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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Understanding the driving penalty points system

Your key questions answered he penalty point system was extended to all drivers on Friday after having previously applied only to those who recently obtained their licence. In all, there are 29 contraventions, for which penalty points will be imposed on a driving licence. When will I lose my licence? Drivers may lose their licence […]

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Driving penalty system stalls

No implementation date set The extension of the point system to penalise reckless drivers has stalled, this newspaper has learnt, with no implementation date set a year after the measure was announced by the government. According to industry sources, the government planned to have the system up and running by July of this year but […]

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QUO VADIS QVR?

This country never ceases to amaze.  What is happening with the Quality Vehicle repair scheme is a case in point.  The initiative was and still is open to all motor insurers in Malta but to date the four major players on the market, namely Mapfre Middlesea, GasanMamo Insurance, Elmo Insurance and Atlas Insurance, are the ones who have […]

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‘Involve us more’

Catherine Calleja, newly-elected president of the Malta Insurance Association, tells Anthony Manduca that the industry would like closer collaboration with the government on a number of issues. Two major pieces of legislation affecting the insurance industry come into force next year and insurance companies are still awaiting feedback on their proposals as well as guidelines from the […]

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Patience, respect, road safety

The third weekend of August brought with it more tragic news – the loss of another precious life. Another family, relatives and friends mourning the sad loss of a life cut short unnecessarily. This can only be another sign that we really need to act fast to stop road fatalities from becoming simply a statistic. […]

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“Harshest” sanctions urged for drivers using mobile phones

€100 fine still not enough of a deterrent Motorists using mobile phones while driving should face tougher sanctions, says Malta Insurance Association head Adrian Galea, insisting that enforcement be steeped up. “A strong deterrent is needed to curb the increased use of mobile phones while driving,” Mr Galea, the association’s director general, said. He was […]

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Maltese road indiscipline is growing and causing more deaths

Impatience and indiscipline on Malta’s roads is leading to more deaths: ‘People need to start listening,’ experts plead ……Adrian Galea – president of the Malta Insurance Association and member of the Malta Road Safety Council – argued that whilst, on average, Maltese drivers are good drivers, yet behaviour on the road could be erratic, or […]

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