Nervous nation: How do you score with in-car amity?

ARGUMENTS over speeding are the top cause of bickering between driver and passengers in cars in the UK – and older people are THREE TIMES more likely to criticise their partner’s driving than younger passengers. Findings from a survey of nearly 1200 drivers could spell trouble, it adds. Online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk asked customers…

Hey, are YOU one of the world’s worst drivers? Bet on it…

On the road? Then think for yourself… and others SA drivers among world’s worst. Make you proud? Using the middle finger is not an accepted road sign From MASTERDRIVE South Africa JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – TV show ‘Carte Blanche’ recently focused on drivers’ role in creating danger on South Africa’s roads and cited individual responsibility for…

Look out! ‘L’-plates being let loose on UK freeways

Learners get green light for freeway driving OK with approved teacher – and dual controls Reckoned that teaching rules will cut deaths LONDON, England – Learner drivers will be allowed on Britain’s motorways from today (June 4 2018) after years of campaigning by road-safety experts,  a road revolution hailed by the Institute of Advance Motoring’s…

Soaring fuel prices: So, here’s how to fight back

By EUGENE HERBERT MD of MasterDrive JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Fuel prices reached a record – if not a possible all-time high – in May 2018 and vehicle owners will NOT be breathing a sigh of relief any time soon. Why? Because another, even higher, increase is expected in June. Mid-month estimates put the increase at 74c/litre…

Drunk driving – and the terrifying ripple effect of alcohol

Talking alcohol: Horror of drunk driving Goggles show just what you’re doing Women remember family tragedies JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Gauteng Women in Insurance, at a recent networking event, used the theme of ‘The Ripple Effect’ to show how one event – in this case drunk-driving – can have many consequences on people. Road safety organisation…

Roadside shootings: Some tips to stay safe in an emergency

Don’t worry – panic is natural Remember, cars only explode in movies Key in all emergency numbers, soonest! EUGENE HERBERT MasterDrive MD ROAD-USERS have again been caught up in a shooting – this time in Sandton, northern Johannesburg – when shots were fired at a fuel station and one person was killed. There was another…

Lights on! Fine, but what do those warnings MEAN?

Auto driving aids – but which is which? Survey shows most drivers haven’t a clue The lights are on – but what do they mean? LONDON, England – Vehicle owners are paying thousands of pounds (or rands, if you’re in South Africa)  for high-tech car features that they neither realise the have – or what…

Flat tyre? Read this for sensible (perhaps life-saving!) advice

Check tyres before you leave home Know where the jack is – and how to use it  First task: call freeway emergency service LONDON, England – Sometimes the roads we drive on can be unpredictable,hich can cause a tyre puncture. This could mean cancelling our plans and waiting in a safe place for the breakdown…

So, are you a stupid, selfish, incompetent driver – or not?

Why our road deaths are among world’s highest Factory bosses, give walking workers reflective gear  Dear reader, before going further please jot down what you think was the (recorded) TOTAL South African road death-toll through the decade 2008 to the end of 2017 – OK? JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The annual road-deaths statistics for South Africa…

Easter coming: Don’t celebrate Jesus’ death by killing yourself

Happy Easter – hope to see you back home Your and your family’s lives are in your hands Simply, from The Corner, don’t drive like an asshole JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – OK, it’s that time of the year again to start reminding drivers of the perils of the bi-directional Easter holiday road rush… no, don’t click…

Could that colour info screen kill you? Eyes on the road!

Is there something worse for driver distraction? Cellphone gets the blame – but what about this? Eyes on the road, eyes off the colour display By EUGENE HERBERT MasterDrive JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Technology is good – right? Of course, particularly if it comes to technology that improves vehicle safety and reduces the number of crashes…

Towing hitches: Here’s how to avoid them

Preparation and checks vital for road safety Remember to check the tyre treads Balance the load, check the ball hitch THIS FEATURE is sourced from the UK where towing conditions, on or off-road, are much the same as here in South Africa Nevertheless, that island nations averages 4800 towing incidents a year with most on…