Thanks to the stronger rand, lower interest rates and lower inflation, South African finance houses financed 2.09 used vehicles for every one new car in the first three months of 2018, compared to 2.49 in 2017; in fact the rise in car prices, both new and used, has been slowing gently for the past three quarters.Read more »
Hijacking is a topic that no one likes to talk about, however, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest crime trends and to know how you can be vigilant and remain safe on South Africa’s roads.Read more »
Latest statistics reveal that children under the age of 18 years are twice as likely to be killed on South African roads, than any other part of the world. This is according to the recent study by Aliasgher Janmohammed, Project Manager for the Prevention of Injuries Impacting Children in South Africa, a UNICEF project managed by Childsafe in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.Read more »
A recent Distracted Driving Survey by Matrix, found that 22% of respondents admit to texting, calling or checking social media while driving. Furthermore, a survey conducted in the US last year, also found that seven out of 10 people use their smartphone while driving.Read more »
South African motorists have certainly felt the pinch of high fuel prices that continue to climb due to the weaker Rand and higher international fuel prices. But how does the cost of fuel in South Africa compare with the rest of the world?Read more »
Stellenbosch, South Africa – 20 June, 2018 – MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for leaners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.Read more »
For some, owning a car comes much sooner than for others and if you own a vehicle and are under the age of 25, you would have already had to consider the importance of car insurance. While having a car at this stage of your life is highly advantageous, especially in the working world, the downside is that you are considered a high-risk driver. This is due to the fact that many insurers view drivers under the age of 25 as inexperienced and more likely to cause an accident.
So, how then are you able to reduce your driver risk profile and, in turn, reduce your monthly insurance premium?
On Thursday, 10 May 2018,MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, not only celebrated the 10th anniversary of their JSE listing, but also announced their results for the full fiscal year ending March 2018.Read more »
Toll fees across South Africa have risen by between six and seven percent, signalling yet another financial blow to already cash-strapped South Africans. The Automobile Association (AA) says that the increases come at a time when fuel is touching on record high levels, in part because of the hefty increases to indirect taxes added to fuel prices at the beginning of the month (April).Read more »
Cape Town’s Traffic Service is taking the headache out of paying traffic fines with a new online payment system. Motorists with fines that have progressed to warrants of arrest, can now finalise these warrants online.Read more »