Holiday road users safety tips

Danisa Masuku
ITa��S going to be a long holiday joining Easter and the countrya��s 37th Independence Day celebrations, as such safety on the roads is vital for those that will be travelling around town or across the country.

Below are some safety tips to follow.

MOTORISTS

Always drive on the left.

Speed should be adjusted according to the road conditions.

Drive at a safe speed and always observe the speed limit.

Always wear your seat belt and ensure that your passengers do the same.

Do NOT drink and drive.

Follow other vehicles at a safe distance.

Do not use a mobile phone while driving.

Overtake with care.

Do not tailgate.

Before you drive a vehicle ensure that:

The vehicle is properly licensed,

It has a valid insurance policy,

You have the valid and appropriate licence to drive the vehicle.

PEDESTRIANS

Always cross the road at designated pedestrian or zebra crossings.

Always use footpaths where they are available.

Do not cross at bends in the road where you cannot see the danger of oncoming vehicles.

If you are walking in a group, walk in single file facing oncoming traffic.

When crossing the road, be attentive and on the lookout for oncoming vehicles.

COMMUTERS

Always wait for the bus to stop completely when boarding or alighting.

Do not stick out any part of your body when you are in a moving bus or car.