So here we are, the roads are now busy as ever again and we dust off our cabbies and get our lives restarted.
And there’s a point right there, dust off the cabbie means clean her up because visibility is key to getting home alive.
Visibility as a driver means to make sure you can see pedestrians and other drivers, and that starts with a clean windshield, especially near dusk and at night when lights can reflect off dirt and distract you, interfering with your perception of distance.
Visibility also means making sure your lights are working well all round, and that your lenses are clean. (The DIY method is to use toothpaste by the way).
It also means that if you have to stop for any reason to fix a tyre or something, that you have a triangle warning sign that you place 100 metres back to let other cars know you are there.
Visibility is key. If we are to take care of one another on the roads, we simply have to be able to see the other person to respond.