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2016-08-14 10:00

ALL-FEMALE PATROL: All-female officer teams are being deployed throughout SA as part of a Women's Month campaign.Image: iStock

Cape Town - From new number plates for SA motorists to a new global car-security flaw affecting millions of vehicles, the second week of August 2016 delivered several interesting stories motorists shouldn't miss.

Here are six top motoring stories for the second week of August:

1 PICS: SA drivers to sport new licence plates

Not many stories in recent years garnered as much response from readers as the Department of Transport set to launch new number plates in South Africa.

According to the department, all provinces will adopt a new number plate that could see the country’s flag, a QR code and a barcode displayed.

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2 SA rolls out all-female traffic officer teams

To celebrate Women’s month 2016, all-female law enforcement squads have been deployed in SA. These female officers will be tasked with fighting crime and aim to make SA’s roads safer.

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3 Driven: New Honda Civic has big shoes to fill in SA

The 10th generation Honda Civic has arrived in SA. The new Civic sedan has a bigger, more daunting, task to fulfill than its predecessor. With its solid build-quality and average drivetrain package, the Civic will be competing against traditional rivals (Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, etc.), while attempting to fill the void left by its bigger sibling, the now-discontinued Accord.

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4 SA's new number plates: More than 26 000 readers think it's a bad idea

News of SA's proposed new number plates did not exactly find favour among SA motorists. Wheels24 asked readers what they thought about the Department of Transport’s intended plans and more than 26 000 believe it's a bad idea (read: money-making scheme).

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5 SA record: This VW Passat covers 2029km on a single tank of fuel

A VW Passat, powered by a 1.4-litre mated to a DSG, covered more than 2000km from a single tank. The Passat travelled from the SA/Zimbabwean border all the way down to Moorreesburg in the Western Cape.

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6 Global car security risk: VW responds

Researches have found that millions of older vehicles are prone to being hacked. Many automakers are affected as researchers exposed a huge security flaw. VW, one of the hardest hit, was the first manufacturers Wheels24 approached for comment.

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