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The work of the FIA African Council of Touring & Automobile clubs focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. Our news section is frequently updated with news and article relevant to these topics.

 

 

 

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Club news: No Pokémon Go while driving, says AA South Africa

Club news: No Pokémon Go while driving, says AA South Africa

28 July 2016

In anticipation of the official launch of Pokemon Go in South Africa, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has released a statement warning Pokémon players not hunt for Pokémon creatures while behind the wheel.


Club news: AA Namibia launches the first of its kind “Women in Road Safety” campaign

Club news: AA Namibia launches the first of its kind “Women in Road Safety” campaign

27 April 2016

The Automobile Association of Namibia launched the first of its kind “Women in Road Safety” campaign which focused on the needs of women road users.


Club news: AAT magazine “On the move” comes with an 8th edition

Club news: AAT magazine “On the move” comes with an 8th edition

21 January 2016

AA Tanzania released the 8th edition of their Club magazine “On the move”. In the new edition readers can find articles on tourism, mobility and motorsport as well as interviews and information about current traffic fines/offences and vehicle registration data.


Club news: EA Botswana reports on National Road Safety Symposium

Club news: EA Botswana reports on National Road Safety Symposium

21 January 2016

Emergency Assist Botswana reports on the National Road Safety Symposium “Effective Partnership for Road Safety”. The event focused on strategies for improvement of the road safety situation in the country.


FIA reveals what data is being tracked and how the public reacts to connected cars

FIA reveals what data is being tracked and how the public reacts to connected cars

23 November 2015

FIA Region I has revealed exactly what data new vehicles are able to track and transmit. In addition to the creation of driver profiles, vehicle location, trip length, personal information synced from mobile phones can be tracked and transmitted back to the manufacturer.


Mobility as a Service – New European Model for Transportation

Mobility as a Service – New European Model for Transportation

14 October 2015

On 14 October, experts met to discuss mobility as a service and how it can be effectively deployed for users across Europe.


FIA Region I advises Finnish industry and stakeholders on "Mobility as a service"

FIA Region I advises Finnish industry and stakeholders on "Mobility as a service"

11 September 2015

Consumers today are looking for new, on-demand ways to get around. Operators and service providers are developing a new model to accommodate this request, "Mobility as a Service" or MaaS.


Club News: Bringing road safety into Zimbabwe’s classrooms

Club News: Bringing road safety into Zimbabwe’s classrooms

27 August 2015

The Automobile Association of Zimbabwe, in partnership with the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, carried out a Road Safety Education project at schools throughout Zimbabwe to address the need for safer roads.


Club news: AA Namibia reports on national activities for the UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

Club news: AA Namibia reports on national activities for the UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

02 June 2015

The Automobile Association of Namibia reports that 15,000 children from 52 schools believe that road safety should become part of the country’s next development goals.


Club news: AAT recognised for successful boda boda training

Club news: AAT recognised for successful boda boda training

22 April 2015

The Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) and the FIA were honoured by the National Road Safety Council of Tanzania for the successful training of 850 boda boda riders.


Club News: AAT expands road safety training for boda boda motorcyclists in Tanzania's coast regions

Club News: AAT expands road safety training for boda boda motorcyclists in Tanzania's coast regions

17 March 2015

“So far response from the riders has been overwhelming and we expect a good outcome,” said AAT’s Chief Executive Officer Yusuf Ghor.


Club News: AA Tanzania launches the new issue of "On the Move"

Club News: AA Tanzania launches the new issue of "On the Move"

14 January 2015

AA Tanzania launched the seventh issue of the club magazine “On the Move”, outlining the Club's activities in 2014.


Club news: Changes to the tolls at the Dartford crossing

Club news: Changes to the tolls at the Dartford crossing

19 November 2014

The AA UK has warned of a change in the way tolls are charged when crossing at Dartford-Thurrock.


Club news: Tragedy strikes AMZS on World First Aid Day

Club news: Tragedy strikes AMZS on World First Aid Day

25 September 2014

On 13 September 2014, World First Aid Day, Miha Baloh, a 30-year-old instructor at AMZS’s Save Driving Centre, and Lara Safran, a 17-year-old activities organiser for AMZS’s Family Hour road safety programme, tragically lost their lives on their way to an event to promote road safety.


Mileage Fraud

Mileage Fraud

02 July 2014

All FIA Region I resources on mileage fraud.


Club news: ARC Rally launches today in Tanzania

Club news: ARC Rally launches today in Tanzania

12 June 2014

From 13-15 June, AA Tanzania will host the Oryx Energy Rally in Dar es Salaam.


