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MOTORING: Turbo driving tips

Get more from your car and protect your engine Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Prevention is always better than the cure and looking after your vehicle and keeping it well maintained is the best way to avoid costly repairs. With more components and a more complex design, turbocharged engines are a …

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MOTORING: Driving on muddy roads

It might be wiser to reverse and try another way Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | In our continuing series on driving during the rainy season, we explore the slippery issue of driving on muddy roads and avoiding getting stuck. Driving in the mud skills usually come in handy when you …

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MOTORING: Driving in the rain

Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Do you know the best precautions to take and how to practice safe driving in the wet weather? Here are some tips can add on your list: Before driving: • Make sure all vehicle lights are working properly: headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, …

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Cameroon bans nighttime driving in restive southwest

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Drivers in one of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking provinces have been banned from driving at night for a month, as tensions run high between government forces and separatists. Vehicles in five of the Southwest Region’s six districts are not allowed on the road between 7:00 pm …

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MOTORING: Hands-free phone use while driving

How safe is that? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Under the Traffic and Road Safety (Restriction of Use of Mobile Telephones) Regulations, 2004, the use of mobile telephone while driving is restricted and punishable by law in Uganda. Under the regulation, a person shall not—(a) while driving a motor vehicle, use …

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Saudi university to open driving school for women

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted. “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with …

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Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women’s rights and economic necessity. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his …

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Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women’s driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesday. The kingdom has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, and is the only country where …

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Driving when pregnant

By Agencies Pregnant women have more car crashes in 2nd trimester: study Pregnant women who drive appear to be at a significantly higher risk of being in a serious car crash during the second trimester of their pregnancies, a new study suggests.  The researchers, who believe fatigue and sleep disruption …

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