When you’re behind the wheel of your Voora or twincam Wille Bokkie, there’s no doubt you can feel invincible, like a demigod eating up the road ahead and prey to none.
However, Bobby Nitro has heard it said “with great power, comes great responsibility” and there is no more apt place to apply that than when behind the wheel of your kwaai kar.
Especially considering there are vulnerable road users out there. Kids, older people, cyclists and bikers. All these road users don’t have the benefit of a shield between them and the road, or other vehicles.
As responsible drivers, we really need to appreciate this. Flesh and bone doesn’t stand up well to flying steel.
Put into practice, this means being aware of those areas where you are likely to find vulnerable road users, and adjusting your speed accordingly, as well as being more on the lookout.
If you hit a pedestrian at 30km/h , that is enough to kill him. A life is worth more than arriving at your destination faster.
And get into a gedagte of sharing the road, even with cyclists.
Yes, you may have to hang back till it’s safe to pass, but deal with it. The change begins with you.