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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A tracking app is a must-have for personal and vehicle safety!

Hijacking remains one of the most reported types of crime in South Africa, and statistics released by the South African Police Service reveal that on average a car is hijacked every 31 minutes somewhere in the country. These statistics are frightening – as this means that it could happen to anyone, at any time, anywhere. So, how best can you protect yourself and your vehicle?

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In-car safety features one of the fastest growing trends

Safety features for cars have certainly improved and advanced over the last thirty years. From seat belts and airbags to headrests, anti-lock brake systems, traction and electronic stability control, and many more – each of these advancements has been aimed at reducing the number of fatalities, or the severity of injuries, in the unfortunate event that a driver and passengers are involved in a collision. And, these advancements are continuous.

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Can you put a price on your personal safety?

In this high crime environment, it is crucial to subscribe to a vehicle tracking service to give you a sense of security and peace of mind. Tailored to enhance personal safety, these solutions vary from basic vehicle tracking to advanced telematics and personal safety services. You need to select a tracking system that best suits your individual needs. Do you require a tracking system to monitor young adults using the family car? Do you need a tracking system for on-road security? Do you want the convenience of an automated logbook provided by the tracking system?

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SA’s road safety record still poor

Statistics show that there are three major causes of accidents on South African roads, namely distracted drivers, speed, and driving under the influence of alcohol - all driver behaviour related causes. And while it may seem cliché, speed does kill - it is the leading cause of accidents on the roads.

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