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Safe Driving Techniques

Safe Driving Techniques and Road Safety

A driver’s licence is a privilege – but no guarantee that the owner will be a safe driver! Drivers need to work on their driving, improve their skills all the time and seek to gain awareness on those aspects that will enhance their safety and the safety of others on the road.

The major threats to road safety include a lack of self-respect and disregards for the rules of the road.

The Automobile Association (AA) advises that all motorists give way to better road manners. The following are some valuable advice on road safety manners and attitude:

  • A motorist is not justified in keeping to the right-hand lane and obliging traffic to overtake him on his left simply because he is driving at the legally-allowed maximum speed. Another motorist may have a valid reason for exceeding the limit, and to obstruct him unreasonable may lead to the building up of a dangerous situation in which bad temper may overcome good judgment.
  • In an emergency switch on your emergency hazard lights as well as your headlights and drive at a safe speed. Obey the rules of the road and don't drive recklessly.
  • Although driving in the emergency lane during daylight hours is permitted under certain provisos, following traffic has no right to force traffic ahead to move across the yellow line to allow overtaking - it may be courteous to move over but it places the onus on you to ensure that it is safe to do so.
  • The AA urges motorists to be more tolerant and patient on our roads by driving defensively, rather than aggressively.

What is Defensive Driving?

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Defensive Driving and Making Roads Safer

For more information on improving your driving also visit:

Contact details for Toyota Advanced Driving
Salve' Jacobs
Toyota Advanced Driving
Tel: (011) 467 4040
Fax: (011) 467 4042

E-mail: info@tad-sa.co.za   

 

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