Club news: ATCM spreads awareness of road safety in Mozambique

Club news: ATCM spreads awareness of road safety in Mozambique

19 May 2014

The Automobile and Touring Club of Mozambique (ATCM) raises awareness for road safety in Mozambique.


Club news: AA Tanzania funds sports rally in Dar es Salaam

Club news: AA Tanzania funds sports rally in Dar es Salaam

25 April 2014

AA Tanzania is funding the first motor rally of the Mzizima Motor Sport Club.


Club news: Slovakia gets a lesson on the importance of seat belts

Club news: Slovakia gets a lesson on the importance of seat belts

24 April 2014

The Autoklub Slovakia Assistance demonstrates to the public the importance of seat belts with a crash impact simulator.


Club news: Dynamic traffic lanes may remove congestion in Brussels

Club news: Dynamic traffic lanes may remove congestion in Brussels

24 April 2014

Touring Club Belgium highlights the need for more flexible and dynamic traffic lanes.


Club news: Raising awareness for mileage fraud in the UK

Club news: Raising awareness for mileage fraud in the UK

27 March 2014

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) highlighted the 'invisible crime', raising awareness of this common scam.


iMobility Challenge: Latest vehicle technologies need smart deployment to benefit society

iMobility Challenge: Latest vehicle technologies need smart deployment to benefit society

18 March 2014

On 18 March, the iMobility Challenge featured cutting edge developments for vehicle technologies in Brussels.


Club news: AA UK launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign

Club news: AA UK launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign

13 March 2014

AA launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign supported by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman and 20 times TT winner John McGuinness.


Mileage fraud: shining the light on an invisible crime

Mileage fraud: shining the light on an invisible crime

12 March 2014

On 12 March, FIA Region I set up a mileage fraud demonstration event on Place Luxembourg, just in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.


FIA sponsored Euro NCAP crash test calls into question vehicle safety in Latin America

FIA sponsored Euro NCAP crash test calls into question vehicle safety in Latin America

13 February 2014

In November 2013, Euro NCAP released the test results for the Ford EcoSport, the vehicle sponsored by FIA Region I.


Club news: Lifetime ban awaits reckless drivers in Tanzania

Club news: Lifetime ban awaits reckless drivers in Tanzania

07 February 2014

Starting this year, reckless drivers that have been violating road safety regulations will be faced with a lifetime ban of their driver’s license, reports AA Tanzania.


Club news: Dar es Salaam implements new parking rules to curb traffic congestion

Club news: Dar es Salaam implements new parking rules to curb traffic congestion

30 January 2014

Dar es Salaam city council implements substantial fines against parking infractions in the central business district, reports the AA Tanzania.


FIA Region I clubs meet at FIA Annual General Assembly in Paris

FIA Region I clubs meet at FIA Annual General Assembly in Paris

05 December 2013

As part of the FIA's Annual General Assembly in Paris, the FIA Region I Clubs met to discuss the past year's activities and upcoming plans for 2014.


AAT and FIA honoured by Tanzanian government for Boda Boda Project

AAT and FIA honoured by Tanzanian government for Boda Boda Project

25 July 2013

AA Tanzania’s (AAT) Boda Boda training campaign (Boda Boda drivers are those who drive two or three wheeled vehicles) has been highly successful, with 2,500 Boda Boda riders achieving a certificate of training.


AA Tanzania hosts closing ceremony for Boda Boda training

AA Tanzania hosts closing ceremony for Boda Boda training

16 July 2013

Boda Boda Training of the last Batch of 170 Riders was celebrated at gongolamboto on Wed 10th July and the closing ceremony was presided by National Traffic Police Boss in the Presence of AAT


The AA Takes Road Safety To Soweto

The AA Takes Road Safety To Soweto

14 June 2013

As the country commemorates Youth Day this Monday, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) will be taking road safety to Soweto with the message ‘safer roads start with you’.


AA Namibia takes part in UN Global Road Safety Week

AA Namibia takes part in UN Global Road Safety Week

22 May 2013

This month, from 6 to 12 May, was the second celebration of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week dedicated to pedestrian safety.


FIA African Clubs discuss road safety and development plan in Tanzania

FIA African Clubs discuss road safety and development plan in Tanzania

08 April 2013

The ACTA Learnership Programme, funded by the FIA Development Fund and coordinated by FIA Region I, kicked off on 8 April 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event, hosted by AA Tanzania, was focused on supporting the work of ACTA Clubs on insurance and tourism, key elements of the ACTA Development Plan.


