The FIA has launched a new online pledge aimed at promoting road safety and committing drivers to obey the rules of the road, as part of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. The pledge is available at www.fia.com/pledge
The Easter holiday period is upon us again and, as usual, thousands of families will be making their way to holiday destinations around the country. The Easter weekend this year is from Friday, 3 April to Monday, 6 April but many people will be taking advantage of the long weekend and school holidays to extend their holiday time.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene dealt motorists one of the biggest blows in recent times with the announcement of a 48 percent increase in the Road Accident Fund levy, from R1.04 a litre to R1.54 a litre effective April. The 50 cents per litre increase in the RAF levy is a symptom both of the magnitude of the road safety crisis facing South Africa and the government's inability to rein it in.
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.
Continued declines in international fuel prices have offset a marginally weaker Rand/US dollar exchange rate and motorists look set to reap the benefits at month end. This is the word from the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund.