Damage from seawater might be difficult to explain to your car insurer

Some vehicle claims are easier to explain to the car insurance company than others!! It is best accepting that insurance is not meant to provide cover for blatant stupidity…Vehicle owners have to take reasonable steps to protect their insured vehicles!! Leave driving on seasand for 4×4 vehicles and trained 4×4 specialists!! Also view: 4×4 Sand…

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How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid?

Question: How long does the traffic office have to issue a summons before a traffic ticket becomes invalid? Answer: This question has been referred to the Experts from Justice Project South Africa. We would like to share the response from Justice Project South Africa: “There is ongoing and prolific confusion about this issue, mainly caused…

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Pothole Brigade to fix reported potholes

Potholes have caused endless frustration for drivers across South Africa! The Arrive Alive website and this Blog have received numerous emails reporting potholes and as many requests about how the public can claim for the damage caused by potholes! The car insurance industry has now joined the battle against potholes with Dial Direct partnering in…

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Car Insurer joins the fight against pothole claims with Pothole Brigade

It appears that car insurers are joing the fight to reduce the frustrations caused by potholes across South Africa! Potholes are not only a safety hazard, but they also pose danger to the wheel alignment and suspension of your car – that’s if the short- term danger of a flat tyre doesn’t get you first.…

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Caution required when traffic lights are conflicting or not working!!

Traffic Lights that are either not working or malfunctioning are causing much frustration to motorists. It is of the utmost importance that drivers should be alert to these dangers and approach intersections with even more caution!! A regular visitor emailed this photo about conflicting message from traffic lights. This is however not a matter for…

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Does car insurance cover flood damage?

Floods have caused devastation in Australia, Brazil and even South Africa. Nowhere has the impact been more visible as in the video shared on this blog and titled “Video captures scene as vehicles are swept away by floods in Australia” Watching this video we are all confronted with the question – how big is the…

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