10 Tips for Driving Safely

  1. Avoid conflict. Other drivers will make mistakes, show restraint and stay calm.
  2. Don’t tailgate. Allow a minimum of two seconds between you and the car in front.
  3. Be aware of what is happening behind you and either side of you at all times.
  4. Don’t respond to challenges, avoid sudden swerving, acceleration and braking.
  5. Know your capabilities and drive within them.
  6. Be courteous and considerate to other road users.
  7. Have patience while merging. Allow others to merge without cutting them off or changing lanes too soon.
  8. Keep to the left unless you are overtaking.
  9. Indicate at least 30 meters prior to turning to make other road users aware of your intentions.
  10. Anticipate traffic flow. Position yourself in the correct lane in plenty of time.