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Five apps to make you a safer driver

Although cell phones are often responsible for a number of car accidents and motor insurance claims, the effect that they have had on road safety has not been an entirely negative one. Did you know that there are a number of apps out there that may actually help to improve your safety on the roads? Let us investigate five of these apps that are quickly becoming driving essentials. iOnRoad The main aim of iOnRoad is to assist you in avoiding dangerous road hazards and to improve your general dri

Curb Road Rage with these 8 Tracks

Music soothes the savage beast - or at least that's the theory! Are you someone who tends to get into arguments with other drivers? Have you made a car insurance claim for damage that was caused as a result of road rage? For those of you who find yourselves turning red with rage or blasting your hooter at other drivers more frequently than most, below are eight tracks that are sure to help you find your inner zen. Marconi Union - 'Weightless' There is something incredibly hypnotic about this tr

4 provocative cellphone road safety campaigns

They beep, buzz and ring - whether it's a phone call or a Twitter notification, our mobile phones have become our very miniature and convenient connection to the rest of the world. However, have mobile devices affected our ability to drive safely? With a rise in collision statistics, insurance companies (and road safety initiatives) have had to adopt stringent attitudes towards those who drive while operating a cell phone. Did you know that if an eye witness happens to mention that you were on y

Why Having Business All Risks Cover Just Makes Sense

So you ask yourself; "Why do I need All Risks cover?" Well it really has to do with the fact that it is the most comprehensive type of insurance cover available. When looking at a personal insurance policy and comparing it to the exposure of your business, it begins to make even more sense to purchase this type of insurance. Personal All Risks Cover vs Business All Risks Cover With a personal policy, the rule of thumb is that any items carried away from your home would usually conform to the ty

Q&A with Kabelo Ntsime, our Comrades representative

MiWay's Athletics Club - the MiWay Warriors - is headed up by Kabelo Ntsime, who works in Client Services. This year, he successfully completed the Comrades Marathon for the 4th time - and was even featured in the 2015 Comrades Magazine! In this article he shares a little bit about himself, his experiences and training regime: Q: What motived you to start running? A: It was an alternative exercise that I could do. Q: Have you always been a runner? A: No, never a runner. Just a normal gym enthus

What You Need to Know about Airbag Maintenance

Two of your car's most crucial safety features are its seatbelts and airbags. Since their common inclusion in motor vehicles since 1997, they have greatly reduced the incidences of severe injuries and fatalities in motorists involved in collisions. In order for your airbag to potentially save your life in the event of an accident, it is important that they are regularly checked and maintained. Read on to find out all you need to know about your vehicle's airbag maintenance: One of the most impo

Service Hero: Seitshiro Mokgatlha

We're so proud of our June 2015 Service Hero, Seitshiro Mokgatlha - and we want to brag about him! "Service Heroes" is a platform to recognise those customer services agents who have flown the MiWay flag high and received fantastic compliments on HelloPeter.com. This month's Service Hero, Seitshiro Mokgatlha tells us more about himself: 1. Which department do you represent and what role do you play in keeping our clients happy? The Retentions department and I make sure customers stay with Miway

Airbags save lives

When it comes to vehicle safety, three things are essential - reliable motor insurance, seatbelts that are in working order and functioning airbags. Since they were first installed in vehicles back in the 1970s, airbags have become a compulsory safety feature for all motor cars, saving the lives of countless drivers all over the globe. But how do they work? And, if you are ever involved in an accident where the airbags are deployed, what can you expect? Let's take a look. What happens when an a

The Evolution of Crash Testing

To ensure that they are as safe as possible in the event of a collision, there is a lot of research and work that goes into the science and technology of the development of vehicular safety features. In order for vehicle manufacturers to understand what is required of their vehicles from a safety perspective, they need to not only understand what happens to a vehicle in the event of a collision, but the effects on the human body too. This is why crash testing is a crucial part of vehicle design

How Vehicle Design Ensures Your Safety

We've all experienced a mix of dreaded feelings when we've driven past a car accident and often wonder about the reliability and sturdiness of our own vehicles. We make sure that certain measures are taken to ensure that our vehicles are covered with affordable insurance and, often, we also bite the price bullet and ensure that our vehicles are fitted with various safety features. Not only does the design of the vehicle ensure the safety of the driver and the passengers, but car manufacturers ha

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