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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Good intentions at the accident scene are not enough – caution is required!!

The Arrive Alive website has recently received information about emergency assistance on the N4 that might well have resulted in paralysis for an accident victim. We often find that witnesses try to render assistance with the best of intentions -but their over eagerness present additional safety concerns. Sometimes, even though difficult to refrain from jumping…

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Drunk Driver story from Australia

The Arrive Alive road safety website receives many interesting emails from regular visitors with information and advice about road safety across the world. Sometimes we also receive information of a less serious nature – and we would like to share this as well! Even though drunk driving is no joke – we can share a…

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Tyre Safety Survey 2010 shows standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa improved

Tyre maker Bridgestone South Africa has published data obtained during its Tyre Safety Survey for 2010 which shows that standards of tyre maintenance in South Africa have improved since 2009. Retailer Pick n Pay assisted Bridgestone by permitting the annual survey to be conducted in the parking lots of its stores. Armed with a pressure…

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How can we prevent car insurance claims from accidents at traffic circles and roundabouts?

How can we prevent the many unnecessary accident claims from side-swipe accidents and fender benders at traffic circles? We would like to consider this topic in a question from a visitor to the Arrive Alive website: Question: The whole idea of roundabouts and traffic circles is to obtain a safer intersection than any other,whilst allowing…

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A car insurance claim could be the warning of a forthcoming house robbery

We often find emails doing the rounds alerting citizens to all kinds of dangers. Some of these are hoax emails – and others are well worth taking note of. The Arrive Alive website received an email from a regular visitor with a message and warning of signs of vehicle damage that might well alert us…

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Avoid car insurance claims from hazards in flash flooding and heavy rains

Johannesburg emergency services advised Gauteng residents on Tuesday to report any flash flooding to a dedicated task team, following a warning of possible flooding. Authorities emphasized that any rainfall lasting between an hour and six hours raised the potential for flash floods and both motorists and pedestrians needed to be alert to avoid incidents. On…

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Will my Car Insurance Policy penalize me if I am a diabetic?

Question: With November being Diabetes Month, I would like to know whether diabetes is important for car insurance? Is my status as a diabetic considered in the calculation of my risk profile for car insurance? Answer: There are 2 aspects to consider: 1.       Whether you may be a licensed driver 2.       Whether you will pay…

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Allow cyclists the opportunity to enjoy safe cycling

On the car insurance blog we have given attention to the topic of cycling safety – and perhaps more specific – have urged motorists to pay attention to cyclists on the road. Earlier today Bloemfontein was the venue for the well organized and successful cycling event – the MTN OFM Classic . This event allows…

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Some drivers deserve a special parking note on the windscreen

Some drivers are simply inconsiderate and deserve a note to remind them that their parking habits are not appreciated!! On the Car Insurance blog we have given advice to vehicle owners on the importance of safe parking -and believe, on a lighter side that we need to share a few special parking notes as well!…

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