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March 2017

By The AA
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).


March 2017

By The AA
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. It’s 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.


March 2017

By The AA
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.


February 2017

By The AA
Rand strength, and a retreat of international petroleum prices, have combined to produce a surprise drop in fuel prices at the end of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).


February 2017

By The AA
The announcement by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan that an additional 30 cents/litre is to be added to the general fuel levy for the second year in a row, and that an additional nine cents a litre is to be added to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy, is cause for great concern, the Automobile Association (AA) said.


February 2017

By The AA
Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers. When the weather is bad, as it currently is over many parts of South Africa, some drivers become anxious, and seem to forget the basics of highway driving. According to the Automobile Association (AA) drivers who are anxious, or drivers who disrespect the rules of the road, cause problems for other drivers.


February 2017

By The AA
Unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) reveals a standoff between rising international petroleum prices and a stronger Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which described the current fuel price outlook as a mixed bag.


February 2017

By The AA
Hijackings, and smash-and-grab incidents, can occur anytime, and anywhere. Recent reports suggest an increase in both these classes of attacks. The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists to be vigilant while driving, and to ensure they take responsibility for their own, and their passengers’ safety.


February 2017

By The AA
Tyres are a significant safety feature on vehicles. They are the only thing between you and the road, and because of this ensuring their continued good condition is vital. Any tyres which are bald, or under or over inflated, can be dangerous.


February 2017

By The AA
The Association called for the introduction of safety testing measures that provide a scale of safety ratings for all vehicles sold locally. The Association said these safety ratings should be clearly displayed on vehicles.

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