Combating the scourge of distracted driving

A recent Distracted Driving Survey by Matrix, found that 22% of respondents admit to texting, calling or checking social media while driving. Furthermore, a survey conducted in the US last year, also found that seven out of 10 people use their smartphone while driving.

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Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

Stellenbosch, South Africa – 20 June, 2018 – MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for leaners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

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Under 25 doesn’t have to mean heavier premiums – reduce your driver risk profile

For some, owning a car comes much sooner than for others and if you own a vehicle and are under the age of 25, you would have already had to consider the importance of car insurance. While having a car at this stage of your life is highly advantageous, especially in the working world, the downside is that you are considered a high-risk driver. This is due to the fact that many insurers view drivers under the age of 25 as inexperienced and more likely to cause an accident.
So, how then are you able to reduce your driver risk profile and, in turn, reduce your monthly insurance premium?

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Toll increases hit South African Motorists

Toll fees across South Africa have risen by between six and seven percent, signalling yet another financial blow to already cash-strapped South Africans. The Automobile Association (AA) says that the increases come at a time when fuel is touching on record high levels, in part because of the hefty increases to indirect taxes added to fuel prices at the beginning of the month (April).

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Top tips to navigating your way through protest action

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re sitting in traffic, thinking about the exciting weekend that lies ahead, when you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a chanting crowd, pelting rocks at your windows and the cars around you. Following recent events and the upcoming nationwide protests, it’s wise to always be prepared for such an eventuality, especially if you are caught driving.

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Easter death toll up by 14% since 2017

This month, the National Transport Department released the road death statistics for the 2018 Easter weekend. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that 510 people died on South African roads over the Easter holidays.

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