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The Weirdest Habits of Public Transport Users

If you're a public transport user, you may be aware of the variety of oddballs that you encounter on your daily commute. Perhaps you find yourself wedged between someone humming along loudly to a song that only they can hear and an immovable wall with no means of escape. At the best, they're quirky, at their worst, downright unbearable. Here's a breakdown of some of the weirdest habits of public transport users: The 'No Frills, No Fuss' Businessperson This is the type of individual who is using

A Day in the Life of a Taxi Driver

If you drive on the roads of South Africa, chances are that you have had a run in with a taxi or, at the very least; you will have noticed the erratic driving behaviour of the taxi drivers in general. Most of us are very quick to blare our hooters, giving the careless driver the finger as we pass them angrily - but how many of us have actually stopped to consider what it would be like to walk a mile in their shoes (or drive a mile or two in their 'kombi', if you will)? Let us take a look at wha

5 Road Safety Tips for Women

Road safety is imperative irrespective of who is behind the wheel. However, women need to be extra vigilant when driving, especially if they are the sole occupants of the vehicle, or are travelling with children. I'm a woman. How can I be safer on the road? Aside from ensuring that you are well aware of all of the road rules, and always carrying a relevant driver's licence, there are also some crucial safety tips that you can take into account to ensure your safety and security: 1. A

A Commentary on South Africa's Dependence on the Motor Car Industry

We came across an academic document which discusses the history of the vehicle industry in South Africa, the many reasons for citizens' dependence on their motor vehicles, the gap that exists between the public transport system and the automobile industry, the purchasing behaviour of consumers in terms of buying a motor vehicle, as well as the many risks that are associated with driving a motor vehicle each day. We have published the document, entitled 'A Commentary on South Africa's Dependence

Tips for Driving in the Rain

Most people don't know how to drive safely in the rain. Even if you're one of the exceptions, you'll still be on the road with people best-described by the phrase 'instant idiot - just add water'. In other words, everyone could do with a few preventative measures. Also, if you still don't have vehicle insurance, now is the time to get it, because insurance is the only sensible backup plan if these tips don't save you from reckless drivers. Here are our top 4 tips for driving in the rain: Stay i

Inspection Checklist When Purchasing a Second-hand Car

Your own set of wheels is not only a symbol of freedom but also a means of transport that brings a great deal of comfort to your life. The days of trains, taxis and catching a lift will be a thing of the past. As your excitement grows, it is important to remember that purchasing a second-hand car may either bring you joy or despair. Buying a car will mean that you've got new financial responsibilities and the last thing that you want to worry about is unexpected costs and car insurance. However

How to Transport your Pets Safely

Chances are, wherever you go, you want your beloved pooch to follow. This is especially so if you are going to be moving or travelling to a holiday destination where you plan to spend a good chunk of time. Just like making sure that your car insurance is in check; your car is road-worthy and everything is packed up as it should be; you need to know how to transport your pets so that all members of your family arrive at your destination safe, sound and happy. Here are some tips for transporting y

Fun Facts about Cars

How do you recognise a car enthusiast? That's easy. Car enthusiasts love talking about all things to do with cars. They also love talking about their vehicles - and sometimes even to their vehicles when they think that no one is looking. They tell their cars that they love them very much, so much, in fact, that they've upgraded their insurance policy from third party to comprehensive. They also tell everyone who'll listen interesting things they've read about other cars. Here are a couple of fun

The Dangers of Driving with Earphones

A big part of staying safe while on the roads is to remain alert and aware of what is going on around you. In doing so, you will be able to avoid potential accidents by anticipating other drivers' moves and behaviour. Hindering one of your senses when behind the wheel is a big no-no. On those long, traffic-ridden journeys, it can be tempting to listen to music using your earphones if your car does not have a good quality sound system, but here are a few reasons why you should not: You will strug

Top Tips for Driving in Reduced Visibility

Did you know that you are three times more likely to be involved in an accident on the roads at night than you are during the day? Due to a reduction in visibility and a greater risk of falling victim to theft and hijacking, driving at night has become something of an art. Caution is key. Also take precaution to ensure that you have reliable vehicle insurance! This is because no matter how careful you are, accidents can and do happen. Better to be safe than sorry, right? Slow down Even if you ar

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