Car Insurance should cover those unexpected moments!!

Only insurance fraudsters plan for accidents – and even then these events should be descibed as crashes rather than accidents. The Wikipedia definition of an accident: “An accident is a specific, unexpected, unusual and unintended external action which occurs in a particular time and place, with no apparent and deliberate cause but with marked effects.…

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Do you know the road traffic signs in South Africa?

It is estimated that approximately 85% of fatal road accidents in South Africa can be blamed on human error. Unfortunately very few of our road users can claim “error” as merely being negligent or failing to do something! There simply are far too many instances of blatant disregard for the Rules of the Road!! Too…

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Better eyesight could reduce car insurance claims

When driving it is important to have clear comfortable vision. You need to be able to judge distances, read road signs and traffic lights and respond to changes in your environment quickly and efficiently. If you are not able to see well you will not be able to respond quickly when needed. This can be…

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Toyota recalls another 1.7m vehicles worldwide

Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide, bringing its total for recalls to nearly 16 million since late 2009 and dealing a blow to its efforts to restore its reputation for quality. Although the situation is different from last year, when Toyota attracted intense scrutiny from U.S. safety regulators…

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Effective driving could reduce car insurance costs and much distress!!

I could not resist using this photo of a traffic officer which appeared quite a while ago in “Die Burger” newspaper. Most people would use this photo in a story about traffic enforcement or speeding fines. I would rather like to reflect on another aspect – responsible driving and avoiding heavily congested roads. In recent…

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Damage from seawater might be difficult to explain to your car insurer

Some vehicle claims are easier to explain to the car insurance company than others!! It is best accepting that insurance is not meant to provide cover for blatant stupidity…Vehicle owners have to take reasonable steps to protect their insured vehicles!! Leave driving on seasand for 4×4 vehicles and trained 4×4 specialists!! Also view: 4×4 Sand…

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How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid?

Question: How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid? Answer: This question has been referred to the Experts from Justice Project South Africa. We would like to share the response from Justice Project South Africa: “There is ongoing and prolific confusion about this issue, mainly caused…

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