Do you know how to avoid accidents when driving in mist and fog?

Two men were killed and eight people injured in a series of accidents on the N3 near Camperdown on Tuesday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. It is believed that dense mist in the area was thought to have been a contributing factor, and may have led to another accident in the area which saw three cars…

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Strategically placed road safety advertisements could prevent biking accidents

During the past week a concerned road user pleaded for greater attention to road safety – and especially to reduce motorbike accidents. His email reads as follows: “To whom it may concern. Over the past two to three weeks there seems to have been an alarming increase in motorcyclist deaths or severe injury. The majority…

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Avoid the dangers of billboards as driver distractions

On the Arrive Alive website we have given attention to many driver distractions – including the popular topic of distracted driving through texting and cellular conversations. Many drivers however neglect the other ordinary distractions such as roadside activity such as construction and pedestrian movement. There are however also significant threats presented by eye –catching billboards…

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Many innocent vehicle owners pay for collisions into their parked cars

It is rather alarming to note how much motorists have to pay for collisions into their parked vehicles. An article by Ray Massey revealed that in the UK alone collisions into parked cars have left motorists with £169m bill. Car Insurance is required to protect not only against the “larger and more expensive” threats of…

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Training can prevent many quad bike and 4×4 insurance claims

Many accidents claims can be prevented – especially those accidents caused by driver inexperience and drivers trying to do too much on vehicles they are not familiar with! In areas where special skills are required such as quad bike riding and 4×4 driving it is most important to gain experience and benefit from the expertise…

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Driver inattentiveness could be fatal!

The Arrive Alive website received an email earlier today from a Road Safety Friend. This email emphasized the dangers presented when drivers are not alert behind the wheel and does so via powerful images! This driver inattentiveness can be caused by many contributing factors – and it is important for all drivers to identify these…

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When is the right time to replace shock absorbers?

The Arrive Alive Road Safety website strives to provide information to vehicle owners and drivers on aspects that could enhance their safety on the road. Proper vehicle maintenance and close attention to aspects such as tyre safety, wheel balance, wheel alignment and shock absorbers are required! It is important that vehicle safety experts and mechanics…

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Is the vehicle on the road to the matric farewell correctly insured?

On the social website Facebook we find several photos of scholars on their way to the matric dance. Unfortunately we also can also expect to find reports in the media during the next dew weeks of fatal crashes on the return from the matric dance – and most often from the “after party”. Many inexperienced…

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Special cars deserve special care and protection!

The Arrive Alive Website received a very interesting email from a regular visitor with images of a rather unique vehicle  – a beautiful Custom Built 2009 Wooden Car! This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318 engine. It is driven by an automatic transmission and…

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