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5 Tips to Stay Safe During Lightning Storms

It’s not always possible to predict where and when lightning will strike, but here are some tips that could keep you, your family and your possessions safe when there is lightning activity.

4 Road Safety Tips for Women

Being safe on the road and getting to your destination alive is imperative as a driver. As a female driver, this means being extra vigilant - especially when driving alone or travelling with children.

The Hazards of Doing Your Makeup While Driving

Yes ladies - we’re all either guilty of this, know someone who is, or have seen someone applying makeup to their face while in the car. We know it’s wrong; we know it’s distracted driving - and yet it still happens.

How to escape from your car if you are caught in a flash flood

Saving your life can be as easy as turning your car around when you see water on the road. However, as we have experienced in Gauteng this past week, when the rain comes down in buckets, water levels can rise extremely quickly. Even in relatively shallow water, tyres can act as flotation devices - lifting up even big vehicles and sending them downstream. It can take just 60 cm of moving water to move a vehicle and carry it away - even if you are in an SUV! Despite your best efforts, you could f

Tips For Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians make up for a lot of the traffic on our roads (believe it or not), especially urban routes. As road users, we all need to start thinking a little more about the safety of those on foot.

4 (comforting) facts about air bags

When it comes to your safety, and that of your loved ones, there should never be any compromise. Reliable car insurance, seatbelts that are in working order and functioning airbags are some of the no-compromise areas in a car Since they were first installed in vehicles back in the 1970s, airbags have become a compulsory safety feature for all motor cars, saving the lives of countless drivers all over the globe. We've taken the time to put together 4 quick facts about airbags: What's popping? A

Be aware - stay alive!

Being aware of your surroundings means that you will always be more prepared to tackle a situation, should an uncomfortable - or even dangerous - one arise. Here are some reminders of how to stay aware: Stay on the lookout for suspicious activities around you. Keep your car locked at all times. Stash all your valuables in the boot or cubbyhole of your car - otherwise you're essentially displaying them to potential criminals. Even a jacket left on your passenger seat poses a temptation. While d

What you need to know to avoid an accident

With the increasing number of drivers and vehicles on the roads, it is inevitable that the number of risks on the road will increase too. Road users are constantly exposed to the possibility of being involved in an accident and although it can happen to anyone and at any time, there are ways in which you can try and avoid it. With the increasing number of drivers and vehicles on the roads, it is inevitable that the number of risks on the road will increase too. Road users are constantly exposed

Safety tips: dealing with a burst tyre

As a driver, you need to be prepared for anything when navigating the roads. Having your tyre burst is one such thing. You may not want to think about it but you do need to know how to handle it should you find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Experiencing a tyre burst could lead to you losing complete control of your car, resulting a potentially fatal accident. You may consider yourself a safe driver and your car a safe traveling tool, however anything can happen and a tyre burst is

Preparing for the stormy season

With spring having settled in, it brings with it soaring temperatures and those all too familiar seasonal thunderstorms. As refreshing as the rain can be, it doesn't come without its dangers. While hail is a particularly notorious problem at this time of year, flash flooding can also be extremely dangerous - mainly for drivers caught on suddenly slippery roads. So, with stormy weather moving in fast, it is vital to prepare yourself for the attack. Here are a few steps you can take to help prepa

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