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Irish Drivers Distracted by Passengers, Wandering Minds & Social Media

Allianz Nationwide Research Reveals Irish drivers are distracted by

  • Their Passengers (37%)
  • Wandering minds (37%)
  • Mobile phones (28%)
  • Pedestrian (27%)

Irish Drivers Social Media Addiction Exposed

  • 1 in 4 Irish drivers admit to using social media while driving
  • 1 in 10 drivers have Googled something while driving
  • The biggest offenders are aged between 18 and 34 years 
  • Social Media and smartphones can make it four times more likely you will crash, according to the Road Safety Authority

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*Research from Allianz conducted by Coyne Research in May 2018 amongst 1000 adults.

Dublin 07th August 2018: Irish drivers find their passengers, thei...

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Home Safety in the Garden

We probably don’t get to spend all the time we would like in our gardens here in Ireland due to our climate. Nevertheless, we often leave items and belongings in our gardens and garden sheds that pose risks to us and are a potential prize for burglars.

Items to Never Leave Outside Your Home

The spare key – Lot’s of us are guilty of leaving a spare key under a pot or inside a bird house in our gardens. While this is great on the days we forget our key it could prove disastrous should a burglar find it and let themselves into your home. It is important to take reasonable precautions to protect your home as in this instanc...

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Top 5 Home Insurance Claims

Here at Allianz we deal with our customer’s home insurance claims every day. These range from relatively minor claims like Accidental Damage which is an optional extension of cover, right through to much larger claims following fire or flood damage.

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1. Water Damage

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Water Damage was the biggest category in 2017 accounting for 30% of all household insurance claims.

The most common Water Damage or ‘Escape of Water’ claims arise from pipes (e.g. underfloor pipes, radiators, or leaks from overflow pipes in the attic). A common query is that of Escape of Water from bath and showers. We don’t cover loss or damage where water le...

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Diesel, Petrol, Electric - Which One is Right for Me?

These days there is no shortage of choice in the car market, but choosing the right car isn’t just about the one you like, or how many seats it has. Buyers now face more significant decisions as to what will power their car, and each of these variants offer different pros and cons depending on your driving habits. So how do you best decide which type of engine and fuel type is right for you? We’re going to run through the various choices to help you decide which might be the most suitable based on typical experiences and traits of each type of power source.

Diesel

There is an ongoing debate as to the future of diesel en...

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Looking After Your Pet in the Summer Sun

7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool

Finally the summer sun has arrived! Luckily we have been enjoying some lovely sunshine across Ireland over the last few weeks and its set to continue. So while we are out enjoying the sun spare a thought for our 4 legged friends. Here are our top 7 tips to keep your pet cool and some advice should they overheat.

Cool & Breezy: Make sure your pet has access to a shaded, breezy place if outdoors.Hydrate: Ensure your pet has access to plenty of cold, fresh, drinking water at all times. If travelling bring collapsible drinking bowls and offer cold water regularly.Siesta: Walk your dog in the mor...

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Indemnity – a simple concept?

Let’s start with a simple statement:

In accepting and dealing with your claim, your insurance company aims to restore you to the same financial position as you were in beforehand. This is known as the principle of Indemnity.

Let’s look at 2 simple examples of Indemnity in Motor and Home Insurance:

Motor

Where your motor insurance company accepts a claim for damage to your car they will either arrange for it to be repaired or, if it is deemed uneconomical to repair, they will make you a cash offer based on the cars’ current market value. Market value is the amount that you would reasonably pay for the car at the relevant t...

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