Car Insurer joins the fight against pothole claims with Pothole Brigade

It appears that car insurers are joing the fight to reduce the frustrations caused by potholes across South Africa! Potholes are not only a safety hazard, but they also pose danger to the wheel alignment and suspension of your car – that’s if the short- term danger of a flat tyre doesn’t get you first.…

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Caution required when traffic lights are conflicting or not working!!

Traffic Lights that are either not working or malfunctioning are causing much frustration to motorists. It is of the utmost importance that drivers should be alert to these dangers and approach intersections with even more caution!! A regular visitor emailed this photo about conflicting message from traffic lights. This is however not a matter for…

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Does car insurance cover flood damage?

Floods have caused devastation in Australia, Brazil and even South Africa. Nowhere has the impact been more visible as in the video shared on this blog and titled “Video captures scene as vehicles are swept away by floods in Australia” Watching this video we are all confronted with the question – how big is the…

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Subsidy for greener vehicles helps Toyota Prius break Japan sales record

Toyota’s Prius hybrid has broken the Japanese sales record for a single car model in 2010, helped by a popular government subsidy for green vehicles, an industry group said on Tuesday. The world’s biggest car manufacturer sold 315669 units of the Prius in Japan last year, up by 51.1% from the previous year, according to…

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Road rage threatens more than your car! Road rage Kills!!

The Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design created a Public Service Announcement in Support of Arrive Alive. In this endeavour they have portrayed the very important message that “Road Rage Does Kill!” We would like to share this message and a few suggestions on how to avoid road rage: 10 POINT PLAN TO AVOID…

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Video captures scene as vehicles are swept away by floods in Australia

A friend on Facebook shared a link to vehicles being swept away by floods in Australia!! Our hearts go out to the owners of these vehicles – and the car insurance companies who have to cover much of the damage from flooding in Australia!! We would like to urge motorists to view the following sections…

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Is your bike sufficiently protected with motorbike insurance?

On the Arrive Alive website we have shared safety advice on safe motorbike riding. We advise young bikers to improve their skills with the bike on the track and pleaded for greater safety awareness. We have urged them to wear protective gear all the time and also shared advice on riding pillion! But what about…

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Why is making a U-turn so dangerous?

In earlier posts on the Road Safety Blog I made special mention to U-turns. I will always remember that my last conversation with my late father dealt with his concerns regarding the U-turns made in Oudtshoorn. Since then I have paid special attention to these risks and have heard and read many reports where U-turns…

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Uniquely South African traffic fine!!

Are Traffic Officers sometimes distracted? Guess so – As this could be the only reason for issuing a traffic fine such as the one above!! The offence written down reads “Drove Motor Vehicle while Driving” We would like to urge all road users to pay close attention to the road and avoid distractions!! Avoiding Distractions…

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