Your Car Insurance company will know your breathalyser test results!!

With the festive season and all the celebrations ahead it is most important that vehicle owners think before the drink! We have emphasized earlier that a car insurance claim can be rejected if it is found that the driver was driving with an alcohol limit above the legal limit! We have also made available information…

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Be Alert to Pedestrian Inattentiveness this Festive Season

As we approach the Festive Season we would like to urge all our drivers to be alert to the dangers of pedestrian inattentivesness. We have focused on the Arrive Alive website on driver distractions such as cellular conversations, texting and driving and also the distractions from passengers. We however also need to be alert to…

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Will the driver of your car for the holiday be insured?

Many of us are making plans for travel during the festive season. On the Arrive Alive website we will be sharing festive season safety tips on both vehicle and driver fitness. It is however also important to advise vehicle owners on the Car Insurance Blog in an effort to avoid nasty surprises when it comes…

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Insurer untertakes to include CO2 Emissions Tax in the settlement of total loss claims on new motor vehicles

Short-term insurer Mutual & Federal says it will include the new CO2 Emissions Tax (carbon tax) in the settlement of total loss claims on new motor vehicles, provided you have insured your vehicle for the appropriate value. “The move means drivers won’t have to dig deep for additional funds to cover the tax , which…

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Examples of Insurance Fraud in South Africa

Introduction and the Fight against Insurance Crime I have recently had the privilege of gaining more information on the fight against insurance fraud in South Africa. Insurance fraud is one of the contributing  factors to escalating car insurance premiums  – and this battle can only be won by way of public private partnerships. The South…

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Do you receive quality car insurance service?

Employee Of The Month In the highly competitive car insurance industry, insurers have little movement to manoeuvre in an effort to gain market share.  The fast changing insurance industry and online environment have brought together many new players to the industry – and many direct insurers have gained significant market share. It is especially amongst…

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What does the law say about alcohol consumption by passengers?

Question: I would like clarification on the rule in South Africa regarding the consumtion of alcohol by a passenger in a vehicle and also the transport of alcohol in that vehicle. Could you advise what the Rules of the Road say about this? Answer: At present this is not covered in Road Traffic legislation. Persons…

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California embraces benefits of Pay As You Drive car insurance

We have, by including a special category for Pay As You Drive on the Car Insurance Blog, given recognition to the importance to this distance based car insurance product. Pay As You Drive allows drivers to only pay a car insurance premium equitable to the distance that they travel – and hence the risk that…

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How many vehicles are in South Africa November 2010?

Do you know how many vehicles there are in South Africa? The vehicle population in South Africa is best found at eNaTIS. For ease of reference the statistics are presented according to vehicle class and per province. 31 October 2010 – Live vehicle population as per the National Traffic Information System – eNaTIS Interesting to…

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