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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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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Gathering of Toyota Hilux bakkies sets Guinness record near Cape Town

How much do you enjoy your vehicle – and how far would you drive to a gathering of owners with the same vehicle as you? The Atlantis dunes outside Cape Town have recently been the destination for a gathering of a Guinness world record number of Toyota Hilux 4x4s gathered in one place. Wheels24 reports…

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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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What is HD Traffic and how can it help me to avoid accident claims?

Traffic Road Safety Risks at Accident Scenes An accident scene is regarded as one of the most dangerous areas to drive. On the Arrive Alive website we have addressed this topic in much more detail in a section titled “Accident Scene Safety”. It is not only the road surface that might provide hazards such as…

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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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