Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk says all the negative publicity about self-driving cars could end up costing people’s lives.
The Automobile Association of South Africa has urged both parents and law enforcement to be more diligent in implementing legislation requiring children under the age of three to be secured in a child seat.
The law has been in effect for over a year now and the AA claims it has done little to influence the way people travel with their children, which they find concerning.
“When the law came into effect in July 2015 we welcomed the change to the legislation, and called on authorities to ensure a wide education and enforcement campaign was launched to ensure infants get the protection the law provides,” the AA told Wheels24.
“We are dismayed that too many people are failing to buckle up and protect children in the car.”
The association reveals their observational research shows only seven percent of children that should be secured in a child seat while in a car are buckled up.
“This is extremely worrying and speaks directly to the poor attitude drivers have; not only are they disregarding the law, but they are risking their children’s lives,” the AA added.
“More needs to be done to enforce this law, otherwise its introduction would have been meaningless.
“Considering how easy it is to put a child in a car seat, or use a seatbelt, we believe the attitude of some drivers needs urgent attention. We want to again urge every driver to buckle-up and be safe: it’s a simple, easy way to protect yourself.”
Ford’s sophisticated Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV) is set to make an even greater impact on the South African market when an expanded range goes on sale locally in November this year.
It seems that if vehicle owners in KwaZulu-Natal agree on one thing, then it’s that Tiger Wheel & Tyre is the “Best Tyre Shop” in the province.
The balance of the expenditure was on employee and administration costs.
Mercedes-Benz is set to exhibit a selection of its military offerings at this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition – taking place from 14 September until 18 September at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof, Centurion.
Volkswagen is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016.
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has reaffirmed its status as one of the Eastern Cape’s top exporters by winning three merit awards at the 2016 Exporter of the Year awards.
The AA said the strengthening of the rand had outweighed the increasing oil price, adding that the drop will be rather substantial – as much as 69 cents for petrol.
On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape’s Exporter of the Year Awards.