Good Driving

Want to drive like a pro? The following are some of the latest articles on cars, road safety, the science of good driving, defensive driving, and current events – to help you on the road to better driving.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Holiday tips to stay safe over the festive season

As the festive season approaches, many of us will be heading out onto the road and leaving our homes for vacation destinations. Make sure you, your family and your insured possession are safe during the holidays with our tips.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Which car seat is best for your child? Here's a breakdown

Using the correct car seat for your child will go a long way towards their safety and your peace of mind. Learn what kind of car seat your child needs and when to upgrade them here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discovery Insure’s Impact Alert saves single mum post-accident

Having a Discovery Insure policy with Vitality Drive and a DQ tracker made all the difference for single mum Liza Doyle, when her only family car was written off in an accident.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discovery drivers are improving SA's road stats

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with almost 90% of accidents caused by bad driving. But Discovery drivers are improving these stats, one behaviour change at a time.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discovery aims to save South Africa's roads

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with almost 90% of accidents caused by bad driving. Discovery drivers are improving these stats, one behaviour change at a time.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why Car Seat Safety Is Important

According to research studies, children up to 2 years of age who are placed in forward-facing car seats are more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than same age children who are in rear-facing car seats. Make sure you are using the correct car seat.

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to protect your passengers in the event of a hijacking

It's September, which means it's Child Passenger Safety month in South Africa. Unfortunately, one of the realities of caring for yourself and your passengers on the road is learning how best to respond in the event of a hijacking. Clue yourself up here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discovery Insure's DQ-Track instrumental in recovering car

With Discovery Insure, clients can be assured that their vehicles have an added layer of security. Discovery Insure client, Johan de Wet, discovered this when he set off for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge after months of training.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What does event-free driving look like?

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with a road death toll of 22.5 per 100 000 people. The Vitality Open wants to help change that. Here’s how you can get on board – and get rewarded for driving safely.

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 ways women can stay safer on the road

Discovery Insure data shows that women continue to be more cautious drivers than men are – but is that enough to keep them safe on the roads? Here are 5 tips for women to keep in mind.

 
 
 
 
 
 

She has safety in her blood

Irene van Schalkwyk's line of work helps her to appreciate the immense value in preserving life - and this motivates her to prioritise her own and other people's safety on the road. Take a leaf out of her book this Women's Month.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Business owner? Here's how road safety affects your bottom line

We've all experienced the frustration of car trouble or road accidents eating into our time and productivity. It’s not just stressful, but costly too - particularly for employers. Prioritising road safety makes business sense – and makes you a conscientious leader too.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Monique – one of South Africa's best drivers at only 19

This Youth Month, 19-year-old Monique Marais is proving that the best drivers aren't always what you'd expect. Find out how she treats herself for good driving behaviour every 100km!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why kids need extra care on the roads over long weekends

Over 500 road fatalities were recorded over the Easter break, with young children particularly at risk. Here’s why we need to be proactive in keeping kids safe.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What would YOU do to score rewards for good driving?

Incentives work. That's what thousands of Discovery Insure clients are proving every day by driving well to earn fun rewards. We caught up with some of them.

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to practice mindful driving

Unnecessary cases will occur because stressed drivers will identify hazards in the road less frequently and be more impulsive in changing lanes without checking whether other vehicles are too close to theirs.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The dangers of distracted driving: how to become more mindful

The opposite of being mindful is being distracted, careless and thoughtless. When this happens on the road, the results can prove fatal. Here's why it's crucial to give driving your full attention, and tips to help.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Taking safe driving to the highway

Driving on the highway can be risky business if you’re not on the lookout. Make sure you know the ins and outs of staying safe on these busy roads with our handy tips.

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to shield your car from those scorching summer rays

Peeling, cracking, fading, overheating… the sun is a force to be reckoned with, especially when it's blazing down on your beloved car. Here are some pointers on how to care for your vehicle when it’s feeling the heat.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Stay safe on the road - buckle up during pregnancy

During your pregnancy you keep yourself fit and healthy and prepare for when baby is born. While you are pregnant, your unborn baby needs to be safe while you are driving too.

 
 
 
 
 
 

How controlling your emotions can make you a better driver

Studies show that your emotional state can impact your safety on the road. Learn how it can affect you, and tips to help you stay calm and alert when you drive.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Road skills 101: Why and how to change a tyre

Given that the only contact between you and the road when driving are the postcard-sized surfaces of your tyres, their importance can't be understated. Here's a look at how to maintain and change your tyres.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Road-tripping #3: Steer your way to South Africa's secret beaches

It's almost the December holidays and for many eager South Africans, that means beach time! If you find Camp's Bay and Ballito a little crowded for your liking, check your car is in shape and then road-trip your way to these lesser-known gems.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Put the leisure into long-distance trips by planning well

There's more to driving long distances than packing snacks and stopping at a Wimpy. Ensure you and your vehicle are up for the journey with these pointers, like how to best pack a trailer and stay alert on the roads.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Discovery Insure partners with Wheel Well to promote child car seat safety

Discovery Insure is excited to announce its partnership with child car seat expert Peggie Mars of NGO Wheel Well, to raise awareness of the critical difference an appropriate and correctly installed car seat makes in keeping a little one safe on the road.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The secret to staying safe on the road

Motor accidents are one of the leading causes of death in our country. Although you can't control other road users, you can control how you anticipate, identify and avoid hazards on the road.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Road-tripping #2: Social butterfly or lone ranger? There's a road trip for you!

What do you yearn for when you think of your next holiday? A jam-packed schedule full of fun activities, or just getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to remote, anonymous serenity? Either way - our northern neighbours have it all!

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to deal with a heart attack while driving

There's never a good time to have a heart attack. But one of the worst times is likely behind while driving. Here is what you should do if it happens to you.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Road-tripping #1: Delve into your cultural heritage

Did you know that South Africa is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of which were declared to be of 'outstanding value to humanity'? Here's a look at four fascinating cultural sites that are well worth visiting on your next national road trip!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spruce up your car

The new season doesn't just mean ushering in the fresh and new for yourself - help your car's health by sprucing it up for the warmer seasons.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Don't let winter put a freeze on your good driving

The forecast: A freeze is coming. Winter has descended upon us.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Protecting your child against the cold and on the roads

With the wintry chills setting in, parents of youngsters are mindful of wrapping up their little ones warmly.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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At Discovery Insure, we're passionate about providing our clients with exceptional service. Our caring Insure 24 agents are here to make sure you get the emergency help and support you need.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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