TW&T aim to add fun to that holiday road trip

Have fun with the kids on your holiday trip Print out a game and quiz for the family …and go through the road-safety checklist MOST ADULTS love the soothing sound of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road, knowing there’s a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids,…

It’s hijack season: It happens – prepare yourself and family

Don’t be a Christmas road-crime victim Teach your children what to do if threatened Tips to use for parking garage safety Previous research conducted over the festive season shows a clear spike in crime during December, including hijacking. The reason for this can only be assumed but you can to try protect yourself and your…

Surviving Christmas: How to keep YOUR death off the road

How to survive the year-end holiday dash Driving know-it-alls, don’t bother reading Otherwise take this advice from experts JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Many people have already been killed on South African roads since the start of December 2017 – among them 10 in one taxi that hit a herd of cows – and the end-of-year holiday…

New Nissan X-Trail in showrooms on October 23

ROSSLYN, South Africa – The next version of Nissan’s popular X-Trail AWD SUV is about to be unloaded into South African showrooms. Nissan describes the family off-roader as “the perfect car for you and your family”. “The new X-Trail has the luxury and performance of an accomplished SUV,” Nissan SA promises, “and the smarts of…

7000km, five summits, two adventurers – and one Suzuki Jimny

Living in – and working for – Africa Modern-day trek for young couple Plucky little Suzuki Jimny key to adventure SOMEWHERE on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a tough little Suzuki Jimny nicknamed Badger is parked in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. This 2011 4×4 is…

Perils of parking: Use these tips to stay safe in the city

Read the road signs, avoid a fine Dodge those dodgy dark places Use your local city knowledge FINDING a parking slot can be so absorbing that drivers sometimes forget to have a serious look at the area or place in which they have chosen to leave thousands of rands-worth of automobile. Sometimes, says UK road…

Journey of a lifetime with cult Bulli VW’s

Malaysia to Germany by three intrepid VW Bullis Round trip will cover more than 50 000km Vintage VW buses, five guys, and a load of pluck HANNOVER, Germany / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It was the Bulli journey of their lives: three months, two continents, 20 000km but one destination: the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly…

Not wearing a seat belt? Try taking a tumble…(V)

Don’t wear a vehicle seat belt? Stupid! See what happens if your vehicle rolls Even at 50km/h, you’re in peril of death LONDON, England – Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to remind every vehicle occupant how important it is to wear a seatbelt on EVERY journey. It will used at the…

‘Dad, I feel sick!’ Curse of the cruise to holiday heaven

Easter traffic could be sickening for millions Passengers staring at a screen felt ill in 10 minutes Youngsters, teens worst affected – as are goldfish COLOGNE, Germany – Guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any car-driver is the plaintiff cry from the back seat: “I feel sick!” “It will,” according to a survey…