Drinking and Driving increases car insurance claims

On the Arrive Alive website we have given much attention to the dangers of impaired driving! Too many fatal accidents have been caused by intoxicated drivers. Many more of these accidents are fortunately not fatal but have lead to car insurance claims– and could have been prevented were it not for the reduced driver reactions…

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Pay close attention to safety when driving near level crossing!!

Many families were left without a beloved child when a train crashed into a minibus in Cape Town earlier today! Preliminary investigations into the accident that killed nine schoolchildren in Blackheath, just outside Cape Town on Wednesday morning indicate that the driver of the minibus they were travelling in tried to cross the train tracks…

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How much is carbon emissions tax going to cost vehicle owners?

We have recently added a blog post titled “CO2 Vehicle Emissions Tax, Double Cabs and Car Insurance” This provided some important insights on the history behind the recent announcement by the Treasury on the CO2 emissions tax and especially the intention to include double cabs in the definition. The new carbon emissions tax, due to…

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Pay As You Drive recognizes variety of risks on our roads!!

Pay As You Drive car insurance is often described as the best car insurance product for people who travel less. We have given much attention to how life changes affect the way and the distance that we drive – and Pay As You Drive or “distance based” insurance recognizes that travelling less results in reduced…

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Which makes of vehicles are more likely to be stolen in South Africa?

Are you going to be the more likely victim of vehicle theft than the guy next door just because you have a specific vehicle? What would make the vehicle thief decide to rather take your vehicle than that of the other bloke? I have come across an interesting story in Rapport Newspaper in which it…

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Do disclaimer boards and warning signs exclude liability for damage from road works?

This is a very important question we would like to discuss as part of the series on Car Insurance, road damage, potholes and the law. After an earlier blog post a visitor to the car insurance blog emailed a reply received from a road construction company. The wording is as follows: “We refer to the…

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More should be done to avoid elderly driver accidents

On the car insurance blog we have given some attention to the increases car insurance premiums payable by the elderly. Elderly drivers have seen their car insurance premiums increasing significantly as they get older than 65 – and more should be expected from medical doctors and family members in either removing their driving privileges or…

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Pay As You Drive is perfect to insure that classic car!!

Many families have a “special” car – a car that is inherited from a grandparent and which has special sentimental value. It might not qualify as a true antique – or have a special financial value – but it might be of significant value for people whose lives developed around that vehicle. It is important…

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Insurance fraudline could help to reduce car insurance fraud

Car insurance fraud is one of the contributing factors increasing car insurance premiums. Too many false claims are submitted – and much more needs to be done to prevent these fraudsters. Car insurance companies have their own investigators – but they can be well assisted with support from the private sector and individuals from society.…

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