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SA driver demerit system, 'smooching' vs sports cars... Top motoring stories of the week

2018-04-15 19:00

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Cape Town - From the proposed SA driver points demerit system to a new study that reveals driving a sports car could be better 'romance'... we list the top motoring stories of the week.

AARTO Act

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has addressed concerns regarding e-tolls and the proposed demerit system. Meanwhile, Justice Project South Africa said that the AARTO Act, and its associated AARTO Amendment Bill represents the "biggest change in the manner in which road traffic offences are prosecuted".

New models headed for SA

Volkswagen has launched a seven-seater version of its popular Tiguan SUV in KwaZulu-Natal this week, according to the automaker the Tiguan Allspace benefits from 215mm more length to create space for two extra pews.

Ford's new Ford Focus has made it global debut in April. The fifth-generation hatchback is set to arrive in South Africa in late 2018. 

VW's new CEO, smooching vs sports cars

The new chief of German auto giant Volkswagen outlined his plans for steering the company out of the cloud of the "dieselgate" scandal and into a future of electric cars and "sustainable mobility".

Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset binge – new research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost your sense of well-being and emotional fulfillment.

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