Road Safety Easter 2017

  • Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver’s license with you. 
  • Plan the route to your holiday destination and give yourself enough time to reach the destination
  • Make sure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before departure. All lights and indicators, windscreen wipers, brakes, steering, exhaust system and tyres should be carefully examined for faults.
  • Do not overload.
  • Try to avoid driving after dark if possible.
  • Have a good rest before you embark on your journey and have an energy drink by your side.
  • Take safety breaks/ rest stops every 2 hours or 200km
  • Do not drink and drive!!
  • Do not text and drive!!!
  • Try to recognize potentially dangerous drivers on and pedestrians alongside the road and keep well clear of them
  • Be visible – drive with your lights on!!
  • Headlights should be dipped well before an approaching vehicle is within range of the main beam.
  • Always wear your seat belt and check to see that everyone in the car is wearing theirs.
  • Drive defensively with a focus on safety for all road users.
  • Stay within the speed limit at all times
  • Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so
  • Avoid distractions while driving –Remain focused and alert at all times!
  • Maintain at least a 2 second following distance - this distance should be increased at night, in foggy or rainy conditions and when the road is wet.
  • Expect others not to be as obedient to the law as yourself
  • Be courteous towards fellow road users - keep your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate
  • Be alert to changing road and weather condition
  • Arrive Alive!!!!