HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE ON THE ROAD THIS FESTIVE SEASON

HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE ON THE ROAD THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Schools across Zimbabwe close for the festive season break on 17 December and traffic on the country’s major routes is expected to increase significantly from then on.Motorists must prepare both their attitudes and vehicles properly for their journeys.

Driving is not only about having a vehicle which is in a safe condition, but also about having a positive attitude behind the wheel. Getting enough rest before embarking on a long ride, obeying the rules of the road, and being courteous to other drivers is equally important. With our country’s annual high rate of crashes and fatalities, it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure they play their part in making our roads safer. 

We expects traffic volumes to pick up on major routes Roads will be busier and that always means there’s an increased risk of incidents occurring. All road uses must remain as vigilant as possible and focus on the road, whether they are drivers, passengers, riding a motorcycle, or a pedestrian. We must stress that while our country’s traffic law enforcers work exceedingly hard over this period to ensure everyone is safe, road users have a major responsibility to themselves, their passengers, and other road users. Any attempts to reduce our country’s horrific road fatality numbers will amount to nothing without a concerted effort from everyone on the road, 

In addition,Drive Zimbabwe offers the following tips for travellers:

  1. Keep left, pass right. A simple rule which should be followed by all moving vehicles. It’s also courteous to drivers to make way for them if they are moving quicker than you. Driving too slow in a lane when there are faster vehicles behind is dangerous and could lead to road rage incidents. The correct approach is to allow faster vehicles to pass when it is safe to do so. Don’t police other drivers, leave that to the authorities.
  2. Take a detour, get off the beaten track, and explore our beautiful country. Make the journey part of your trip. For any accommodation needs visit 
  3.  
  4. Ensure everyone in the vehicle (yes, front and back) is buckled up.
  5. Drink or drive. If you are going to be doing one, don’t do the other, simple as that. It’s the same if you are walking: drink or walk.
  6. If you are walking, be visible at all times, especially at night, and at dawn or dusk, and in poorly lit areas.
  7. While on the road, take a breather every two hours or every 200kms; this will help you stay alert behind the wheel.
  8. If you’re a biker or riding on a bicycle, wear a helmet and other necessary protective gear.
  9. Drive to the conditions of the road not necessarily to the indicated speed limit.
  10. Distracted driving is dangerous, and means you aren’t focused on the road ahead. Put your cellphone in the boot and use it only in an emergency.
  11. Ensure your tyres (and spare) are in a good condition.
  12. Ensure your windscreen wipers (front and back) are in good condition. Even relatively new wiper blades may deteriorate quickly if left in the sun for long periods. Streaking, skipping, slipping or squeaking wipers are telling you they need attention. Don’t’ discover mid-way through your journey that they don’t work properly.
  13. Be prepared for any roadside, medical or security situation by  having the power of Drive Zimbabwe roadside Assistance in your pocket

Road users should not forget that the country is still in Lockdown Level 2 and that the current curfew runs from 22h00 to 04h00 daily. People are advised to plan their trips properly, so they are not on the road during these times. It’s also a good idea to avoid the rush days on roads when traffic will be heavier: either leave a day sooner or a day later and plan the same for the return leg of your journey.

“The festive season is a time for family and friends, especially this year considering the restrictions from last year. Time away is valuable and travellers should not waste it by being stranded on the side of the road, or without accommodation. We urge everyone who will be travelling to make arrangements for their trip, to have the right attitude when they are on the road, and to enjoy their holidays,

Do not forget to book for Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance Vehicle Safety Checks… before your journey

Each day, your car easily takes you where you need to go. You drive from home to the office and back. You use it to run errands like going to the gym, doing the grocery shopping, and taking the kids to school or sports practice.

Your car is a dependable machine, so it comes as no surprise that you want to use it on your upcoming road trip. Whether you’re leaving the town for a business trip or a family vacation, you expect your car to be as reliable as it’s ever been. Even if your car has reliably transported you or your loved ones around your neighbourhood, a road trip is a bigger commitment—and the trip can put a lot of strain on your vehicle. Though you may get your oil and other fluids changed regularly,  Safety Checks is needed before you hit the road.

Before your trip, however, it is advisable to take your car to  Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance, which has launched the Drive Vehicle Safety Checks which assists motorists to get their vehicles checked in the comfort of their homes.

Get a vehicle safety check and road test before you travel or sending to your mechanic:

  • Up to 206 checks per car
  • Same-day feedback: a written report within one day
  • Fixed-rate, no hidden costs
  • Impartial advice to help you understand your vehicle condition

From as little as $15 for Drive Zim members ($20 for non-members),  What do Technical Officers check during each vehicle safety check?

1. Lighting Equipment

2. Steering System

3. Braking  System

4. Suspension System

5. Tyres

6. Engine and Transmission

A vehicle safety from Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance can help identify any hidden problems you may not be aware of which could lead to costly repairs. Call us or Whatsapp at 0780 579 261/0718 084 297 / 0736 523 424 Email:info@drivezim.co.zw. our Technical Officer will be at your doorstep

HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE ON THE ROAD THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Schools across Zimbabwe close for the festive season break on 17 December and traffic on the country’s major routes is expected to increase significantly from then on.Motorists must prepare both their attitudes and vehicles properly for their journeys.

