Latest press releases
Fuel price set for big increase – AA27 May 2016
Price may be under pressure in coming months Fuel prices are set for a sharp jump at the beginning of June, with the potential of further rises in the medium term. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
Personal safety doesn’t end at home24 May 2016
Many South Africans go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their personal safety in their homes. This includes alarm systems, high-voltage fences, armed response, and guard dogs. But, said the Automobile Association (AA), personal safety in the car is often neglected, placing motorists and their passengers in danger.
Fuel double whammy from oil, Rand20 May 2016
Fuel price increases at the end of May are set to be driven by both the weak Rand and stronger international oil prices. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
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 driver’s ability when they are distracted.
Alcohol: Reaching the unconverted03 November 2015
Throughout this year, we've focused on alcohol and driving. We've looked at the scale of the problem and delved into the way alcohol affects driving. And in this conclusion to our three-part overview of the issue, we ask a single question: is there a way South Africa could take the message of sober road use to such a diverse selection of drivers as ours?
Safe and snug with new seat laws01 July 2015
Many innovations in road safety in South Africa have been recommended by the Automobile Association, sometimes decades before they were implemented. Did you know, for instance, that the AA called for a points demerit system for South African roads as early as the 1960s? One of the things we have focused heavily on over the years is improved safety for children in cars, and with the new child seat legislation having taken effect two months ago, we'd like to re-inforce why we think it is such a good idea, and outline what still needs to be done.