Latest press releases
Oil, Rand send fuel lower - AA20 June 2017
Rand resilience and a declining oil price have set the scene for a further fuel price drop. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
2016 road death toll stark warning to motorists - AA09 June 2017
The annual road fatality statistics for 2016, published recently by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), are cause for great concern, and point to an urgent need for combined interventions from everyone involved in road safety in South Africa to curb the rising numbers.
Avoid roads this morning, and stay calm Ė AA09 June 2017
Motorists affected by this morningís taxi strike and accompanying blockades should avoid these areas at all costs, and, if they are caught up in the stoppages, remain as calm as possible, the Automobile Association advises.
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.