Driving is not only about having a vehicle which is in a safe condition, but also about having a positive attitude behind the wheel. Getting enough rest before embarking on a long ride, obeying the rules of the road, and being courteous to other drivers is equally important. With our country’s annual high rate of crashes and fatalities, it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure they play their part in making our roads safer. 

We expects traffic volumes to pick up on major routes Roads will be busier and that always means there’s an increased risk of incidents occurring. All road uses must remain as vigilant as possible and focus on the road, whether they are drivers, passengers, riding a motorcycle, or a pedestrian. We must stress that while our country’s traffic law enforcers work exceedingly hard over this period to ensure everyone is safe, road users have a major responsibility to themselves, their passengers, and other road users. Any attempts to reduce our country’s horrific road fatality numbers will amount to nothing without a concerted effort from everyone on the road, 

In addition,Drive Zimbabwe offers the following tips for travellers:

  1. Keep left, pass right. A simple rule which should be followed by all moving vehicles. It’s also courteous to drivers to make way for them if they are moving quicker than you. Driving too slow in a lane when there are faster vehicles behind is dangerous and could lead to road rage incidents. The correct approach is to allow faster vehicles to pass when it is safe to do so. Don’t police other drivers, leave that to the authorities.
  2. Take a detour, get off the beaten track, and explore our beautiful country. Make the journey part of your trip. For any accommodation needs visit 
  3.  
  4. Ensure everyone in the vehicle (yes, front and back) is buckled up.
  5. Drink or drive. If you are going to be doing one, don’t do the other, simple as that. It’s the same if you are walking: drink or walk.
  6. If you are walking, be visible at all times, especially at night, and at dawn or dusk, and in poorly lit areas.
  7. While on the road, take a breather every two hours or every 200kms; this will help you stay alert behind the wheel.
  8. If you’re a biker or riding on a bicycle, wear a helmet and other necessary protective gear.
  9. Drive to the conditions of the road not necessarily to the indicated speed limit.
  10. Distracted driving is dangerous, and means you aren’t focused on the road ahead. Put your cellphone in the boot and use it only in an emergency.
  11. Ensure your tyres (and spare) are in a good condition.
  12. Ensure your windscreen wipers (front and back) are in good condition. Even relatively new wiper blades may deteriorate quickly if left in the sun for long periods. Streaking, skipping, slipping or squeaking wipers are telling you they need attention. Don’t’ discover mid-way through your journey that they don’t work properly.
  13. Be prepared for any roadside, medical or security situation by  having the power of Drive Zimbabwe roadside Assistance in your pocket

Road users should not forget that the country is still in Lockdown Level 2 and that the current curfew runs from 22h00 to 04h00 daily. People are advised to plan their trips properly, so they are not on the road during these times. It’s also a good idea to avoid the rush days on roads when traffic will be heavier: either leave a day sooner or a day later and plan the same for the return leg of your journey.

“The festive season is a time for family and friends, especially this year considering the restrictions from last year. Time away is valuable and travellers should not waste it by being stranded on the side of the road, or without accommodation. We urge everyone who will be travelling to make arrangements for their trip, to have the right attitude when they are on the road, and to enjoy their holidays,

Do not forget to book for Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance Vehicle Safety Checks… before your journey

Each day, your car easily takes you where you need to go. You drive from home to the office and back. You use it to run errands like going to the gym, doing the grocery shopping, and taking the kids to school or sports practice.

Your car is a dependable machine, so it comes as no surprise that you want to use it on your upcoming road trip. Whether you’re leaving the town for a business trip or a family vacation, you expect your car to be as reliable as it’s ever been. Even if your car has reliably transported you or your loved ones around your neighbourhood, a road trip is a bigger commitment—and the trip can put a lot of strain on your vehicle. Though you may get your oil and other fluids changed regularly,  Safety Checks is needed before you hit the road.

Before your trip, however, it is advisable to take your car to  Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance, which has launched the Drive Vehicle Safety Checks which assists motorists to get their vehicles checked in the comfort of their homes.

Get a vehicle safety check and road test before you travel or sending to your mechanic:

  • Up to 206 checks per car
  • Same-day feedback: a written report within one day
  • Fixed-rate, no hidden costs
  • Impartial advice to help you understand your vehicle condition

From as little as $15 for Drive Zim members ($20 for non-members),  What do Technical Officers check during each vehicle safety check?

1. Lighting Equipment

2. Steering System

3. Braking  System

4. Suspension System

5. Tyres

6. Engine and Transmission

A vehicle safety from Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance can help identify any hidden problems you may not be aware of which could lead to costly repairs. Call us or Whatsapp at 0780 579 261/0718 084 297 / 0736 523 424 Email:info@drivezim.co.zw. our Technical Officer will be at your doorstep

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