Can your car insurance claim be rejected because you are a bad driver?

How does the quality of your driving affect your car insurance claim? On the roads it often becomes apparent that we are not equal – perhaps so when reflecting on Human Rights – but not so when it comes to driving ability!! Fortunately for many vehicle owners the car insurers do not drive with them…

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Pay As You Drive car insurance rewards those who avoid unnecessary travels!

Are you the average traveller – or do you believe you drive a bit less than the average driver? This is a question I have asked myself this week as I prepare to take my car for the 135,000 km service. I bought my VW Polo 5 years ago and travel often between Bloemfontein and…

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How will the much needed compulsory third party car insurance be managed?

We have earlier discussed the announcement by the Department of Transport that investigations are under way with regards to making third party car insurance compulsory in South Africa. This will provide much needed protection to millions of vehicle owners who are driving on our roads alongside other uninsured vehicles. At present there is a 2…

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Car accidents and making that emergency call!!

On the Car Insurance Blog we not only provide advice on finding affordable and the correct car insurance, but also assist our vehicle owners with information about safety on the road. This also includes advice on how to protect yourself in the event of the unfortunate road accident. Once an accident has occurred it is…

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2009 Crash Report confirms threat of young drivers to Road Safety

We have written quite a bit on the Car Insurance Blog about the risks that young drivers pose to road safety and , perhaps more importantly – how these younger drivers struggle to find affordable car insurance! The younger male drivers are perceived to be the greatest risks to road accidents and car insurance claims,…

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Stealing a BMW with only the VIN is a myth!!!

There are many myths around vehicle security – and the ease with which some vehicles can be stolen. A concerned vehicle owner sent an email to the Arrive Alive road safety website to enquire whether it is possible to steal a BMW vehicle by only writing down the VIN number and then requesting a spare…

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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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How much is carbon emissions tax going to cost vehicle owners?

We have recently added a blog post titled “CO2 Vehicle Emissions Tax, Double Cabs and Car Insurance” This provided some important insights on the history behind the recent announcement by the Treasury on the CO2 emissions tax and especially the intention to include double cabs in the definition. The new carbon emissions tax, due to…

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