• Ensure you take your vehicle for a complete check-up at least two weeks before you depart for vacation to ensure all critical elements such as brakes, engine, tyres etc. are in full working order
• Wear your safety belt at all times and ensure to strap your children in. Make sure they are strapped into a proper, height relevant, car seat and not just into the seatbelts on the back seat.
• Do not speed and remember to keep a safe following distance – you should keep a distance of 3 car’s length between you and the car in front of you.
• Never overtake on a blind rise or on a corner
• Make sure that you are always visible by driving with your headlights on, even during the day
• Adjust your driving to suit weather, road surface or traffic flow conditions
• Always drive a good 20km per hour slower at night
• Stay alert by getting a good night’s rest before a long journey and take a break every two hours or 200 kilometres
• Never drink and drive!