Dangerous driving – Who did what on the roads this festive season

The holiday season has come and gone and while most of us are back in the full swing of things – work, school and schedules, the ghosts of our festive season activities may be lurking in the shadows. Are you one of the many motorists who still have an outstanding traffic fine or did you get lucky with just a verbal warning?

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Fuel price drop welcomed by SA motorists

Travellers can look forward to some relief as they make their way home after their December holidays, with the Department of Energy announcing a drop of up to 34 cents per litre in fuel prices.

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What to do if you are involved in an accident

Every day, countless South Africans are involved in vehicle collisions, sustaining injuries and many times, suffering loss. Along with the tragedy of being involved in an accident, comes a lot of responsibility – from taking the driver’s details, knowing which questions to ask, contacting the police and recalling the events that took place for police reports.

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You may be ready for carpool season, but is your vehicle?

The celebration of a new year has come and gone, bringing with it the carpool season. If you are one of many South Africans who managed to fit in a road-trip in between the festive social gatherings, don’t forget to check that your vehicle is in tip-top condition and kid-safe with this five-point checklist.

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Leading South African brands take to the roads against distracted driving

This year, the annual road safety initiative took place on Friday, 15 December 2017 in an effort to boost road safety awareness ahead of the festive season. The initiative is supported by various industry players including Unitrans, MiX Telematics, United Motors (Mercedes-Benz), Shell, Total and DriveRisk. The initiative is aimed at creating awareness around safe driving habits, in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents and fatalities during the month of December.

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Prepare for roadblocks this festive season

The festive season is filled with joy and excitement, it is also filled with more reckless behaviour and roadblocks. Whether you’re quickly driving out to the mall or driving back from a night out, there’s a very high chance of bumping into “metros” at this time of the year. As much as they may seem like an inconvenience, roadblocks are enforced to ensure safe roads for all road users.

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As a Matrix customer, do you know about these 5 services?

Before embarking on your journey this festive season, let Matrix be right by your side when facing these challenges with our unique collection of driver assistance benefits. We understand that every journey should be enjoyed, which is why Matrix Protect offers driver assistance benefits and services that will make your next journey an even better one.

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Hijackings at its highest in ten years

Research has shown that a criminal decides in just seven seconds if you will be their next victim – whether you are walking in the park, driving into your garage or parked at a red traffic light. There are a few pointers that you can apply to prevent a hijacker from taking you by surprise.

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