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What you need to know to avoid an accident

Published on: 10 November 2017
What you need to know to avoid an accident

With the increasing number of drivers and vehicles on the roads, it is inevitable that the number of risks on the road will increase too. Road users are constantly exposed to the possibility of being involved in an accident and although it can happen to anyone and at any time, there are ways in which you can try and avoid it. With the increasing number of drivers and vehicles on the roads, it is...

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10 November 2017

Safety tips: dealing with a burst tyre

Published on: 07 November 2017
Safety tips: dealing with a burst tyre

As a driver, you need to be prepared for anything when navigating the roads. Having your tyre burst is one such thing. You may not want to think about it but you do need to know how to handle it should you find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Experiencing a tyre burst could lead to you losing complete control of your car, resulting a potentially fatal accident. You may consider yourself...

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07 November 2017

Preparing for the stormy season

Published on: 06 October 2017
Preparing for the stormy season

With spring having settled in, it brings with it soaring temperatures and those all too familiar seasonal thunderstorms. As refreshing as the rain can be, it doesn’t come without its dangers. While hail is a particularly notorious problem at this time of year, flash flooding can also be extremely dangerous - mainly for drivers caught on suddenly slippery roads. So, with stormy weather moving...

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06 October 2017

7 safety tips for women driving alone

Published on: 17 August 2017
7 safety tips for women driving alone

The common question of who is that safest on the roads is one that is always argued over. In most cases, it is posed with driver behaviour in mind and not so much with the consideration of vulnerability of lurking dangers. Various statistics could indicate that women are safer on the road as they are less likely to be in road accidents, however they are more susceptible to be preyed on – especially...

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17 August 2017

Multitasking: not something to do behind the wheel

Published on: 15 August 2017
Multitasking: not something to do behind the wheel

  Women are known for having strong multitasking abilities. However, while multitasking can save time, it can sometimes lead to mistakes, especially when done behind the wheel. Not only is this dangerous, it could also be fatal. Think about it – how often have you found yourself texting on the way to the next play date, eating, rubbernecking, applying make-up, fixing the kids’ hair...

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15 August 2017

Motorbike hijackings are a reality

Published on: 03 August 2017
Motorbike hijackings are a reality

Hijacking statistics in our country are a sad reality. However, it may come as a surprise to you that recent events have shown that motorcyclists can also be a victim of this crime, and need to be as cautious on the road as drivers of cars. A hijacking can happen in the blink of an eye. What’s even more alarming is that it’s very difficult to communicate whilst wearing a helmet, or while...

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03 August 2017

Theft at a car wash: it’s a real thing

Published on: 14 July 2017
Theft at a car wash: it’s a real thing

Car theft comes as no surprise to South Africans; it’s one of the reasons we have car insurance.  You’re probably aware of  hijacking and remote jamming, but have you heard of theft from a car wash? Over the last year, theft at a car wash has become an increasingly popular trend. Capitalising on unattended vehicles whose drivers have leave their cars at the washbay while they...

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14 July 2017

Don’t buy a second-hand car seat without reading these guidelines!

Published on: 10 July 2017
Don’t buy a second-hand car seat without reading these guidelines!

Since 1 May 2015, South African law states that all children under three-years-old need to be strapped into a car seat when travelling in a car. However, the choice of car seats on the market can be overwhelming – never mind expensive! You may decide that going the second-hand route is the better choice for you (and your wallet). But how safe is it to buy a second-hand car seat? Buying a second-hand...

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10 July 2017

6 ways to shop conveniently and safely online

Published on: 04 July 2017
6 ways to shop conveniently and safely online

With convenience being sought after in this digital age, online shopping is at the top of the list for savvy individuals. Let’s face it, not only is it convenient, the bargains are attractive too. Online shopping makes life simpler for many individuals by saving you time and trips to the store, you get to skip the queue and have the items delivered to you – almost anywhere!  However,...

