Driving Lessons

Critical Tyre Maintenance Tips

Did you know that at 60km/h, the sole contact between the road and your car is a small patch on your tyres about the size of your palm? As the only part of your car that physically touches the ground, it’s imperative your tyres are properly maintained. Derek Kirkby, Training Director at Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), a programme ...

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Six Tips for Managing Roadworks

RICHARD GLADMAN Roadworks  and repairs could affect our daily commute to work, or even prolong the school run. Narrower lanes, slow traffic and fraying tempers all add to the challenge of reaching to our destination in time. But as long as you drive carefully and plan your journey, it needn’t be stressful. Here’s some advice to ensure your motorway journey through ...

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Wet season Motoring: How to Drive Safely in the Rain (Part one)

In sub-Sahara Africa, arrival of the rain is usually a thing of joy. The rain clears and cools down dusty and sticky weather. Motorists, whose cars have no air-conditioner, once again, drive and enjoy some cool breeze on wheel. However, it is also a period, when motorists face challenges from flooded road and carelessness and recklessness of fellow road users. ...

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Winter Driving and Preparedness Tips

Winter storms have been hitting the country with an outlook for continued blizzard conditions and extreme cold temperatures. As put together by Chevrolet, drivers need to take into consideration some of the things they can do to be ready to navigate the roads this winter. Be Prepared Before You Hit the Road Don’t drive on Empty: Bad weather can cause ...

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10 Worst Driving Habits (with Mind blowing Info-graphics)

Common sense will tell you that habits such as speeding, texting while driving and using your phone while driving are tantamount to stupidity behind the wheel. But motorists persist in indulging in these inadvisable acts. Other habits like eating and smoking at the wheel might not seem as dangerous or reckless. But they can be sufficiently distracting to cloud a ...

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Driving Tips during School Holidays

As many schoolchildren complete their exams and the end of term comes ever nearer, motorists can expect to see more children walking or riding their bikes on the roads.  Along with the usual challenges we face on our streets, this creates additional factors to consider. This is what you can do to ensure all road users, young or old, remain ...

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Keyless Entry Vulnerability: Guidance to Concerned Drivers

RICHARD BILLYEALD The ‘transmitter relay’ attack seen in the footage exploits vulnerability in a vehicle’s keyless entry system, with criminals amplifying or capturing the signal from a keyless or ‘smart’ fob.  Keyless fobs, which should not be confused with standard remote fobs, allow drivers to easily open and start their vehicle without pressing the fob or even having to remove ...

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