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ROY R. MORRIS, [email protected]


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REAR-END COLLISIONS, traffic lights not working and pedestrians crossing the road oblivious to the movement of vehicles are among the major problems causing insurance companies to pay large sums to settle claims.

These were among the 12 most common accident claims identified by Co-operators General Insurance after a thorough audit of its records for the past two years. And general manager Anton Lovell is satisfied that the situation in not peculiar to his company.

To combat the problem in 2017, the company is advising all 13 000 of its policyholders on how to avoid these most frequent accidents as well as asking authorities to respond appropriately to bring about improvements.

To avoid rear-end collisions, Co-operators is insisting that those it insures drive no closer than two car lengths behind the vehicle in front of them and set aside distracting devices such as cellphones and tablets. (RRM)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.