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04 July 2017

Anti-hijack safety tips

Published on: 23 June 2017
Anti-hijack safety tips

We’ve all heard a hijack story at one point or another in our lives – whether on the news or a little closer to home. Just a mere thought of being in a hijack situation is enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. While many of us would like to believe that we live in a secure neighbourhood, and that the chances of being a hijack victim are slim, truth is – danger is lurking...

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23 June 2017

Stay safe when arriving home after dark…

Published on: 21 June 2017
Stay safe when arriving home after dark…

Your home is meant to be your safe haven, your escape from the world around you. The last thing you expect to deal with after a long day is a chancer in your driveway. Unfortunately, with the alarming crime rate, not even your own driveway is safe to idle in. It is of utmost importance to be vigilant at all times and be aware of your surroundings – even in your private space. Here are some...

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21 June 2017

Understanding your blue light rights

Published on: 15 June 2017
Understanding your blue light rights

With South African crime stats on the rise, it’s no surprise that the sound or sight of flashing lights will stir a little panic. With the common practice of using blue lights to deter motorists, the arrival of government, emergency and police vehicles on the road, motorists often find themselves making avoidable mistakes as a result of the panic. In reality, most flashing lights do in fact...

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15 June 2017

Don't chase the storm!

Published on: 07 June 2017
Don't chase the storm!

With the current extreme weather conditions being experienced in the Western Cape, we all need to take extra care to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. These tips can help prevent you from getting into a sticky situation: Avoid being on the roads during heavy, stormy weather. And if you’re already en route, try and get to higher ground! Be sure to do the same if you are parked in a...

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07 June 2017

Sharing the road with motorcyclists: 9 tips to frustration-free riding

Published on: 12 May 2017
Sharing the road with motorcyclists: 9 tips to frustration-free riding

As a motorcyclist, there’s a thrilling feeling of being untouchable that comes with being able to swoosh through traffic and weave your way around other road users. But, how safe is it? Road safety is a continuous concern on our roads and it is always necessary to consider other road users when on the road. Many road users may get frustrated with riders, however, these tips can help you share...

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12 May 2017

Live to ride another day

Published on: 09 May 2017
Live to ride another day

“Training (theory and practical), gives you the skill or technique, when applied and practised will result in the confidence to gain experience.” There is no other way – No Shortcut! – Hein Jonker, Editor of Bike Talk With increasing traffic on the roads and rising fuel costs, swapping your mode of transport to a zippy, fuel-efficient motorcycle may start sounding more and...

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09 May 2017

You party, WeDrive – the safest way home after a night out!

Published on: 26 April 2017
You party, WeDrive – the safest way home after a night out!

Driving under the influence continues to be one of the biggest threats to road safety in South Africa. During long weekends, and holiday times in general, road fatalities spike as many road users let loose and enjoy their break. How much is too much? For many drivers, the big question is always “how much is too much?” or “How much will put me over the limit?”. Because there...

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26 April 2017

You too could hit a cow…

Published on: 25 April 2017
You too could hit a cow…

Drivers have to be attentive to more than the risks posed by other vehicles and road users, but also be alert to the dangers of animals on the road.  Animal distractions are risks brought about by a variety of animals - from tortoises, cats, dogs and even birds to large cattle, donkeys and antelope such as kudu.  Insects have even been recorded to take their toll! Apart from the tragic...

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25 April 2017

9 medical situations your insurer can assist with

Published on: 21 April 2017
9 medical situations your insurer can assist with

Life happens, and when it does you can find yourself in an overwhelming situation that requires critical thinking and urgent attention. With medical emergencies, even the slightest bit of help can bring about the greatest relief. Your insurer may be able to help you with more than just getting your car to safe storage and repair. Here are nine medical situations MiWay’s 24/7 Emergency Assistance...

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21 April 2017

Don’t panic! Emergency vehicles on the way

Published on: 19 April 2017
Don’t panic! Emergency vehicles on the way

Safe driving is about more than just having control over your vehicle – you have to be aware of your environment and any sudden actions you may have to take. Often times, these sudden actions involve accidents – be it avoiding one or making way for an emergency vehicle rushing to an accident scene. As a driver, hearing those sirens can send shivers down your spine and cause you to panic...

