What do I need not know about the Reporting of bad drivers?

Our ability to report bad drivers is one of the tools we can use to enhance driver responsibility and reduce the accidents on our roads. We would like to share some info on the Reporting of bad drivers, having received an email from a visitor to the Arrive Alive website  – and a subsequent response…

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Can my car insurer cancel my policy if I claim too often?

The accident and claims record of high profile politician Tony Yengeni have made headlines this past weekend. I had the privilege of sharing a conversation with Tony earlier this year – and our conversation focused more on road safety than car insurance. It is however important to reflect on the data referred to in a…

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Your Car Insurance company will know your breathalyser test results!!

With the festive season and all the celebrations ahead it is most important that vehicle owners think before the drink! We have emphasized earlier that a car insurance claim can be rejected if it is found that the driver was driving with an alcohol limit above the legal limit! We have also made available information…

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Be Alert to Pedestrian Inattentiveness this Festive Season

As we approach the Festive Season we would like to urge all our drivers to be alert to the dangers of pedestrian inattentivesness. We have focused on the Arrive Alive website on driver distractions such as cellular conversations, texting and driving and also the distractions from passengers. We however also need to be alert to…

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Will the driver of your car for the holiday be insured?

Many of us are making plans for travel during the festive season. On the Arrive Alive website we will be sharing festive season safety tips on both vehicle and driver fitness. It is however also important to advise vehicle owners on the Car Insurance Blog in an effort to avoid nasty surprises when it comes…

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What does the law say about alcohol consumption by passengers?

Question: I would like clarification on the rule in South Africa regarding the consumtion of alcohol by a passenger in a vehicle and also the transport of alcohol in that vehicle. Could you advise what the Rules of the Road say about this? Answer: At present this is not covered in Road Traffic legislation. Persons…

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How many vehicles are in South Africa November 2010?

Do you know how many vehicles there are in South Africa? The vehicle population in South Africa is best found at eNaTIS. For ease of reference the statistics are presented according to vehicle class and per province. 31 October 2010 – Live vehicle population as per the National Traffic Information System – eNaTIS Interesting to…

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Which cities and towns in South Africa have the most and least traffic congestion?

In South Africa an estimated eight million vehicles travel on our roads daily and this figure grows by a staggering 20% every year*. Congestion affects millions of people every day, having serious effects on drivers’ health, businesses, society and the environment. With this in mind leading navigation company TomTom has revealed an immediate and cost-effective…

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121 arrested for drunk driving on Saturday night in JHB

A hundred and twenty one people were arrested on Saturday night for drunk driving in Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday. “The metro police held road blocks on main roads in Randburg, Soweto and Johannesburg CBD,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. “Those who were arrested were taken to alcohol evidence centres where they were breathalysed…

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