Drinking and Driving increases car insurance claims

On the Arrive Alive website we have given much attention to the dangers of impaired driving! Too many fatal accidents have been caused by intoxicated drivers. Many more of these accidents are fortunately not fatal but have lead to car insurance claims– and could have been prevented were it not for the reduced driver reactions…

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Pay close attention to safety when driving near level crossing!!

Many families were left without a beloved child when a train crashed into a minibus in Cape Town earlier today! Preliminary investigations into the accident that killed nine schoolchildren in Blackheath, just outside Cape Town on Wednesday morning indicate that the driver of the minibus they were travelling in tried to cross the train tracks…

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Pay As You Drive recognizes variety of risks on our roads!!

Pay As You Drive car insurance is often described as the best car insurance product for people who travel less. We have given much attention to how life changes affect the way and the distance that we drive – and Pay As You Drive or “distance based” insurance recognizes that travelling less results in reduced…

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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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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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Car Insurance Blog celebrates a year of sharing information and advice

The 27th of July 2010 was the one year anniversary of the Car Insurance Blog at carinsurance.arrivealive.co.za. Even though the Arrive Alive road safety website has been online for 7 years, and we have included a section on car insurance and road safety, it is only a year since much more attention has been given…

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