Latest press releases
Possible fuel gains wiped out by tax increases - AA15 March 2017
Although fuel prices are predicted to drop in April, most of the benefit of the decreases will be wiped out by the increases to the general fuel, and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies. 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).
SANRAL tariff hikes Ė yet another blow to SA consumers - AA06 March 2017
On the back of increases to the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy coming in April, motorists now also have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), on Friday. Itís a move the Automobile Association (AA) said is yet another financial blow to South African consumers, and will place even more pressure on already cash-strapped motorists, commuters, and consumers.
AA weighs in on new laws frenzy01 March 2017
Speed limits haven't changed and trucks cannot be pulled off the road during certain hours. That's the word from the Automobile Association (AA) which advised people not to repeat rumours about new traffic laws without having the facts at hand.
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.