Cheating husbands may need more than good car insurance!!

Men are regarded to be more likely claimants from their car insurers. There has been quite a bit of discussion on this topic – and especially about the assumption by some female drivers that they are not only perceived as safer drivers…but that they might actually claim to be better drivers! Accident crash statistics provide…

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Effective history checks could provide cheaper car insurance premiums

Car insurers are constantly reviewing strategies and investigating measures that could reduce the pricing pressures on car insurance premiums. Inflationary pressures will not go away – and there will always be rising costs in employment, administrative costs, cost of repair, vehicle parts etc. Not much can be done to reduce these escalating costs – but…

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Older drivers spot road hazards earlier than young drivers!

Who is the biggest risk on our roads –young drivers or old drivers? The answer – without a doubt – is our younger drivers! Even though they might have sharper reflexes, their attitude and driving habits pose far greater risks to other road users. Older drivers not only have far greater driving experience –but also…

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Searching for cheap car insurance gets fast…very fast!!

More and more vehicle owners go to the internet in the search for affordable car insurance. Car Insurance companies have in recent times discovered that that they simply cannot do without an online strategy – and millions are now spent on websites, search engine optimization and content management. Google and faster searches Most of these…

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Your car insurance premium can reward you for avoiding driver fatigue!

The title of this post might raise a few eyebrows – and so it should! A very important threat to road safety is driver fatigue. This threat to both driver fitness and road safety is usually referred to in a number of descriptive words, including driver fatigue, driver tiredness, drowsiness etc. Driver Fatigue a contributing…

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What is the requirement to exercise reasonable precautions in maintaining the safety of the vehicle?

We have previously discussed the importance of getting to know the terms and conditions of the car insurance policy. This will enable the vehicle owner to better understand his rights and obligations and avoid any nasty surprises when receiving confirmation that his claim has been repudiated on account of some clause in his insurance policy!…

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Weekend drunk drivers a huge road safety risk!

Much has been written about the dangers of drunk driving. That drunk drivers are responsible for too many accidents is no secret. These drivers not only place their own lives at risk but also those of other law abiding road users. But when are these risks most prevalent and how can we protect ourselves from…

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Cautious optimism for vehicle owners with release of SA Crime statistics

The Crime Statistics for South Africa were released yesterday. These crime numbers are not anything to be proud of – and remain much too high – but there are some positives that we might be able to reflect upon! Crime in South Africa by the numbers There were several declines in the crimes reported and…

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Vehicle owners need to comply with security requirements for valid car insurance cover!

Do you know what is required by your car insurance policy in terms of the vehicle security systems in your vehicle? A friend of mine had his car insurance claim rejected as there was a requirement that a vehicle tracking device be installed and he alleges that this was not communicated to him by his…

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What would you be willing to do to protect your car from theft?

In South Africa we pay rather expensive car insurance premiums not only for protection from vehicle accidents and road safety risks – but also to protect from vehicle theft and hijackings! We have a wide variety of vehicle security features available on the market and we are able to pick and choose and to compare…

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