Easter safe driving tips New driving rules

Drive safe this Easter weekend. Image: Flickr

Here’s how you and your family can stay safe on the road this Easter

Don’t become a statistic this Easter. Make sure to follow these tips to keep you and your family safe on the road this long weekend.

Easter safe driving tips New driving rules

Drive safe this Easter weekend. Image: Flickr

Unfortunately here in South Africa, the roads become quite unsafe – especially during Easter. This is because families are all rushing to spend the long weekend together and many important road safety rules take the back seat to the annual Easter rush.

Fortunately, there are ways to make sure you and your family don’t become part of the Easter road fatality statistics.

Following these road safety tips can keep you safe:

Easter 2022: Before you hit the road

  • Pack all essentials such as a spare wheel and all the tools you will need to change a flat tyre.
  • Check that your car license is still up to date. There will be tons of roadblocks during the Easter Weekend and you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
  • Ensure your lights are working properly – both the front and rear lights. Also, check the brake lights and indicator lights. This will protect you and other drivers around you, reports Jacaranda FM.
  • Get enough fuel for the road and don’t take a risk of driving long distances without ensuring you have enough petrol.

Once you’re on the road

  • Leave enough room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid being ‘boxed in’, should you need to escape-
  • This one is very important. Do not drink and drive.
  • Do not text and drive. If your cellphone is not connected to the Bluetooth in your car, do not answer your phone and talk on it while driving rather stop when it’s safe and then take your calls.
  • Under no circumstances do you give strangers a ride.
  • Always park/ stop at a safe place, either a well lit garage or where there are working CCTV cameras.

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