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Zululand Observer zululandobserver.co.za 26 Nov, 2021 06:00 am

12 road safety tips ahead of the festive season

12 road safety tips ahead of the festive season

Traffic is expected to increase significantly on the country’s major routes over the festive season, and as a result the Automobile Association (AA) says motorists must prepare both their attitudes and vehicles properly for their planned journeys.The AA expects traffic volumes to pick up on major routes including the N1 from Polokwane to Cape Town through Gauteng and Bloemfontein, the N2 along the Indian Ocean coastline, the N3 from Gauteng to KZN, the N4 through Mpumalanga, and the N7 from Cape Town through Namaqualand to the Namibian border.All road users are urged to remain as vigilant as possible and focus on the road, whether they are drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or riding a motorcycle.Be prepared for any roadside, medical or security situation by downloading the AA RescueMe app Road users should not forget that the country is still in lockdown, and that the curfew is in place from midnight to 4am.

Ensure your tyres (and spare) are in a good condition and adequately pumped up 11.Ensure your windscreen wipers are in good condition 12.

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