How Fines Assist can give you peace of mind

Fines Assist, which is part of the Matrix Protect service offering, for instance, will not only alert you to any new traffic fines you have been issued with but also provides an easy way to settle these. Plus, by using this service you can gain a 50% reduction if you pay the fine within 32 days of it being issued! The payment facility is secure, and it provides you with proof of your payment, which you can present to any traffic officer if necessary when stopped during a roadblock.

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Beware of cheap tracking devices

Tracking services have become very popular over the years for various reasons including the high success rate of vehicles being located after being stolen and, of course, the fact that they could reduce your monthly insurance premiums. However, before making a purchase or signing a service level agreement contract, it’s important to research which tracking solution will work best for you and your needs.

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Three important reasons why servicing your vehicle regularly should be the norm

If you have been fortunate enough to be able to buy a brand-new car, you will know that often your purchase comes with a maintenance and/or service plan and that it’s important to keep up with the service intervals* as specified in your purchase plan to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty. But, eventually the maintenance and/or service plan runs out – or if the car you bought is an older, second-hand model – then the sole responsibility falls on you to ensure that your car is well maintained.

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Buying your licence can lead to a fatal accident

Buying a learner and driver’s licence is unfortunately becoming common place in South Africa. Today, bribery within the licencing industry is often referred to as ‘cold drink’ or ‘tjotjo’, which can be financially costly and emotionally taxing for those who simply cannot afford the bribe - but still need to obtain their licence.

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Combating distracted or dangerous driving habits

All drivers are vulnerable to car accidents. It may be you, as the driver, that cause the accident or you were involved in an accident caused by another driver. True, you cannot control how other people drive or how they behave behind the steering wheel. However, you sure can control your own driving habits.

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New major road rules proposed for SA

According to the latest reports by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), South Africa could soon have new harsher road rules, all of which are aimed at curbing the high incidents of traffic accidents in our country.

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#Tollroads: 2019 toll increases for major routes

Toll prices on South African roads are unfortunately expected to increase in 2019. And considering the tough economic times faced by all, this increase is likely to leave quite a number of motorists feeling the strain on their pockets. An increase in toll fees – especially urban tolling - is likely to have a knock-on effect on the rising cost of living.

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