‘Use dash cams to nail dangerous drivers’

Insurance lobby wants police to make better use of all the eyes on our roads A truck is driven on the wrong side of the road and overtakes dangerously on a blind corner. A car overturns after its young driver performs a risky manoeuvre. A BMW zooms past slow traffic on the wrong lane coming […]

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Carnage on our roads

I recently attended the World Health Organization’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018, which had the theme ‘Roads with stories’. There is no doubt that too many people, many of them young, die on our roads every year. The statistics are numbing, almost 20 deaths every year plus countless minor and major […]

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National alcohol policy ‘rushed’, insurers fear

Breathalyser tests not being carried out often enough, lobbyists say The alcohol policy unveiled earlier this month was “rushed”, according to insurance association head Adrian Galea, who also criticised the new document for sending a distorted message and not being strong enough. Speaking to the Times of Malta days after the National Alcohol Policy was rolled out, Mr […]

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Experts back judge’s call for ‘jaywalking’ to be illegal

“Pedestrians are not exempt from the rules of the road” Road safety experts have backed a judge’s call for ‘jaywalking’ to be made illegal, to crack down on pedestrians dangerously or haphazardly crossing roads. “It should be introduced instantly,” Malta Road Safety Council chairman Pierre Vella told the Times of Malta. “Many people just cross the […]

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Conference “Technology Challenges for Insurers”

The Malta Insurance Association in joint collaboration with the Department of Insurance at the University of Malta, have organised a Conference ‘Technology Challenges for Insurers’ at the Hotel Phoenicia on the 14th March 2018. The Conference, which was well attended by practitioners was addressed by experts in their relevant areas of research.   In her welcoming […]

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Wardens will not be giving preferential treatment to certain drivers

In the two and a half months since the point system started, there were around 18,000 contraventions for which drivers had points deducted.  The Local Enforcement Agency LESA, while discussing how this system can be perfected, is excluding the option that the system will show any mercy towards certain categories of drivers, as has been […]

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Roadworthiness tests – Adrian Galea

The European Union has for the past few years taken a lead in promoting road safety and set very ambitious targets – the most important of which is that of reducing by half the number of road fatalities in the union by 2020. The Valletta Declaration, reached at the end of a two-day conference in […]

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Malta Insurance Association on F living Channel

The Director General of the Malta Insurance Association, Mr Adrian Galea together with Mr Keith Mallia Milanes and Mr Francis Valletta were the guests of the programme X’ Laqatni presented by Mr Roderick Azzopardi Custo’ u Mr Andrew Zahra on F-Living Channel  on Thursday 1st February.   The different classes of insurance available on the market were discussed throughout […]

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Enforcement and road safety – Adrian Galea

Now that the festive season is over, it appears to have been another period of relative calm on our roads during which thankfully no fatalities or serious injuries were recorded. As a representative of the Insurance Association which is an active member of the Road Safety Council, I cannot but commend and thank the police, […]

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