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Fuel up on oil, Rand rollercoaster - AA26 April 2017
International oil prices have retreated in virtual lockstep with a strengthening Rand, complicating attempts to forecast a month-end fuel price. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited fuel price data released this morning by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
Is road safety enough of a priority in SA?21 April 2017
Statistics on the Easter road fatalities, released by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi in Pretoria this morning, are cause for great concern, and may, when the final numbers are in, be the highest Easter death toll to date. The Automobile Association (AA) views these numbers as a sad indictment on road traffic safety and enforcement initiatives, and calls on both the government, and driving public, to take serious stock of what these numbers mean.
Downgrades hammer fuel price - AA18 April 2017
Fuel price rises will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of depreciation of the Rand against the US dollar, which has affected buying prices for international petroleum. 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).
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.