The country’s pothole riddled roads have spurred the business acumen of at least one insurance broker who has launched an insurance product to deal with damages associated with potholes.

Zimbabwe Insurance Brokers Limited says in flyers that are being distributed along the roads that it has come up with a product that helps clients back on the road after suffering pothole related damages.

“Resultantly potholes have been popping up on our roads everywhere and this has had negative effects on every motorist in Zimbabwe,” the company said.

The new insurance product covers damages on steering racks, shock absorbers, tire bursts, wheel rims and springs.

Motorist Kudakwashe Motsi said the new product was innovated but warned others to read the fine print on the agreement to avoid disappointment.

“The product appears very good but there could be a catch somewhere and motorists may discover that it may not live to their expectations. So it is important to read all the clauses to ensure that you are fully covered,” he said.

Zimbabwe’s road network is in a sorry state with many roads needing either patching or complete resealing or preventive maintenance. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/