New websites for African Automobile Clubs launched by FIA Region I

New websites for African Automobile Clubs launched by FIA Region I

28 February 2013

Six brand new websites for African Automobile Clubs, developed over the past months with the support of a FIA Development Fund grant, were launched today by FIA Region I – the coordinators of the project.


Automobile Association of South Africa Reacts to New Government Budget

Automobile Association of South Africa Reacts to New Government Budget

28 February 2013

Taxes on petrol and diesel will rise by 23 cents respectively as of 1 April 2013. This is due to the fuel levy being increased by 15 cents to R 2.12 (petrol) and R1.97 on diesel, while the Road Accident Fund contribution is increased by 8 cents per litre to 96 cents. From April, the total tax, levy and various other costs included in a litre of fuel will equal R R5.42 for petrol and R 4.17 for diesel.


In South Africa 'Road Deaths to be Biggest Killer'

In South Africa 'Road Deaths to be Biggest Killer'

15 February 2013

Road fatalities will soon overtake homicide, Aids and TB as the main cause of premature death in South Africa, says Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle.


AA Tanzania intensifies Dar road safety measures

AA Tanzania intensifies Dar road safety measures

12 February 2013

The Automobile Association of Tanzania, has intensified measures to cope up with the high rate of road accidents in the country. The association has fully embarked on safety measures through training of motorcyclists particularly those who don’t have valid driving licenses and are new to traffic rules.


FIA African Council Learnership Programme meets in Johannesburg

FIA African Council Learnership Programme meets in Johannesburg

22 October 2012

This year’s FIA African Council (ACTA) Learnership Programme was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, funded by FIA Development Fund, coordinated by FIA Region I and hosted by AA South Africa.


The AA of South Africa and RAF join forces to reduce the number of cycling crashes

The AA of South Africa and RAF join forces to reduce the number of cycling crashes

18 October 2012

Today, the South African Automobile Association (AA) and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) joined forces to promote awareness on cycling safety and thereby attempt to reduce the number of crashes involving cyclists.


Show Me the Dollar Brick Road

Show Me the Dollar Brick Road

02 October 2012

The 2012 year has seen an unprecedented level of public interest regarding south african government spend on national roads, especially with the prospect of eTolling still looming on the horizon as government considers alternative funding mechanisms for infrastructure upgrades in South Africa.


African Clubs discuss road safety at annual FIA meeting in Zanzibar

African Clubs discuss road safety at annual FIA meeting in Zanzibar

07 September 2012

The FIA African Council of Touring & Automobile Clubs (ACTA) held its annual meeting on 4-6 September 2012, and was hosted by the Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) in Zanzibar.


AA Tanzania: Road Safety Takes Centre Stage

AA Tanzania: Road Safety Takes Centre Stage

29 August 2012

Road safety in Tanzania has been tremendously compromised thanks to a host of factors triggered by the massive importation of motorcycles and three-wheelers infamously, Bajaji and Boda boda respectively, said Tanzanian Traffic Commander Mohamed Mpinga.


South Africa holds Zenani campaign launch

South Africa holds Zenani campaign launch

26 July 2012

South Africa has held its launch of the Zenani Mandela campaign and awarded the Zenani Mandela Scholarship certificate to this year’s recipient, Beauty Mokua.


Largest ever meeting of NCAPs held in Malaysia

Largest ever meeting of NCAPs held in Malaysia

28 May 2012

The largest ever gathering of New Car Assessment Programmes has been held in Melaka, Malaysia on May 23-24. The Global NCAP Annual Meeting brought together all NCAPs active worldwide to share experience in promoting consumer information about automobile crash avoidance and protection.


FIA Region I Spring Meeting held in Belgrade on 8-11 May 2012

FIA Region I Spring Meeting held in Belgrade on 8-11 May 2012

11 May 2012

The annual FIA Region I Spring Meeting was held on 8-11 May 2012 in Belgrade, and hosted by AMSS. The event brought together FIA Region I Club representatives from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Presentations from the event are now available online.


Mandela family launch ‘Zenani campaign’ to save children’s lives

Mandela family launch ‘Zenani campaign’ to save children’s lives

02 May 2012

A new campaign is being launched today (2) in memory of Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter, Zenani to combat the world’s biggest killer of children and young people over the age of 10.


