More should be done to avoid elderly driver accidents

On the car insurance blog we have given some attention to the increases car insurance premiums payable by the elderly. Elderly drivers have seen their car insurance premiums increasing significantly as they get older than 65 – and more should be expected from medical doctors and family members in either removing their driving privileges or…

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Be Alert to car thieves who jam immobilizers!

We have written rather extensively on the need for increased vehicle security to combat vehicle theft. Our blog entries on the Car Insurance Blog at carinsurance.arrivealive.co.za focused on a variety of vehicle security systems and also provided advice on the need to park your vehicle in a safe spot. But what if you have a…

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What do you need to know about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)

Our drivers in Gauteng would have witnessed construction activity continuing after the Football World Cup, and would have been warned of a new tolling system. This is all part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). What do we need to know about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project? The South African National Roads Agency has…

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Who is the reasonable driver when he drives near potholes?

In our discussions on potholes, road works, liability and car insurance we will often refer to the reasonable man in the test for negligence. We have indicated that we compare the conduct of a person to a certain standard of reasonable conduct to establish whether that person is indeed negligent. If his conduct does not…

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Sexy female distractions increase the risk of car insurance claims

Earlier today the Arrive Alive road safety website received an email from a road safety friend who is concerned with the many driver distractions accidents. I would like to quote from his email: “Dear Johan I hope that you are well. We feel that we would need to be responsible for driving a distracted driving…

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Avoid the distracted pedestrian causing car insurance claims!!

In South Africa pedestrian deaths amount to approximately 35-40% of road fatalities. Past development of informal settlements next to national roads can be blamed for many of these pedestrians crossing highways. Other factors include walking whilst drunk – and drivers driving at inappropriate speeds on our roads – or not adjusting their speeds to the…

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Avoid accident claims from multi lane roundabouts

Too many accidents occur at the multi–lane roundabout! These are also referred to by South African drivers as “Traffic Circles” and are road designs intended to improve traffic flow – but are seen by many as a source of much agitation and part to many accidents! Driving at traffic circles/ roundabouts require a knowledge of…

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