Searching for cheap car insurance gets fast…very fast!!

More and more vehicle owners go to the internet in the search for affordable car insurance. Car Insurance companies have in recent times discovered that that they simply cannot do without an online strategy – and millions are now spent on websites, search engine optimization and content management. Google and faster searches Most of these…

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Your car insurance premium can reward you for avoiding driver fatigue!

The title of this post might raise a few eyebrows – and so it should! A very important threat to road safety is driver fatigue. This threat to both driver fitness and road safety is usually referred to in a number of descriptive words, including driver fatigue, driver tiredness, drowsiness etc. Driver Fatigue a contributing…

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What is the requirement to exercise reasonable precautions in maintaining the safety of the vehicle?

We have previously discussed the importance of getting to know the terms and conditions of the car insurance policy. This will enable the vehicle owner to better understand his rights and obligations and avoid any nasty surprises when receiving confirmation that his claim has been repudiated on account of some clause in his insurance policy!…

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Weekend drunk drivers a huge road safety risk!

Much has been written about the dangers of drunk driving. That drunk drivers are responsible for too many accidents is no secret. These drivers not only place their own lives at risk but also those of other law abiding road users. But when are these risks most prevalent and how can we protect ourselves from…

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Cautious optimism for vehicle owners with release of SA Crime statistics

The Crime Statistics for South Africa were released yesterday. These crime numbers are not anything to be proud of – and remain much too high – but there are some positives that we might be able to reflect upon! Crime in South Africa by the numbers There were several declines in the crimes reported and…

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Vehicle owners need to comply with security requirements for valid car insurance cover!

Do you know what is required by your car insurance policy in terms of the vehicle security systems in your vehicle? A friend of mine had his car insurance claim rejected as there was a requirement that a vehicle tracking device be installed and he alleges that this was not communicated to him by his…

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What would you be willing to do to protect your car from theft?

In South Africa we pay rather expensive car insurance premiums not only for protection from vehicle accidents and road safety risks – but also to protect from vehicle theft and hijackings! We have a wide variety of vehicle security features available on the market and we are able to pick and choose and to compare…

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You need car insurance as protection against driver stupidity!!

Driving without car insurance because you are a good driver is like not wearing a seatbelt because you intend to be driving slow. It is just plain stupid!! We need to recognize that the roads are a place where we have to share space – and we share this space with some irresponsible people. Even…

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Can Energy Drinks reduce Car Insurance Claims?

Driver Fatigue is the silent killer on our roads. A European Road Safety Observatory Report on Fatigue (2006) Fatigue has suggested that fatigue is a major factor in a large proportion of road crashes (range 10-20%). It is often difficult to calculate the true risk of driver fatigue in vehicle crashes – as many drivers…

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Protection to car insurance policyholders under new consumer act could be delayed

The proposed Consumer Protection Act could be delayed says law firm Webber Wentzel . This Act will have a significant impact on the way that Car Insurers do their business and interact with consumers. There is however concern that the implementation of the Act at the proposed date will be inappropriate. Uncertainty about the implementation…

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