Australian floods could be a $1 billion event for insurers

What are the costs of flooding in Australia to the Insurance industry? The devastating floods in Queensland state that forced evacuation in Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, are expected to be a near $1 billion event for insurers, though reinsurance is seen covering more than half of it. That would mean the flood cost to insurers…

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Subsidy for greener vehicles helps Toyota Prius break Japan sales record

Toyota’s Prius hybrid has broken the Japanese sales record for a single car model in 2010, helped by a popular government subsidy for green vehicles, an industry group said on Tuesday. The world’s biggest car manufacturer sold 315669 units of the Prius in Japan last year, up by 51.1% from the previous year, according to…

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Road rage threatens more than your car! Road rage Kills!!

The Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design created a Public Service Announcement in Support of Arrive Alive. In this endeavour they have portrayed the very important message that “Road Rage Does Kill!” We would like to share this message and a few suggestions on how to avoid road rage: 10 POINT PLAN TO AVOID…

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Video captures scene as vehicles are swept away by floods in Australia

A friend on Facebook shared a link to vehicles being swept away by floods in Australia!! Our hearts go out to the owners of these vehicles – and the car insurance companies who have to cover much of the damage from flooding in Australia!! We would like to urge motorists to view the following sections…

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Is your bike sufficiently protected with motorbike insurance?

On the Arrive Alive website we have shared safety advice on safe motorbike riding. We advise young bikers to improve their skills with the bike on the track and pleaded for greater safety awareness. We have urged them to wear protective gear all the time and also shared advice on riding pillion! But what about…

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Reduced driving the safest way to finding cheap car insurance!

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive road safety website emailed 2 images of a Smart Car – with 2 seperate messages! Photo 1: A new vehicle with a beautiful background and the message: “Save Money and the Environment – Drive a Smart Car!” Photo 2: An horrific accident scene near New Orleans involving two…

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Why is making a U-turn so dangerous?

In earlier posts on the Road Safety Blog I made special mention to U-turns. I will always remember that my last conversation with my late father dealt with his concerns regarding the U-turns made in Oudtshoorn. Since then I have paid special attention to these risks and have heard and read many reports where U-turns…

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It is best to do vehicle verification before you buy a vehicle!!

Question: Subject: Verifying vehicle reg: MOX 673 NW Message: ——– I want to buy this vehicle but the seller sounds dodgy and the advert for the vehicle for sale was placed on Junkmail – I would like verification on the vehicle. Answer: There is a vehicle confirmation service the person can apply for confirmation of…

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