Thursday, 12 October 2017 | MYT 10:41 AM
High risk vs low risk drivers: Which one are you?
What kind of driver are you? Do you typically speed up when the traffic light turns yellow? We Malaysians are generally seen as kiasu drivers, thanks to our notorious driving habits. Things like speeding, violating traffic rules and using our phones while driving are some of the common habits we’ll see on the road.
The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research reported that in 2016 alone, there was a total of 521,466 road accidents, 7,152 of which were fatal.
Drivers who are prone to reckless and dangerous behaviour on the road are categorised as high risk drivers. While we may come across these high risk drivers on the roads, there are many more Malaysians who are careful when they’re driving. They’re courteous to fellow drivers, always mindful about where they park and obediently follow traffic rules.
Based on your habits, which category do you belong to?
Your driver risk profile affects you more than you think. Effective July 1, 2017, the fixed premium rates for Comprehensive and Third Party Fire and Theft Motor products were liberalised, this means that drivers can now be charged different premium rates based on their driver risk profile.
Low risk drivers enjoy lower premiums compared to their riskier counterparts. Other than different premium rates, the liberalisation of motor insurance allows insurers to offer other benefits to customers.
Customers will now find a wider range of products in the motor insurance industry. Rather than the standard insurance plans, insurance companies are now competing to come up with new plans that best suits the needs of their customers.
Chubb is one of the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurers. Chubb's operation in Malaysia (Chubb Insurance Malaysia Berhad) provides a comprehensive range of general insurance solutions such as motor, travel, home and business insurance for small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals as well as complex risk solutions for large corporates through a multitude of distribution channels.
With a strong underwriting culture, the company offers responsive service and market leadership built on financial strength. Chubb in Malaysia has a network of 23 branches and more than 2,500 agents.
Chubb recently launched MY Car Insurance, its first non-tariffed motor insurance product that comes with standard package for comprehensive coverage and deluxe package for additional benefits.
For more information about MY Car Insurance, please visit chubb.com/my-motor.