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With the matric exams completed many South Africans are starting their holiday travels. We would like to share a few road safety suggestions from the Arrive Alive website that could help vehicle owners avoid those nasty car insurance claims.

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 recognize potentially dangerous drivers on and pedestrians alongside 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 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 not to 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 your emergency numbers – When you need assistance, kindly call the following numbers

ER24 084 124
Police 10111
Fire 10111
Ambulance 10117
Arrive Alive Call Centre 0861 400 800
Netcare 911 082 911

Emergency numbers and Info are available on the Mobile website at ArriveAlive.mobi

Share these suggestions with your family and friends – And may you and your family have a happy and safe festive season!!

[Advice from www.arrivealive.co.za]

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One thought on “ArriveAlive.co.za road safety tips for the Festive Season

  1. Another useful safety tip is to use designated driver if you are going to a party where there will be drinking.

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