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19 April 2017

4 tips to tackle roadside emergencies

Published on: 12 April 2017
4 tips to tackle roadside emergencies

Staying calm in the event of your car breaking down in the middle of your journey is not the easiest of things to do. Roadside emergencies can be frightening and in some cases life-threatening. No matter what your situation, your main aim should be getting help and out of that predicament as safely and quickly as possible. This is where Roadside Emergency Assistance comes in. Here are 4 quick tips...

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12 April 2017

6 car safety innovations you cannot live without

Published on: 28 March 2017
6 car safety innovations you cannot live without

As the world delves deeper into the digital space, innovation has fast become the order of the day. If you take a look at your personal possessions, you will most certainly find something that has evolved over the years – your car being one of them. Auto manufacturers are continuously working to improve the performance and safety of cars with the help of technology. The latest innovations...

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28 March 2017

Your silence is our signal.

Published on: 24 March 2017
Your silence is our signal.

Imagine this was you…   Unfortunately, this is a scenario that many road users could find themselves in – a great day suddenly ends in debris from accident impact. In so many instances one isn’t always able to assist themselves, let alone others in the event of an accident. Your phone could either be damaged or lost, or worse, you are injured, unconscious – or just...

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24 March 2017

5 ways cellphones aid road safety

Published on: 20 March 2017
5 ways cellphones aid road safety

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. If you take a moment to look around you right this moment, you will most probably notice someone who has a mobile device in their hand or who just put one down. The world is become more and more digital, and...

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20 March 2017

Road Rage: Drivers vs pedestrians

Published on: 09 March 2017
Road Rage: Drivers vs pedestrians

Road rage is a major problem on our roads every day; causing anger, stress, anxiety, and accidents. Road rage doesn’t always involve two drivers - sometimes it’s between a driver and a pedestrian. As road users, we all need to learn to deal with these problems, and prevent unnecessary violence towards others on the road – even those walking on the pavement. Here are some guidelines...

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09 March 2017

Here’s how medication can affect road safety

Published on: 08 March 2017
Here’s how medication can affect road safety

We all know that every tablet we consume has side-effects of its own which may affect how our bodies function on a daily basis, but regardless, medication plays an important role in maintaining a healthy and pain free lifestyle. Driving is a difficult skill to perfect, which demands mental alertness, clear vision, physical coordination and the ability to react applicably.  What most South Africans...

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08 March 2017

15 tips to stay safe on the road

Published on: 03 March 2017
15 tips to stay safe on the road

Daily driving on our roads can be quite the adventure – with different types of dangers lurking at different turns, you want to do more than just arrive alive at your destination. Although the common view is that women are easier targets on the road, road safety is imperative irrespective of who is behind the wheel. Having the right kind of information will come in handy in case of an emergency....

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03 March 2017

Get road-trip-ready!

Published on: 13 December 2016

It’s that time of the year where we are counting down the days and ticking off the checklist to make sure we’re all sorted for the long awaited trip. As exciting as a road trip may sound, it can be very tiring too – especially for the driver. After the anticipation has worn off and you have been on the road for a couple of hours, fatigue starts setting in and you’ve sung...

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13 December 2016

What you need to know about roadblocks

Published on: 08 December 2016

While you’re enjoying the roads this December, just keep in mind that it is also roadblock season. So whether you are driving around from mall to mall or to your holiday destination, chances are you will encounter a roadblock. As much as they may seem like an inconvenience, there is an upside to having roadblocks – they are actually there for our safety and well-being as road users....

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08 December 2016

The importance of phoning MiHelp Roadside Assistance

Published on: 07 December 2016

It’s an unfortunate fact that during the festive season, there is a higher percentage of breakdowns, accidents and other roadside emergencies because of the high volumes of vehicles on our roads. In the stressful moments that follow a vehicle breakdown or collision, where even the most experienced motorist can feel vulnerable, it’s easy to let stress and anxiety cloud your judgement....

