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Car parks high risk for damage
17 Jul 14
RAA claims data shows that over half of all stationary damage happens in car parks and reversing is undoubtedly the riskiest car park manoeuvre.  Of the thousands of motor insurance claims lodged with RAA last year, 13 per cent were f..
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July riskiest month for animal collisions
17 Jul 14
RAA is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for animals when driving on country roads, as animal collisions generally spike in winter, peaking in July. Between 2009 and 2013 there were 1,793 crash reports as a result of hitting an anim..
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New Qashqai is 5 star but what's missing?
14 Jul 14
ANCAP has today awarded two 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. The Nissan Qashqai and Mercedes-Benz C-Class took out the top prize. At the same time, a 4 star ANCAP safety rating has been released for the Ssangyong Stavic people mover. Good per..
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Raft of water damage claims follow wild weather
10 Jul 14
As the rain continues RAA is reminding all South Australians to protect themselves against water inundation from potentially damaging wild weather after a raft of water damage claims.  Insurance Claims Manager, Hayley Cain said call v..
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Avoid being left out in the cold this winter
9 Jul 14
Breakdown calls to RAA increase by more than 50 per cent in cold and wet weather, so RAA is reminding motorists to avoid a winter breakdown by running a series of checks on their vehicles. RAA Senior Manager Mobility and Automotive Policy..
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Put your headlights on to stay safe this winter
1 Jul 14
Now that the winter weather has set in and the days are becoming darker earlier, RAA is reminding motorists that they need to light up to be seen on the roads. RAA Senior Manager Road Safety Charles Mountain said there are many laws and co..
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Insurance claims spike in wake of wild weather
24 Jun 14
In the last few days wild winds and torrential rains have snapped tree branches, damaged roofs and flooded gutters leading to a storm of insurance claims, but RAA says July is usually worse. Insurance Claims Manager Hayley Cain, said claim..
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Suzuki Alto cheapest car to run
23 Jun 14
RAA’s 2014 Cost of Vehicle Ownership survey has revealed the Suzuki Alto is the cheapest car to run, with the V8 Nissan Patrol ST-L coming in at the other end of the scale as the most expensive. RAA Senior Manager Mobility and Automo..
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RAA opposes CTP privatisation
20 Jun 14
RAA is opposing the state government’s move to privatise South Australia’s CTP scheme saying it could impact its fairness. Penny Gale, RAA’s General Manager Public Affairs said that RAA disagrees with the Treasurer’..
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Results remain steady in regional fuel ratings
12 Jun 14
RAA’s Regional Fuel Ratings have gone relatively unchanged this month, with more than half of the monitored towns receiving ratings below average. RAA Senior Analyst Chris West said it’s disappointing to see so many towns conti..
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