign reaches more than 25k commuters22 August 2017
From the end of June, when the campaign began, to the beginning of August, teams of #ISeeYou representatives spoke to 25 846 commuters at nine taxi ranks throughout the county in Gauteng, the Eastern and Western Cape, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga.
Action needed to deal with PPU drivers17 August 2017
The crash on the M1 south in Gauteng, involving vehicles from the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU), or so-called Blue Light Brigade, is cause for great concern, and again highlights the reckless behaviour of some of these drivers. The Automobile Association (AA) believes this latest incident is a clear enough reason to review the manner in which it operates on our roads.
Be prepared for the predicted cold snap warns AA16 August 2017
The South African Weather Service is predicting cold and wet weather, as well as snow in certain parts, in the latter half of the week, starting today. The Weather Service says temperatures could plummet to as low as 5 degrees Celsius in parts, with the rain and snow possibly leading to the closure of some mountain passes, and roads, and cause a disruption to traffic.
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.