AA warns of license fraud

The Automobile Association warns motorists, and especially newly qualified drivers, to ensure that their license details are correctly recorded on eNaTIS.

Due to the apparent ease with which fraudulent drivers licenses may be obtained, and the lack of appropriate controls to prevent the fraudulent issuing of these licenses, motorists could be at risk of arrest and imprisonment through no fault of their own.

"The Automobile Association receives many complaints regarding corruption at test stations and, as a result, we believe that Government has an obligation to provide the motorist with an avenue to verify their license details on eNaTIS, and to query inaccuracies", said  the Automobile Association.

Government at all levels has to take the issue of corruption at test centres very seriously, and must introduce systems which will break the cycle of bribery as a matter of extreme urgency.

Driver Biggest Fuel Saver
May 2008

The Automobile Association has received numerous requests for comment on a pill which is added to a vehicle's fuel tank and is claimed to reduce fuel consumption.

The AA has not been approached to test this invention and is not aware of the exact method by which its distributor claims the invention saves fuel. The AA's approach to devices which claim to reduce fuel consumption is that it can neither support nor reject the assertions of their makers or distributors until the products have been put through a comprehensive, scientific and credible testing programme.

"Motorists are reminded that driving style is the biggest determinant of fuel economy. The AA advises motorists to maximise their fuel economy by ensuring their vehicle is in good mechanical condition with the tyres correctly inflated, and by adopting defensive and fuel-efficient driving habits" said the Automobile Association.

Automobile Association of South Africa (AA)
011 799 1126

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