Matrix raises red flag on distracted driving this holiday season

Today, ahead of the 2018 Easter holiday season, Matrix - a brand by MiX Telematics – is raising awareness around distracted and irresponsible driving habits demonstrated by South African motorists, through their Distracted Driving Survey. The survey, launched in February, was completed by over 400 respondents and set out to gather information about the most common poor driving behaviours amongst South African motorists. The results have highlighted some worrying statistics and insights.

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How will the 1% VAT increase affect your grocery list?

Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, recently announced that South Africa will see its first Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate increase for the first time in 25 years. With this 1% VAT increase, comes the introduction of the health promotion levy (Sugar Tax). Below is an indication of how the 1% VAT increase will affect your monthly shopping list.

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Emergency numbers every South African should have

Every great journey begins with some form of preparation and what better way to start planning for the upcoming holidays and long weekends, then by storing all the top South African emergency numbers on your phone, to ensure that this list is easily accessible.

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Safety before the journey: pre-trip vehicle inspection

The long weekends are here and as we know, this time of the year is one of the busiest on South African roads. Before planning your trip and to avoid frustration and traffic jams, please take the following dates into consideration.

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Win with Matrix by Revealing Your Driving Habits

In order to highlight other driving misconduct and promote safer driving, Matrix launched the Driver Behaviour Survey which sheds some light on some interesting statistics. Furthermore, by participating in the survey, you will stand a chance at winning some epic prizes – including daily cash prizes and an Ultimate Defensive Driving Course!

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The 5 car tech trends for 2018

Automotive technology is one of the most exciting industries to part of, especially as vehicle technology evolves at lightning speed. Driverless vehicles, hands-free parking and electric engines are already a reality in many parts of the world but there are many other clever innovations coming down the pipe in the automotive world in 2018.

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Defensive driving techniques that could save your life

In order to protect yourself from the dangerous or reckless drivers you encounter on the road, it is necessary for you to work on your driving, improve your skills and techniques, thereby reducing your risk on the road - this is the essence of defensive driving.

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Smart Jamming Detection by Matrix

The increase in incidents where signal jamming devices are used for vehicle theft, is one of the numerous threats that South African motorists face on a daily basis. Any standard GSM and GPS telematics device used to track vehicles may be susceptible to illegal signal jamming by criminals. A signal jammer prevents the telematics device from communicating its position to the vehicle tracking service provider.

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