Do not risk leaving your car unattended at filling stations!!

The Arrive Alive website received an email earlier today from a concerned citizen who suffered loss when leaving her vehicle unattended at a filling station in Middelburg. We could the contact details to chat to the person who emailed us and to ensure that this is indeed a valid complaint. We would like to share…

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May I drive scrambler bikes on normal urban roads and on highways?

Question: Is one permitted to drive scrambler bikes on normal urban roads and on highways? With the relevant license of course. Please advise. Answer: If the vehicle has a licence that permits it to be used on public roads, then it can be ridden on public roads. This would include urban roads, provided the vehicle…

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Why do I pay more for car insurance in Johannesburg than elsewhere in South Africa?

We have discussed on the Car Insurance Blog the factors contributing to the cost of car insurance premiums. These include driver characteristics, vehicle characteristics, purpose of use and usage, area where the vehicle is to be driven etc. But why is the area important? Car insurance premiums are paid to cover the risk of vehicle…

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How can Average Speed Calculation reduce accidents?

It cannot be denied that excessive speed is contributing to many accidents and car insurance claims. Many motorists are unfortunately more concerned about being caught than the threats they are creating for safe driving! Many motorists try to “spot” traffic officials doing speed enforcement and then increase their speed to where they believe the next…

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Chrysler recalls 150,000 trucks and SUVs

Chrysler recalled nearly 150 000 trucks and SUVs on Thursday to address problems including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall. Chrysler Group LLC is conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems, which were posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The first recall covers about 22 000…

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Motorists should THINK before they overtake!!

Unsafe or illegal overtaking is contributing to many fatal road crashes. Every time we read a report in the media about a head-on collision, we ask the question – but why were these vehicles in the same lane? Except for the few occasions where a person might have lost control or where he swerved to…

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Increase your visibility to reduce road crashes

In South Africa an alarming number of road fatalities are the result of crashes into pedestrians. Both pedestrians and motorists should be held responsible – pedestrians,often intoxicated, for walking on the road surface and motorists for not slowing down in areas where they should expect to find pedestrian fatalities. We often find that motorists shrug…

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