The Road Accident Fund (RAF) have launched their #AlwaysRemember initiative to encourage drivers across Mzansi to be safe on the roads this festive season.
We’d like you to arrive safely at your destination this festive season. A quick travel tip: always keep a minimum following distance of three seconds from the vehicle in front of you. #AlwaysRemember to take care on the roads. pic.twitter.com/CfKPCcgpfQ
— IG: RAF_ROAD (@RAF_SA) December 10, 2018
RAF has joined forces with the dedicated men and women of South Africa’s emergency service agencies to urge road users this festive season to, “Please be careful on the roads; Let’s not meet by accident”. This follows a decision to take a unique approach to road safety by collaborating with tow truck drivers, police, medical staff, ambulance and fire personnel who are ready to serve over the holiday period.
However, these emergency workers together with RAF would rather not meet you wounded after a car crash, or recuperating from your injuries in a hospital bed – hence the message to #AlwaysRemember to be safe on our roads.
Road safety is a major concern year-round, but traffic volumes increase sharply over the summer holidays in South Africa.
What are your plans this festive season?
Visiting the grandkids in Cape Town? Meeting an old friend in Durban? Relaxing with family in Nelspruit?
— IG: RAF_ROAD (@RAF_SA) December 3, 2018
#DYK: The most dangerous road in South Africa is the N2 from East London to Mthatha. Due to the high number of recorded deaths, the road is referred to as the “highway to hell”. Please drive very carefully if this road is on your travel itinerary this festive season! pic.twitter.com/tKgOnhpNCC
— IG: RAF_ROAD (@RAF_SA) December 11, 2018
The Road Accident Fund are looking for road-safety ambassadors this festive season. Do you think you have what it takes? Complete this survey and you could stand a chance to be rewarded with amazing prizes.
As much as doctors, paramedics, firefighters and other emergency-services heroes are out there to save lives, they’d prefer not to meet you this festive season. Please be safe and encourage others to be safe on our roads during the holidays. 🚗🚚🚴🏿🙏 #AlwaysRemember pic.twitter.com/kFYtl9wN6S
— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) December 12, 2018