The average driver in South Africa has a 15 to 20percent chance of being involved in a car accident each year. During this time of the year, many people take long trips, which increases their possibility of being involved in collisions.
What's more, the risk of accidents or damage as a result of weather conditions like hail and thunderstorms rises in some parts of the country.
There are four things you should not do if you are involved in an accident during the December and January holidays. These errors may give an insurer grounds to reject a claim or impose extra costs on the policyholder:
1. Admitting guilt: It's natural to want to apologise if you bump into another car because you took your eyes off the road for a second, especially if the other driver is angry or you feel bad about dampening their festive spirit. But under the terms of your insurance contract, you will have agreed to not admit guilt when you're involved in an accident.