When it comes to road safety, it’s easy to insist that the authorities are responsible for taking the lead. The truth, however, is that it begins with you. In order to make the roads safer for everyone, some things need to become second nature, such as fastening your seat belt (whether you’re in the front or rear seat), using your turn indicators, following lane discipline, respecting other road users, obeying road signs and never – ever – driving after drinking alcohol. Being situationally aware and keeping your cool at all times will make you a better driver, no matter what the traffic conditions are – and remember, practice makes perfect. And when you see a zebra crossing, always stop behind the line – it’s the correct thing to do, even if nobody is watching.
If you want safer roads, be the change you want to see – #BeTheBetterGuy.