Faulty US air bag issue heats up

Posted on October 24th, 2014

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now urging the owners of nearly eight million cars and trucks to have air bags repaired because of potential danger to occupants in the front seats. Read More

Red stripes causing locals’ road rage

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Large red road stripes – which are called ‘threshold treatments’ and are designed as a signal to truck drivers and motorists that they are crossing a ‘threshold’ into a residential quiet zone – have created Read More

EECA ticks Goodyear and Dunlop tyres

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

More than 186 new tyres have been given the Energywise mark of approval by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) which is part of a new programme to inform consumers about fuel efficient tyres. Read More

Zero road toll for Labour Weekend?

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Last year’s road toll for Labour Weekend numbered one person, and this year the Automobile Association would like to see zero road fatalities. AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen says the weather is looking good for the Read More

Motoring Writers’ Guild elects new president

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

The New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild has elected NZ Herald/Driven assistant motoring editor Liz Dobson as its president for the next 12 months. Dobson takes over from immediate past president David Linklater, who has led Read More

Best ANCAP rating yet for Hyundai Genesis

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

The all-new luxury Hyundai Genesis sedan will be launched into New Zealand at the start of 2015 having achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) achieving Read More

New FT 50 confirms Toyota NZ’s commitment to motorsport

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Toyota has marked its tenth anniversary of the ‘wings and slicks’ single-seater Toyota Racing Series by launching an all-new FT 50 race car designed in Italy by Tatuus. It’s a multimillion dollar commitment by the Read More

Australia’s best and worst secure cars

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Engineers from the Australian-based NRMA (National Roads and Motorists Association) Insurance’s research centre have assessed more than 190 current-model cars across eight vehicle categories and scored them for security. There is no equivalent research done Read More

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