Be alert to licensing requirements when purchasing motorbike insurance

Insurance and motorbike licenses – what’s the deal? When it comes to car insurance, we all know the rules – the car must be registered and licensed, the driver must have a valid license, and when and how the vehicle is used and stored affects both conditions for cover and premiums. But what about bikes?…

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NAAMSA expects slowdown in vehicle sales in South Africa

The vehicle manufacturing industry is expecting sales growth to slow as the second half of 2011 looks set to be more difficult than the first, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Tuesday. “In the short to medium term, a number of unfavourable developments will impact on demand for and sales…

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Disregard for the law contributing to many road crashes!!

It was Hellen Zille who said that those who tend not to obey the Rules of the Road might also be less law abiding in other areas as well! This further justifies the need for increased traffic enforcement to arrest those transporting drugs , arms etc. I could not resist sharing this pic of a…

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Better public transport will also deliver an opportunity for cheaper car insurance premiums!

The Department of Transport should be commended for the efforts to improve public transport in South Africa. Even though many might regard recent developments as small steps, they are indeed much needed and they might prove to have a giant impact on road safety, the environment, economic development and financial stability. The efforts to improve…

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Height restrictions on delivery vehicles do not exclude need for caution!!

You may be within the legally allowed height restrictions for the delivery vehicle – but this does not allow you to drive everywhere! You still need to remain alert to the environment and other obstructions on your path of travel! What are the “height limits of delivery vehicles”? We shared the above photo with experts…

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What does Regulation 214 of the Road Traffic Act Stipulate?

Question: What does Regulation 214 of the Road Traffic Act Stipulate? Answer: “motor vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle and includes— (a) a trailer; and (b) a vehicle having pedals and an engine or an electric motor as an integral part thereof or attached thereto and which is designed or adapted to be propelled by means…

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Why does it matter who the regular driver of my car is?

If you’ve ever shopped around for insurance quotes for your car, you’ll know that one of the first questions you get asked is: “Who is the regular driver of this car?” Why should this matter? And how does your answer affect your insurance cover? What does “regular driver” mean? Insurers view the regular driver of…

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