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.
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No matter how long ago you started driving, the safety principles always apply. The basics you get taught as a new driver will always be important. Don’t let bad habits form as you become more confident on the road.
As a working mother on-the-move, the last thing Fehmida Osman-Latib needed was to see the light of her car’s fuel gauge flashing at her. Luckily, Discovery Insure was on hand to help get her moving again.
As a parent, we’re sure you already know how much your kids can distract you – be it during a serious conversation with your bestie, or while you’re hastily trying to wrap up making dinner. The most dangerous of these distractions, however, is while you’re driving.
As we head towards warmer days, cloudy skies, rain and hailstorms, test your wiper blades to see that they still work as they should or if you have to replace them.
A globally-unique collaboration between Discovery and a paediatrician-initiated child safety NGO is making dramatic inroads on vehicle related trauma and mortality in the Western Cape.
Mom of two and insurance broker, Evelyn Sadler, was in a near-fatal accident when Impact Alert made sure that emergency help was dispatched to her when she needed it most.
Do you want to start saving money this year? If the answer is yes, you’re at the right place! Start earning maximum fuel rewards, and see how much you can save in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Emotions also affect how you drive. If you're feeling particularly strained, your emotions can affect how you respond to other drivers, and lead to aggressive or risky driving behaviour.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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