Holiday Travel Safety Alert with Vaalnest Boutique Hotel

Posted by Collen on Mon December 21, 2015 in Responsible Tourism & Environmental News.

It’s that time of the year where we all buckle up and take a drive to our designated holiday destination, for some visiting extended family is just as pleasant. Here's a quick overview on what is really happening on the SA Roads.

According to ENCA News report this morning, “Since 1 December, at least 725 people have been killed in accidents. During operations at the weekend, 350 people were arrested for drunken driving. Last year, 668 people were killed over the same period. The JMPD believes that harsher penalties should be handed down for violations”. For many though this may not be scary but the reality is many lives are lost during this time and it’s sad. Regardless of strict law measures put in place many people today still refuse to take it easy on the roads. Vaalnest would like to highlight a few types of Road Accidents Types, so please read and rectify these problems as you all travel this Festive Season:

Rear or Rear End contributes 15%

  • following too close
  • dirty, poor or no rear vehicle lights and dirty chevrons
  • poor brakes
  • smooth/damaged tyres

 Right Turn in the Same Direction contributes 0.8%

  • turn in front of oncoming traffic
  • enter main road without giving way or stopping
  • inconsiderate driving behaviour
  • no indicator lights

Left Turn in the Same Direction contributes 0.4%

  • turn in front of other traffic
  • failing to indicate lane change
  • or change of direction
  • inconsiderate driving behaviour

Side Swipe Collision by overtaking contributes 5%

  • unsafe overtaking
  • swerve in front of other traffic
  • failing to indicate lane change
  • inconsiderate driving behaviour
     

OPPOSITE DIRECTION GROUP ACCIDENTS

Head on Collision contributes 3%

  • unsafe overtaking
  • overtaking across barrier lines
  • poor visibility
  • reckless and inconsiderate driving behaviour

Side Swipe Opposing Direction contributes 5%

  • unsafe overtaking
  • overtaking across barrier lines
  • veering into opposing lane
  • poor visibility

Right Turn on the Opposing Direction contributes 3%

  • turn in front of oncoming traffic
  • failing to switch headlights on
  • failing to stop at traffic control: robot, stop or yield sign and traffic officers

 RIGHT ANGLE GROUP ACCIDENTS

Right Angle Collisions in the Same Direction contribute 6%

  • failing to stop at traffic control: robot, stop or yield sign and traffic officers
  • robots out of order
  • missing stop or yield sign

Right Angle Collision where one car turns to the opposite direction contributes 2%

  • failing to stop at traffic control: robot, stop or yield sign and traffic officers
  • robots out of order
  • missing stop or yield sign
  • poor brakes

REVERSING AND PARKING GROUP ACCIDENTS

Reversing Collisions contribute to 0.7% 

  • inconsiderate, unlawful and negligent driving behaviour
  • poor brakes
     

Parked Vehicle Collisions contribute to 0.5%

  • inconsiderate and negligent driving behaviour
     

PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE, ANIMAL, VEHICLE OVERTURN AND FIXED OBJECT GROUP ACCIDENTS

Vehicle and Pedestrian, including Bicycle Collisions contribute to 31%

  • pedestrians jay-walking
  • intoxicated pedestrian
  • vehicle speed
  • poor street lighting and visibility
  • Inadequate pedestrian and cyclist facilities
  • bicycles without lights

Single Vehicle Overturned contributes 13%

  • speed too high for circumstances
  • fatigue
  • poor visibility
  • tyre burst
  • swerving to avoid accident
     

Single Vehicle Crashing onto a Fixed Object (Tree or Pole) contributes to 6%

  • speed too high for circumstances
  • poor steering
  • poor brakes
  • fatigue and falling asleep
  • poor visibility
  • swerving to avoid accident
  • inadequate signposting 

 

 

 

 

References

ENCA News www.msn.com

www.arivealive.co.za/Accident Types

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