TIPS FOR SAFETY ON THE ROAD.Photo: Supplied

Beginning of the year can be hectic; new jobs, new schools and new ways to find to and fro in the morning. So, here are some tips from Masterdrive on how to handle the change.

Keep a safe following distance.

Avoid checking your phone because you are going slower, you need to be aware of your surroundings throughout the trip, especially if it’s to a new place.

Watch out for the reckless drivers and steer well clear of them.

Keep calm and listen to kwaai music, even if others are not so calm around you. Don’t pressurise nervous drivers.

Try out different routes to find the best traffic conditions.

Consider carpooling.

When on the school run, watch out for kids walking and acting crazy (as they do), especially when near schools.

Be extra careful when passing buses.

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