Tips for drivers during the long Easter weekend

By Drum Digital
01 April 2015

Here are some tips to observe while you're on the road during Easter weekend.

Easter weekend has become synonymous with long-distance travelling and in order for everyone to arrive safely at their destination there are a few tips that drivers should employ on the road.

Make regular stops along the way

Experts recommend that drivers make stops every two hours in order to stretch their limbs and breathe in some fresh air.

Drivers are also advised to have a power snack while they are resting so they can restore their physical and mental energy for the next leg of the energy

Ensure your car is roadworthy

Drivers should ensure that they take their car in for a service to ensure that all the parts of the car are fully functional and won't cause any major problems while they are on the road. According to roadcover.co.za, drivers should look out for vehicle identification as well as functioning brakes, seatbelts, body rust, the fuel tank and cape, the electrical system such as the battery, windscreen wipers and indicators. Stick to the speed limit  The South African National Road Traffic Act of 1989 and its regulations state that 60 km/h on a public road is the speed limit within an urban area while 100 km/h on public road outside an urban area which is not a freeway and 120 km/h on freeways.

Observe a safe following distance

According to Arrive Alive, the 2 or 3 second rule is the perfect guideline for a safe following distance.

Drivers need to identify or note a point on the road and if that point is still visible, then there probably isn't enough following distance between the vehicles in question.

Buckle up

This is the most important rule to observe in the road. Seat belts do save lives and not to mention that drivers could be fine R250 if they are found without a seat belt on.

Source: PR Worx & Maxi's restaurant

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