Pupil (6) knocked by police vehicle

2018-04-26 06:00


• Always obey road signs and traffic lights (robots).

• Wear lightly coloured and high visibility, reflective clothing.

• Do not walk on the road, but rather on the pavement. If there is no pavement, walk as near to the edge as possible, facing the oncoming traffic.

• Avoiding roads at all times when intoxicated.

• When crossing the road and there is a pedestrian bridge, use it, even if it means walking further.

• Never cross the road without looking both ways, and check that there is no traffic before crossing the road.

• Never assume that you have been seen — many disturbances might attract the attention of the motorist, including a low sun in the early morning or late afternoon.

• Watch out — make eye contact to be sure they see you.

• Do not walk and stop halfway across the road — remain beside the road until both lanes are clear for you to cross safely.

• Pedestrians can be very hard to see — especially in bad weather or at night — Remain alert and avoid distractions.

• Do not speed near schools, informal settlements and residential areas — be prepared to slow down.

• Do not assume that you have been seen or that pedestrians will act predictably. They may be physically or mentally impaired — or drunk.

• Be on the lookout for small children and elderly pedestrians.

• Avoid overtaking vehicles in the vicinity of informal settlements, schools and residential areas and especially in hazardous driving conditions such as heavy rain or night driving.

• If visibility is bad, slow down — avoid driving when your vision is impaired either by strong rain or the blinding headlights of approaching vehicles, or a low sun shining in your eyes.


Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.