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SA vehicle crime stats, Max Verstappen's antics... 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss

2017-10-26 08:11

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Rouel van Nelson

Cape Town - From vehicle crime stats in South Africa to Max Verstappen calling an FIA steward an 'idiot', here is your midweek motoring wrap.

Crime, Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Red Bull's Formula 1 racer Max Verstappen says he will not apologise for calling an F1 steward an "idiot" after the US grand prix, following his illegal overtake on Kimi Raikkonen the last lap of the United States Grand Prix.

Vehicle crime statistics, released by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula as part of the annual national crime statistics shows an increase of 14.5% in carjacking, as we look at other vehicle crimes affecting SA.

With that in mind, here are 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss: 

5. Crime stats in SA: 14.5% increase in carjackings since 2016




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3. 'Mad Max' Verstappen in trouble for calling steward 'idiot'


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