A hail storm to make even the best car insurance company cry!!

Recent hail storms in the Free State have focused the attention on car insurance claims after hail damage! Forces of nature are unpredictable – and not having the correct cover could destroy the financial well being of property owners! A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website sent an email with a video clip of…

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What do I need not know about the Reporting of bad drivers?

Our ability to report bad drivers is one of the tools we can use to enhance driver responsibility and reduce the accidents on our roads. We would like to share some info on the Reporting of bad drivers, having received an email from a visitor to the Arrive Alive website  – and a subsequent response…

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Can my car insurer cancel my policy if I claim too often?

The accident and claims record of high profile politician Tony Yengeni have made headlines this past weekend. I had the privilege of sharing a conversation with Tony earlier this year – and our conversation focused more on road safety than car insurance. It is however important to reflect on the data referred to in a…

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Your Car Insurance company will know your breathalyser test results!!

With the festive season and all the celebrations ahead it is most important that vehicle owners think before the drink! We have emphasized earlier that a car insurance claim can be rejected if it is found that the driver was driving with an alcohol limit above the legal limit! We have also made available information…

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Be Alert to Pedestrian Inattentiveness this Festive Season

As we approach the Festive Season we would like to urge all our drivers to be alert to the dangers of pedestrian inattentivesness. We have focused on the Arrive Alive website on driver distractions such as cellular conversations, texting and driving and also the distractions from passengers. We however also need to be alert to…

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Will the driver of your car for the holiday be insured?

Many of us are making plans for travel during the festive season. On the Arrive Alive website we will be sharing festive season safety tips on both vehicle and driver fitness. It is however also important to advise vehicle owners on the Car Insurance Blog in an effort to avoid nasty surprises when it comes…

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Insurer untertakes to include CO2 Emissions Tax in the settlement of total loss claims on new motor vehicles

Short-term insurer Mutual & Federal says it will include the new CO2 Emissions Tax (carbon tax) in the settlement of total loss claims on new motor vehicles, provided you have insured your vehicle for the appropriate value. “The move means drivers won’t have to dig deep for additional funds to cover the tax , which…

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Examples of Insurance Fraud in South Africa

Introduction and the Fight against Insurance Crime I have recently had the privilege of gaining more information on the fight against insurance fraud in South Africa. Insurance fraud is one of the contributing  factors to escalating car insurance premiums  – and this battle can only be won by way of public private partnerships. The South…

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Do you receive quality car insurance service?

Employee Of The Month In the highly competitive car insurance industry, insurers have little movement to manoeuvre in an effort to gain market share.  The fast changing insurance industry and online environment have brought together many new players to the industry – and many direct insurers have gained significant market share. It is especially amongst…

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