South Africans underinsured for death & disability from accidents

We often insure our vehicles against the damage from motor accidents – but neglect to insure and protect our family members in the event of death and disability from the same vehicle accidents. It is most important not to focus on car insurance in isolation – but rather as part of a more comprehensive financial…

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Tyre Safety Survey 2010 shows standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa improved

Tyre maker Bridgestone South Africa has published data obtained during its Tyre Safety Survey for 2010 which shows that standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa have improved since 2009. Retailer Pick n Pay assisted Bridgestone by permitting the annual survey to be conducted in the parking lots of its stores. Armed with a pressure…

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Insurance fraud remains major obstacle to cheaper car insurance

I recently had the privilege of attending the year overview of the Insurance Crime Bureau. This review revealed what has been done and still needs to be done to curb the crime of insurance fraud in South Africa! With many crimes it is easy for us to shrug the shoulders and not to be involved.…

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Car Insurers also come clean on green house gas emissions

Do car insurance companies do anything to protect the environment? It is interesting to note that financial services companies and insurance providers did participate in a recent survey about greenhouse gas emissions! South African companies and disclosure about green house emissions The National Business Initiative (NBI) says South Africa’s major companies are now ranked among…

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How can we prevent car insurance claims from accidents at traffic circles and roundabouts?

How can we prevent the many unnecessary accident claims from side-swipe accidents and fender benders at traffic circles? We would like to consider this topic in a question from a visitor to the Arrive Alive website: Question: The whole idea of roundabouts and traffic circles is to obtain a safer intersection than any other,whilst allowing…

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What is the speed limit in a parking area/ parking lot?

Question: I have searched and I can’t find any law/common law or regulation around the speed limit in and around a parking area/lot. I know that drivers need to drive prudently and not be neglegent…but my question is what is a “safe” travelling speed for such an area? Are there any regulations to substantiate this…

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