You need car insurance as protection against driver stupidity!!

Driving without car insurance because you are a good driver is like not wearing a seatbelt because you intend to be driving slow. It is just plain stupid!! We need to recognize that the roads are a place where we have to share space – and we share this space with some irresponsible people. Even…

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Can Energy Drinks reduce Car Insurance Claims?

Driver Fatigue is the silent killer on our roads. A European Road Safety Observatory Report on Fatigue (2006) Fatigue has suggested that fatigue is a major factor in a large proportion of road crashes (range 10-20%). It is often difficult to calculate the true risk of driver fatigue in vehicle crashes – as many drivers…

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Protection to car insurance policyholders under new consumer act could be delayed

The proposed Consumer Protection Act could be delayed says law firm Webber Wentzel . This Act will have a significant impact on the way that Car Insurers do their business and interact with consumers. There is however concern that the implementation of the Act at the proposed date will be inappropriate. Uncertainty about the implementation…

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Can your car insurance claim be rejected because you are a bad driver?

How does the quality of your driving affect your car insurance claim? On the roads it often becomes apparent that we are not equal – perhaps so when reflecting on Human Rights – but not so when it comes to driving ability!! Fortunately for many vehicle owners the car insurers do not drive with them…

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Pay As You Drive car insurance rewards those who avoid unnecessary travels!

Are you the average traveller – or do you believe you drive a bit less than the average driver? This is a question I have asked myself this week as I prepare to take my car for the 135,000 km service. I bought my VW Polo 5 years ago and travel often between Bloemfontein and…

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How will the much needed compulsory third party car insurance be managed?

We have earlier discussed the announcement by the Department of Transport that investigations are under way with regards to making third party car insurance compulsory in South Africa. This will provide much needed protection to millions of vehicle owners who are driving on our roads alongside other uninsured vehicles. At present there is a 2…

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Car accidents and making that emergency call!!

On the Car Insurance Blog we not only provide advice on finding affordable and the correct car insurance, but also assist our vehicle owners with information about safety on the road. This also includes advice on how to protect yourself in the event of the unfortunate road accident. Once an accident has occurred it is…

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2009 Crash Report confirms threat of young drivers to Road Safety

We have written quite a bit on the Car Insurance Blog about the risks that young drivers pose to road safety and , perhaps more importantly – how these younger drivers struggle to find affordable car insurance! The younger male drivers are perceived to be the greatest risks to road accidents and car insurance claims,…

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Stealing a BMW with only the VIN is a myth!!!

There are many myths around vehicle security – and the ease with which some vehicles can be stolen. A concerned vehicle owner sent an email to the Arrive Alive road safety website to enquire whether it is possible to steal a BMW vehicle by only writing down the VIN number and then requesting a spare…

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