Safety tips for motorists

South Africa - Cape Town - 27 February 2019 - Traffic congestion is most felt on the highways heading into Cape Town CBD with many people using their own vehicles instead of public transport. Picture: Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Lock all your doors and close the windows when driving, especially in slow moving traffic.

Always be conscious of your surroundings and remain alert when coming to an intersection or stopping your vehicle.

Be wary of people standing at intersections, traffic lights and stop streets.

Leave a gap between you and the car in front of you to give you room to escape.

Reduce the chances of becoming a target by removing from sight valuable items.

Don’t use your cellphone when driving.

Information courtesy of the Athlone police.