19 December 2012

On the road this festive season


It's almost Christmas and you're getting away from it all. But you have to get there first. The festive season road death toll in SA is simply scary. This doesn't mean you should stay at home. What now?

Make sure your car is in good working order and don't drive if you're tired. The biggest way to prevent accidents is to assume that all other drivers are going to do things they're not supposed to: overtake on hills, overload their cars, have a cellphone chat, drive unroadworthy vehicles, be over the legal alcohol limit, speed, disobey traffic rules. Keep a healthy travelling distance between you and the next car and at all times be patient and vigilant. It's better to get to your destination 10 minutes later, but alive, than not at all. 




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