The Easter Holiday Season is around the corner. Many South Africans will be making their way down to the coast from Gauteng (and vice versa).
Road Safety is major concern in South Africa. Traffic volumes go up to insane levels this time of year.
If you are going away this Easter Holiday season, take note of the 20 following Road Safety Tips to ensure that you Arrive Alive at your destination.
- Obey the rules of the road and carry your drivers 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
- Take safety breaks every 2 hours or 200km.
- Do not drink 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.
- Stay within the speed limit at all times.
- Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so.
- Avoid distractions while driving.
- 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 conditions.
Feel free to share these suggestions with your family and friends. These tips were posted on the Arrive Alive website.
The Junk Mail team wishes you and your family a Happy and Safe Easter Holiday season.
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