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07 December 2016

How to save accident scene details using the MiWay App

Published on: 05 December 2016

When you’re involved in an accident, it is difficult to remember what details we must get for insurance claims purposes. MiWay's Accident Scene logger will guide you through the collection of these important details.p> The MiWay Accident Scene feature assists as follows: Capture the accident date, location, make of the car/s involved and other necessary details; Guides you through the...

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05 December 2016

7 ways to drive more safely in wet weather

Published on: 24 November 2016

“You would think people forget how to drive when it starts raining” If you’ve never said this, you’ve probably heard it before. The weather impacts so many areas of our lives, it’s hard to get through it without a little disturbance in the usual way of doing things. With the way the weather has been recently, being on the road has been quite an adjustment adventure,...

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24 November 2016

How to escape from your car if you are caught in a flash flood

Published on: 10 November 2016

Saving your life can be as easy as turning your car around when you see water on the road. However, as we have experienced in Gauteng this past week, when the rain comes down in buckets, water levels can rise extremely quickly. Even in relatively shallow water, tyres can act as flotation devices - lifting up even big vehicles and sending them downstream. It can take just 60 cm of moving water to...

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10 November 2016

Being strapped up ain't so bad!

Published on: 27 October 2016

Let’s be real, many of us still don’t like the idea of being strapped to our seats as we cruise down the road… but can you imagine the repercussions of not doing so and finding yourself recovering from collision-related injuries that could have been prevented or avoided? Truth is, the function of seat belts is still widely misunderstood in this day and age. Ever made the mistake...

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27 October 2016

Road rage - and how to deal with it

Published on: 17 October 2016

We often hear that one’s true character is revealed in the way they treat others, especially those not in one’s personal circle of interaction. But how often do we actually consider the persona we present to others when we are on the road - and how that persona makes us look?   Why are we picking on character? Well, the way we react to situations is mostly conceived from character...

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17 October 2016

Don’t fall victim to smash and grabs

Published on: 22 September 2016

You’re at the traffic light, minding your own business, when suddenly there’s glass everywhere and your belongings have disappeared off with someone else… a reality experienced by many in this country. Smash and grabs are quick and often catch you off-guard. They purely play on the element of speed and surprise. Yes, we are aware that things happen, but we all have moments where...

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22 September 2016

The lines have been drawn… stay in your lane!

Published on: 05 September 2016
The lines have been drawn… stay in your lane!

Driving is a skill that many of us would like to believe we have mastered. Yes, you may have been driving for a while now, but just having that piece of paper or card officially proving that you are a legal driver doesn’t mean that you are doing the right thing and you know what you’re doing on the road. For instance -  do you know when you are allowed to be driving in the yellow...

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05 September 2016

The best First Aid courses in South Africa

Published on: 12 May 2016
The best First Aid courses in South Africa

The art of first aid is something that everyone should know and master – not just medical professionals. After all, a calm demeanour and the right knowledge could end up saving a life in the event of an emergency. If you would like to brush up on your first aid skills, here are the best first aid courses available in South Africa: St John First Aid CoursesWhat sets the St John first aid...

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12 May 2016

Create your own emergency survival kit

Published on: 05 May 2016
Create your own emergency survival kit

Picture yourself huddled in a dilapidated basement. Your heart is racing, sweat is dripping into your eyes, and you’re trying to hear the sounds of what lies behind the door over the thudding of your heartbeat. The building creeks, rats scurry across the floor, and you can hear screams of terror somewhere in the distance. Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse – if you manage to make it out...

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05 May 2016

5 tips for driving through flooded areas

Published on: 10 March 2016
5 tips for driving through flooded areas

The wet weather we are experiencing in Gauteng, most of Mpumalanga, southern Limpopo, north-eastern North West, and the north-western part of KwaZulu-Natal will reportedly continue all the way through the weekend. With heavy rain comes the possibility of floods – as many of us may have already experienced on the way to work this morning.  Flooding can occur within minutes or hours of...

