Monthly Archives: October 2015

Drunk Driving – South Africa Rated the Worst

South Africa remains as one of the more dangerous countries for road safety, with Time Magazine ( August 2015) reporting a mortality rate of 31.9 deaths per 100 000 people – second only to the Dominican Republic which scores 41.7 deaths per 100 000 people.

Gas Pains: Mileage Myths and Misconceptions

There are a lot of popular conceptions—and misconceptions—about fuel economy as well. Some of them involve common sense, such as keeping your tires properly inflated, whereas others are myths that people accept as the truth. Because fuel efficiency is the new cause célèbre in the automotive world, we decided to test a few fuel-saving and/or fuel-sapping situations to see just how much of a difference these tactics can make.

Featured Member: Northern Natal Body Works

Northern Natal Body Works (NNBW) is a successful motor body repair business that operates in Vryheid, Northern KwaZulu Natal. Established in 2012, NNBW boasts a driven and experienced team and prides itself in offering the best panel beating and spray painting service to its customers.

SAGMJ ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE

At the Annual General Meeting of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) held in July 2015, it was agreed that the Guild, in support of government’s endorsement of October as Transport Month, would focus on a specific aspect of road safety – namely “the dangers of distracted driving with the focus on using cell phones”.

What to Watch for When Driving on Rural Roads

There may be times when fleet drivers find themselves traveling on rural roads or unpaved private roads. These roads can present some driving hazards not normally found on highways and city streets. So here are nine safety tips about dirt road driving.