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Time to choose your CTP insurer


Vehicle owners in South Australia are about to get a choice of CTP insurers. During the 3-year transition from the MAC to four private insurers, owners were randomly allocated an insurer. From 1 July 2019, they must choose a CTP insurer based on price and service. Read more

Tasmanian drivers collide with stationary objects

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Tasmania’s number one type of road crash, says insurer AAMI, is colliding with a stationary object. Second is a failure to give way crash and third is a nose-to-tail crash. The insurer blames driver distraction or multitasking. But Tasmanians are no more affected by these than other Australian drivers. Read more

End of Motor Accident Commission in sight


Insurers AAMI, Allianz, QBE and SGIC provide compulsory third party insurance in South Australia. Before July 2016, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) was regulator and insurer of the CTP scheme. Now the government will abolish the MAC and other government agencies will handle its road safety role. Read more

Take a survey to rate your insurer

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Have you made a recent claim under the SA compulsory third party (CTP) scheme? The scheme regulator wants feedback from injured claimants on their insurer’s customer service. Survey results will help motorists choose an insurer when the CTP scheme goes fully competitive on 1 July 2019. Read more

Adelaide drivers may be the worst of all

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Did you know drivers in each Australian state claim theirs has the worst drivers? But all states are not equal and some are worse in different ways. Adelaide drivers and other South Australians are the most dangerously distracted in the nation. Worse, they are most likely to crash, with eight insurance claims per 1,000 vehicles. Read more

Point to point speed cameras for NT

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Deaths on Northern Territory roads are more than three times the national average, even though fewer than 1% of Australians live in the territory. So far in 2018, 28 people have lost their lives, double the number of road deaths as at June 2017. The NT government is proposing to introduce point to point speed cameras. Read more

Canberra jury chooses new CTP scheme

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Vehicle owners in Canberra should save $91 to $171 a year under a new CTP insurance scheme. The new scheme will give everyone injured in car accidents access to defined treatment and income support, whether it was their fault or not. People with serious injuries caused by another driver will be able to claim higher amounts in the courts. Read more

Why Hobart commuters are not happy


Commuters may feel aggrieved that Sydney and Melbourne residents view Hobart as some kind of haven from the mainland. This is because Hobart’s peak hour commuting time is very long and ranks third in Australia after the big two. Not only that, it’s the second most expensive city, as a share of income, for weekly travel by car and public transport. Read more

New CTP class for your rideshare vehicle


Since 3 October 2017, owners of rideshare vehicles in Queensland can apply for a new class of compulsory third party insurance (CTP). Class 26 is the new class for “booked hire”. It applies to Qld registered vehicles that are used for rideshare or ride-booking services, such as Uber or GoCatch. Read more

Are Canberra drivers the worst in the country?

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You may have heard Canberra drivers are the worst in the country. Whether it is true or not – and by what standards – nobody claims to know. If the measure used is safety, then ACT is the safest place to be a driver. In fact, only five people died on ACT roads in 2017. Read more