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10 March 2016

Tips and tricks for safe online shopping

Published on: 15 December 2015
Tips and tricks for safe online shopping

With Christmas is just around the corner, you might be considering avoiding the long queues and the busy malls for the convenience of buying online. Internet shopping has definitely made life easier by making it possible to shop anytime and anywhere and even comparing prices from different sites at the same time – but it has also made us vulnerable to cybercrime. Here are some tips to bear...

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15 December 2015

'Tis the season to be merry...and responsible

Published on: 14 December 2015
'Tis the season to be merry...and responsible

As another festive season gets underway, and with it the inevitable parties, gatherings and other occasions where a few beers and wines are likely to be shared, there should be no excuses for not being responsible. Today, there are many options available to get home safely – when those options aren’t available, the responsible thing to do is not to drink if you are driving. You may think...

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14 December 2015

Animals on the road? Here's what to do

Published on: 11 December 2015
Animals on the road? Here's what to do

With many of us driving to our favourite holiday destinations, motorists need to be aware of the dangers they may face on South Africa’s roads - and how to avoid them. While other drivers and pedestrians are perhaps the biggest source of concern, drivers must also be aware of potholes and other obstructions – and you also need to keep a careful lookout for animals wandering into the...

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11 December 2015

How to stay safe while driving at night

Published on: 25 November 2015
How to stay safe while driving at night

It's holiday season, and you may be going out more during the evening than you usually do! However, it’s important to remember that driving at night can be more dangerous than during the day. Here are some tips that you may have heard before, but it’s always good to be reminded to stay alert and keep safe: Always be alert, and be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Always keep...

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25 November 2015

How to Handle a Tyre Blowout

Published on: 29 October 2015
How to Handle a Tyre Blowout

Collisions, rolling and flipping are just a few of the worst-case scenarios that a driver might face in the event of a tyre blow-out. The truth is that South African drivers need to be prepared for anything - and pay attention to the road at all times - especially when tasked with driving on varying degrees of road types. Worn tyres, potholes and foreign objects that litter the roads are enough...

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29 October 2015

Are You Driving with the Wrong Sunglasses?

Published on: 09 October 2015
Are You Driving with the Wrong Sunglasses?

It’s easy to pick a pair of sunglasses based purely on how good they look on you.  However, if you are going to buy a specific pair for driving, it is important to pick a pair that not only protects your eyes from UV rays but also enhances your driving experience. To the driver, sunglasses are more just an accessory. Extreme brightness and distracting reflections can impair visibility...

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09 October 2015

The Making of the Traffic Fines e-Book

Published on: 26 August 2015

Traffic fines, AARTO and e-tolls: topics which seem to both confuse and dishearten motorists within South Africa. Therefore MiWay sought to create a useful e-Book that would make these topics a little easier to understand. This is how the ‘Traffic Fines: Fact & Fiction’ e-Book came into being. During the planning process, the team came together to decide on which topics the e-Book...

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26 August 2015

The Blue Light Protocol: Your Step by Step Guide

Published on: 06 August 2015
The Blue Light Protocol: Your Step by Step Guide

In today’s society, it is not uncommon for people to feel nervous about being pulled over by the police – not because they have done something wrong, but because the police in question might not be police at all. There are countless stories about men and women being hijacked and / or robbed by people who they initially thought were officers of the law. It is because of this that ‘The...

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06 August 2015

You won't believe what driving in these shoes will do!

Published on: 02 August 2015
You won't believe what driving in these shoes will do!

Driving involves the constant use of pedals, and this can take its toll on your feet and ankles. By wearing the right shoes you can not only ensure that your feet feel relaxed, but better control of the car by achieving the desired braking or acceleration. It is in your – and other road users’ - best interests to minimise any hazards that could compromise your ability to reach and and...

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02 August 2015