‘Don’t become a statistic’

The Automobile Association (AA) has appealed to all South Africans to be extremely vigilant on the road as the Easter period approaches.

“While this year’s Easter period doesn’t coincide with government school holidays, traffic volumes on the country’s main roads are expected to pick up,” said the AA.

If you are planning on being on the roads this Easter:

-       Ensure that your car or motor bike is serviced and up to AA standards.

-       Respect the speed limit and road signs.

-       Do not use your cell phone while driving.

-       Take a break every two hours (200km) on long haul drives.

Pedestrians are also encouraged to be aware of their surroundings.

“Without a collective conscious effort to keep our roads safe, we will never eliminate deaths from our roads,” the AA said.

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