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Mechanical Competency Course in Cape Town

September 14th, 2012  |  Published in driving tips  |  2 Comments

With the December holidays on our doorstep, Drive More Safely NPO is taking road safety one step further. On a daily basis we urge road users to adhere to the rules of the road, buckle up, not use their cell phone while driving, not to drink and drive, not to speed, etc, but have we thought of the dangers when a vehicle breaks down.

Together with the Automobile Association we are hosting a “Mechanical competency course” to know your vehicle better. This will equip you with the basic knowledge of how a vehicle operates and we believe that through this our road users will understand the dangers when they are on our roads. This course will also help understand how bad driving effects your vehicle. With the high price of fuel, you need to understand your vehicle to get the best performance from it and still be safe and responsible.

Research showed that 30% of road crashes are due to mechanical failure. If we can equip our road users with knowledge, we can save some of the +/- 18000 lives we loose on our roads yearly. The course will cover the following areas:

The course content is:

  1. Engine’s basic’s
  2. Braking system basic’s
  3. Steering system basic’s
  4. Wheels and tyres
  5. Occupant Restraint systems
  6. Basic vehicle maintenance
  7. Pre-trip inspections

Can you really miss this?

Venue: Drive More Safely
63 Chasmay road (Living Way college campus)
Date: 15th September 2012
Time: 9h00 to 15h30
Price: FREE (donation towards the NPO)
A light lunch will be served as well as tea/coffee.

If we are serious about road safety, we need to equip ourselves with all the knowledge and training we can get. Contact Drive More Safely here


  1. Amanda says:

    September 23rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm (#)

    Will you be running another?

  2. Yolandi says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 12:44 pm (#)

    Please provide me with a price list.


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