SAFETY / CAR CARE
Driving Techniques: How to drive safely
Before you hit the road, it’s important you understand that there are driving techniques to ensure you drive safely to your destination. Here are some driving techniques you need to know
- Have a good rest before you embark on your journey.
- Take safety breaks every 2 hours or 200km
- Do not drink and drive. If you intend to consume alcohol make alternative arrangements so you will not be behind the wheel.
- Remain alert at all times and avoid Driver Distractions such as cellular conversations, texting etc
- Be responsible for seatbelt wearing – Always wear your seat belt and see that everyone in the car is wearing theirs.
- The law of various countries requires each passenger being transported in a motor vehicle to make use of the seatbelts and strap themselves in. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure all passengers are strapped in mains strapped in while travelling. It is a criminal offence for an adult to allow a child younger than 14 years to travel unrestrained in a vehicle equipped with seatbelts or a car safety seat.
- Infants and children under the age of 12 should travel in the back seat of a vehicle and should be buckled up, either in a car seat, booster seat or use the car’s seatbelt, depending on the age and weight of the child.
- Infants between 0 months and one year of age, or up to 10kg in weight, should travel in a rear-facing car seat in the back of a car. In the event of an accident, the impact will be on the seat and not on the infant.
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