Latest press releases
Brace for another fuel hike17 January 2017
Fuel prices are set for another hike at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
Time for talking is gone Ė AA10 January 2017
Association says death tolls will continue to rise in the absence of proper, actionable strategies The increase in road deaths over the 2016/17 festive period is cause for great concern and points to the lack of a proper road safety strategy to deal with the carnage. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on the road fatality statistics release by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters in Midrand today.
Extended drinking hours need to be matched with extended enforcement hours03 January 2017
The Automobile Association (AA) has noted reports that the Gauteng Liquor Board has agreed to extend liquor trading hours at the weekend to coincide with the ANCís 105th anniversary celebrations. Thousands of ANC supporters are expected in the province from Friday to Sunday as part of the festivities.
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.