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July 2016

By AA Public Affairs
The Automobile Association (AA) is warning motorists travelling to KwaZulu-Natal from Sunday to Tuesday to take extra care as heavy weather is expected on sections of the route.


July 2016

By The AA
South African fuel users are set to reap a welcome benefit courtesy of Rand strength and oil weakness in the wake of the United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union.


July 2016

By The AA
18 years later and South Africa still no closer to implementation Following years of planning, and pilot projects, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) was expected to be implemented from 1 April this year. However, the implementation of this system has again been delayed, a delay that is doing more harm than good, the Automobile Association (AA) said.


July 2016

By The AA
The Automobile Association (AA) has warned all travellers to Zimbabwe to exercise caution when using the Beitbridge border crossing. This comes after protests at the border prompted by the implementation on Friday of strict import regulations by Harare.


June 2016

By The AA
Finding yourself at the centre of a civil unrest situation “If you are aware of unrest near to you, monitor media and social media, listen to radio reports and traffic u in your car is not something many people think of. However, recent events in some parts of South Africa mean it is wise to be prepared if this does happen to you, the Automobile Association (AA) has warned.


June 2016

By The AA
A frightening statistic of South Africa’s roads is that between 65 and 70% of the 11.4 million registered cars in the country are not insured. If you are driving one of these uninsured cars, you are running a major risk that can have serious consequences in your life. It’s a situation the majority of motorists need to take heed of, and address urgently, the Automobile Association has warned.


June 2016

By The AA
The re-introduction of the Dräger breathalyser in a pilot phase in the Western Cape is a welcome step that should be applauded by all South African motorists, the Automobile Association (AA) said. Earlier this week the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that Evidentiary Breath and Alcohol Testing (through the Dräger breathalyser) would be re-introduced from 1 August.


June 2016

By The AA
School terms across South Africa end on 24 June and this will undoubtedly lead to a massive increase in traffic on the country’s roads. Many families will be using this break to get away for a 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.


June 2016

By The AA
AA urges motorists to obey laws, come home safely With the July school holidays entering their last week, heavier than normal traffic is expected on major routes in South Africa as holidaymakers return home, with school terms resuming on 18 July. The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists to be vigilant on the road, to obey all the rules, and to drive safely.


June 2016

By The AA
Automobile Association says it’s time for action For some time now the Automobile Association (AA) has been calling for more effective traffic policing, as an urgent step to addressing road carnage in our country. According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), approximately 13 000 people died on the country’s roads last year. While it is agreed that the attitude of motorists generally needs significant improvement, a radical rethink is also needed among traffic law enforcement authorities to address serious crashes, and road deaths, on the country’s roads.

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