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Effective Countermeasures

EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES

Before motorists embark on their trips, they should:

  • Get a good night's sleep. While this varies from individual to individual, the average person requires about 8 hours of sleep a night.

  • Plan to drive long trips with a companion. Passengers can help look for early warning signs of fatigue or switch drivers when needed. Passengers should stay awake to talk to the driver.

  • Schedule regular stops, every 160 kilometers or 2 hours.

  • Avoid alcohol and medications (over-the-counter and prescribed) that may impair performance. Alcohol interacts with fatigue; increasing its effects — just like drinking on an empty stomach.

  • Consult their physicians or a local sleep disorders center for diagnosis and treatment if they suffer frequent daytime sleepiness, have difficulty sleeping at night often, and/or snore loudly every night.

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Road Safety Tips 24/7

Road Safety Tips 24/7

The Arrive Alive Road Safety website would like to share Road Safety Suggestions not only for the Festive Season and Easter - but for every day and all hours of the day! Planning the Journey / Rules of the Road Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver's licence with you. Plan

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Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Introduction At some stage, all drivers are challenged by bad weather conditions. Many unfortunately underestimate the adjustments needed in driving technique. Researchers and statisticians in the U.S. found that 24% of all crashes occur during adverse weather conditions, including ice, snow, and

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Rollover Crashes, Crash Reconstruction and Safer Driving

Rollover Crashes, Crash Reconstruction and Safer Driving

On the Arrive Alive website, we share crash reports received from various medical emergency response services across South Africa. During the past Festive season, we received several reports stating that there was a vehicle “rollover” or that the vehicle “overturned”. Vehicle

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Defensive Driving and Making Roads Safer

Defensive Driving and Making Roads Safer

The biggest cause of road crashes in South Africa is driver error. It is generally accepted that 85-90% of road crashes can be attributed to driver error. This includes not only the honest mistake or error in judgement but also driver recklessness, driver inattention and many other factors. It

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Night Driving and Road Safety

Night Driving and Road Safety

Introduction Road authorities agree that night driving presents unique challenges, increased risks and numerous deaths and injuries. It is estimated by the National Safety Council in the U.S. that traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Many drivers believe that

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Safety from Fire at our Homes

Safety from Fire at our Homes

Emergency personnel have to respond to fires at homes and informal settlements across South Africa. In the bitterly cold winter weather the risk of injury from fire significantly increases. We received safety information from both ER24 and the KZN Emergency services on how to protect ourselves from these

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