Kenyan Driving Schools Aim to Decrease Road Fatalities

Kenyan Driving Schools Aim to Decrease Road Fatalities

01 May 2012

About 1.2 million people around the world are killed in traffic accidents every year, according to the World Health Organization. Kenya has some of the world’s worst road fatality statistics, with more than 3,000 people killed annually.


Spring Meeting: AMSS to host FIA Region I International Club Conference on 8-11 May 2012

Spring Meeting: AMSS to host FIA Region I International Club Conference on 8-11 May 2012

08 March 2012

This year’s FIA Region I International Club Conference (ICC) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from Tuesday 8 May to Friday 11 May 2012.


1,475 People Die on SA Roads over the 2011 Festive Season

1,475 People Die on SA Roads over the 2011 Festive Season

16 January 2012

The festive season saw at least 1475 people die on SA roads according to the latest figures released today by the Minister of Transport. The final figure due in a month’s time could very well exceed that of last year’s 1704 fatalities.


FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller: Now also in French, German and Italian

FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller: Now also in French, German and Italian

01 December 2011

Which countries have a disability parking card scheme? Where and when can it be used? What parking privileges are available? Will the parking card of a visitor from another country be recognised? The answers to these questions and others for around 130 countries worldwide can be found in the FIA Guide for the disabled traveller.


Why Distracted Driving is Becoming a Fatal Problem

Why Distracted Driving is Becoming a Fatal Problem

17 October 2011

As the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety campaign takes off this year, the Automobile Association of South Africa has conducted research into how distracted driving is increasingly linked to injury on South African roads.


FIA African Council meets to exchange best practices in Botswana

FIA African Council meets to exchange best practices in Botswana

08 September 2011

African Motoring and Touring Clubs met to discuss business strategies and upcoming initiatives at the annual FIA African Council, held on 5 September – 7 September in Botswana.


95 Percent of Boda Boda Riders Not Insured

95 Percent of Boda Boda Riders Not Insured

07 July 2011

A majority of motorcyle operators are not licensed, the National Road Safety Council of Keyna yesterday revealed (6 July). Speaking in Murang'a, David Njoroge a member of the council and Director General of AA Kenya, said more than 95 per cent of motorcycle operators in the country lack driving licenses.


The Fast and the Furious Way to Success in South Africa

The Fast and the Furious Way to Success in South Africa

09 June 2011

The fact that the automotive industry is plagued by a severe skills shortage is no secret. In a recent Merseta annual report, it was cited that the industry will need no less than 2 000 skilled technicians in 2012, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


Decade of Action Launch in Tanzania

Decade of Action Launch in Tanzania

25 May 2011

Three members of the United Kingdom’s Motor Sport Association joined the Automobile Association of Tanzania, AAT, to conduct the two day long safety seminar that ended at the Tanga Beach Resort Hotel on May 24.


Future business strategies for African Clubs: FIA discussions held in Johannesburg

Future business strategies for African Clubs: FIA discussions held in Johannesburg

15 April 2011

Automobile and Touring Club representatives from Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa met today in Johannesburg to discuss club priorities for the FIA African Council of Touring & Automobile (ACTA) and possible areas for future cooperation.


AA of South Africa Condemns Illegal Street Racing

AA of South Africa Condemns Illegal Street Racing

04 April 2011

Three more lives were needlessly lost during an illegal drag race in Pretoria on Sunday evening.


FIA Region I plans for 2011: Club Vice-Presidents meet in Skopje

FIA Region I plans for 2011: Club Vice-Presidents meet in Skopje

04 March 2011

Future activities planned for FIA Region I were discussed at a Presidential Board Meeting in Skopje on 4 March.


Future business strategies for African Clubs: FIA discussions held in Johannesburg

Future business strategies for African Clubs: FIA discussions held in Johannesburg

14 February 2011

Automobile and Touring Club representatives from Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa met today in Johannesburg to discuss club priorities for the FIA African Council of Touring & Automobile (ACTA) and possible areas for future cooperation.


Disabled Parking Rights Worldwide

Disabled Parking Rights Worldwide

03 December 2010

www.fiadisabledtravellers.com provides comprehensive and informative guidance about parking privileges granted to national permit holders.


Road Safety In Kenya: Stakeholders Conference

Road Safety In Kenya: Stakeholders Conference

19 October 2010

Being an active member of the National Road Safety Council of Kenya (NRSC), the AA of Kenya fully participated in the Road Safety Stakeholders Conference on 19th October 2010, at the Bomas of Kenya. Several other issues were highlighted at the conference but the main focus remained on Road Safety.





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