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ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

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WE WISH ALL THE HARFIELD RESIDENTS A VERY HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON  AND MOST IMPORTANTLY STAY SAFE.

ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

  • Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver’s license with you.
  • Plan the route to your holiday destination and allow yourself enough time to reach the destination.
  • Make sure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before departure. All lights and indicators, windscreens, windscreen wipers, brakes, steering, shock absorbers, 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. Rest, have an energy drink and continue once well rested.
  • Do not drink and drive
  • Try to recognise 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 the range of the main beam.
  • Always wear your seat belt and 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
  • 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 to not be as obedient to the law as yourself
  • Avoid distractions on the road such as texting, conversations on cellular phones, etc.
  • Be courteous towards fellow road users – keep your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate
  • Know your emergency numbers – When you need assistance, kindly call the following number.

 

For more road safety tips from Arrive Alive, click here.

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