Do women pay the car insurance premiums reflecting how they drive?

National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on August 9. This commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era. Today our country…

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When are road construction companies deemed negligent for vehicle damage?

On the Car Insurance Blog we are discussing the liability for damage from road construction and potholes. Claims by vehicle owners for damage as a result of potholes and road construction activity have increased significantly – and we have undertaken to discuss this in a series of blog posts. Our objective in doing so is…

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Be Alert to car thieves who jam immobilizers!

We have written rather extensively on the need for increased vehicle security to combat vehicle theft. Our blog entries on the Car Insurance Blog at carinsurance.arrivealive.co.za focused on a variety of vehicle security systems and also provided advice on the need to park your vehicle in a safe spot. But what if you have a…

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What do you need to know about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)

Our drivers in Gauteng would have witnessed construction activity continuing after the Football World Cup, and would have been warned of a new tolling system. This is all part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). What do we need to know about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project? The South African National Roads Agency has…

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Who is the reasonable driver when he drives near potholes?

In our discussions on potholes, road works, liability and car insurance we will often refer to the reasonable man in the test for negligence. We have indicated that we compare the conduct of a person to a certain standard of reasonable conduct to establish whether that person is indeed negligent. If his conduct does not…

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Life changes affect how much you Pay As You Drive

We are all experiencing significant life changes all of the time. We meet people, enter into relationships, break-up, start and end careers and move our places of residence all the time. It appears that this is becoming more frequent in the 21st century! I have recently listened to a rather interesting presentation on how employers…

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Sexy female distractions increase the risk of car insurance claims

Earlier today the Arrive Alive road safety website received an email from a road safety friend who is concerned with the many driver distractions accidents. I would like to quote from his email: “Dear Johan I hope that you are well. We feel that we would need to be responsible for driving a distracted driving…

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