Safety Driving Tips for the Festive Season
The Festive Season is here and many people will be travelling by car to their holiday destination, Isuzu Gaborone offers you some safety tips for your upcoming travels.
While it is the time to let your hair down and relax, the reality is there is always an increase in road accidents during the holidays. It’s important to plan for all the possible scenarios on your travels.
Isuzu Botswana Holiday Tips:
Prevention is key
It’s very important to always make sure your vehicle is well maintained and kept in a roadworthy condition.
Before your travels, check your vehicle thoroughly and make sure that everything is working correctly. A good tip is to have your vehicle roadworthy tested ahead of a long trip. This can help prevent breakdowns and road accidents.
Get into the habit of observing your surroundings. Pay attention to other drivers on the road, while you can’t control their behaviour, being alert will allow you to respond accordingly and can help save lives. Report any suspicious activity to the closest authorities and try to avoid high crime areas.
Be A Responsible Driver
Not only is it the duty of other motorists to be responsible on the roads, but it is also yours.
Don't Drink and Drive. It may be tempting to have a drink and then get behind the wheel, but drunk driving causes more road accidents and premature deaths each year. Please don’t drink and drive.
Stick to the speed limit, high-speed collisions are more often than not fatal and cause a large number of premature deaths each year.
Never drive tired. If you have someone driving with you, take turns or stopover at a B&B for the night.
Only overtake when it is safe to do so. While slow drivers can be extremely annoying, especially when we have to be somewhere urgently, we need to remember that everyone deserves to get to their destination safely.
The Festive Season is a time to spend with family and loved ones creating lasting memories. Stay safe on the roads and be prepared.
Talking of safety, did you know the Isuzu D-Max has some amazing safety features? Like:
Driver & Passenger Airbags
ABS with EBD braking system
Contact our Isuzu Gaborone team for more holiday driving tips and safety advice.