Do not hesitate to report reckless and negligent driving

South Africa’s roads are amongst the most dangerous in the world, with a reported death toll of 22.5 persons for every 100 000 people in our population. According to The Road to a Healthier South Africa report, it was found that Durban drivers are the country’s worst drivers, followed closely by Pretoria and Johannesburg. Almost every… Read more »

Beware of cheap tracking devices

According to recent statistics released by the South African Police Service, an estimated 16 325 cars were reported stolen over the past year. These statistics show that in this high crime environment it is vital to subscribe to a reputable tracking service with personal safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe on the… Read more »

How Fines Assist can give you peace of mind

Roadblocks are a reality, especially during the peak holiday periods. The last thing you want is to be caught by surprise and presented with unpaid traffic fines. You might then be demanded to pay on the spot by traffic officials – and this could really put a damper on your holiday plans. But there must… Read more »

#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… Read more »

New major road rules proposed for SA

What do you need to know? 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. Unfortunately, 2018 saw tremendous challenges for road users, given that the number… Read more »

Emergency roadside and medical assistance offers you peace of mind

Emergency roadside and medical assistance are certainly options to consider when the term ‘personal safety’ comes to mind. Who knows when your car may break down or you are in involved in an accident… Either of these emergency scenarios can be potentially very stressful and frustrating. There is a wide range of things that can… Read more »

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. Texting… Read more »

Balance fuel price increases with better driving habits

Change seems to be the only constant in fuel prices. October last year we saw the single biggest increase on the price of fuel and while the price has dropped incrementally in recent months, this reprieve has been short-lived. During his National Budget speech presented in parliament on 20 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced… Read more »

#Trending: Driverless cars – yes/no?

The way people move around – particularly in cities and urban nodes – is primed for dramatic change. We can already see how living in a digitally connected society is opening the door for new business models, where companies like Uber and Taxify, for example, are changing traditional mobility patterns. However, there is also much… Read more »