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Don’t become a road accident statistic these holidays. Follow these simple safety tips and arrive alive at your destination. Have a happy and safe festive season.

  1. Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver’s license with you.
  2. Plan the route to your holiday destination and allow yourself enough time to reach the destination
  3. 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.
  4. Do not overload.
  5. Try to avoid driving after dark if possible.
  6. Have a good rest before you embark on your journey.
  7. Take safety breaks every 2 hours or 200km. Rest, have an energy drink and continue once well rested.
  8. Do not drink and drive.
  9. Try to recognise potentially dangerous drivers and pedestrians along the road and keep well
    clear of them.
  10. Be visible – drive with your lights on.
  11. Headlights should be dipped well before an approaching vehicle is within the range of the main beam.
  12. Always wear your seat belt and see that everyone in the car is wearing theirs.
  13. Drive defensively.
  14. Stay within the speed limit at all times.
  15. Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so.
  16. 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.
  17. Expect others to not be as obedient to the law as yourself.
  18. Avoid distractions on the road such as texting, conversations on cellular phones etc.
  19. Be courteous towards fellow road users – keep your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate.
  20. Know the emergency numbers:

Police: 10111
Fire: 10177
Ambulance: 10177
Arrive Alive call centre: 0861 400 800
Netcare 911: 082 911
ER24: 084 124