Caught in fog patches at the coast? Spotted a bank of mist on the road back into town? NamWheels gives you a few do’s and don’ts when your visibility is poor.
Our keen sense of eyesight informs us on a daily basis that some of y’all don’t know (or remember) what a traffic light is for. Here is a quick refresher course for everyone’s benefit:
THANK YOU to Suzuki Auto S.A. for these helpful hints
Charl Grobler, manager of marketing and product planning at Suzuki South Africa, shared some tips, tricks and hacks to keep you safe on the road. Best of all, they’re simple to execute.
WHY: It’s important to follow lanes
First and foremost, for your and every other road user’s safety – being in the wrong lane can cause serious accidents! Big intersections, traffic circles and highway on/off-ramps only work if everyone knows which lane they’re supposed to be in.
It seems a bit silly to type this but the word “STOP” means exactly that – stop here! Not “roll through at a leisurely pace” and certainly not “follow the car in front of you” – this last mistake being one which occurs alarmingly often on Namibian roads.
Traffic circles (other nations also call them “roundabouts”) are a very simple and effective type of road intersection. Instead of using stop signs or traffic lights, these intersections generally allow a higher number of vehicles to pass through at a faster rate.