Increase in vehicle accidents, worrying from page 1

2015-07-23 06:01

He said locals are aware of the road blocks that are set up near the old Uvongo Bird Park on weekends, so instead they use the freeway to get home after socialising in Margate.

“We need to take a different approach with regards to conducting road blocks, and set them up on freeways too,” said Mfeka.

Robert Mckenzie, spokesperson for KZN EMS, said paramedics have seen an increase in the number of rear-end crashes due to drivers being tired and not adhering to a safe following distance.

“We also attend to many pedestrian crashes.

“Pedestrians must walk on the side of the road and wear bright clothing,” he said.

Belinda Catchpole, spokesperson for Kwazulu Private Ambulance said paramedics are being called to more serious motor vehicle accidents.

“The lack of patience by both drivers and pedestrians play a large role in people taking chances on the road.

“Try to anticipate what the driver in front of you might do,” she said.

Expect the slow moving vehicle in front of you to suddenly make a turn or the person speeding behind you to illegally overtake.

McKenzie and Catchpole said being a paramedic is a calling not a job.

There is a saying “it’s hard to explain to a non-EMS person how you are able to drive in the middle of the night to some place you’ve never been and take care of someone you’ve never met”

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