Avoid distractions while driving. For example, install a hands-free kit in your car instead of using your cell phone. Find out more.
Don’t continue your journey if you're feeling tired. Take leg-stretch breaks every two hours or 200km.
Avoid driving at or after sundown, especially when there are rainstorms, which cause poor visibility.
Never disobey road signs. Always stay within the speed limit.
Always place your valuables like cell phones and wallets in the boot of your car.
Public transport safety
Many people also use public transport services to get home or to their holiday destinations. However, even though you aren't behind the steering wheel, you need to take the necessary precautions to stay safe on the road. Here are some tips:
Plan your journey. Including the modes of transport you intend on using. Familiarise yourself with public transport routes and operating times.
Stay alert to your surroundings and keep your valuables where you can see it. If you carry a handbag or backpack, ensure the strap(s) are secure and strong.
Ensure that you know the distance, direction, and travel time to your final destination.
Be alert at all times while travelling on public transport. Don’t fall asleep while using public transport, especially when travelling alone.
Maintain a schedule that ensures there are enough people at your bus or train stop. If someone follows you when you exit a vehicle /station, go to the nearest well-lit populated area, call the police, or scream for help.