Imagine this: It was a rainy night, and you decide to drive your car home after a night of drinking. Your car skids at a junction and hits a pedestrian. By luck, you escaped unscathed – but to your worst fears, the pedestrian had suffered a few broken limbs – ouch!
To avoid forking out an exorbitant amount of money to pay for his or her hospital bills, you need at least a third party car insurance – It is a policy that protects you against claims for bodily injuries or even deaths caused to other persons (third party), including any loss or damage to their vehicle or property. This also means that you cannot claim for any damages on your own person or vehicle, with it being the cheapest and most minimal policy you would need to enable you to drive legally.