South Africa Accidents Causes

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Possible causes of these accidents • Distracted driving Most South African drivers are distracted by many things for example answering their mobile phones, sending text messages or putting makeup on while driving. • Speeding Many drivers in South Africa ignore the speed limit and drive 30km over the limit. “Speed kills and travelling above the speed limit is an easy way to cause a car accident. The faster you drive, the slower your reaction time will be if you need to prevent an auto accident”. (Anon., 2017) • Drunk driving When you drink, you lose focus you become easily distracted at all times which is very dangerous when operating a vehicle. In South Africa is more dangerous to drive on Fridays and Saturday because South Africans party hard on these days and usually drive under the influence of alcohol. • Reckless driving In South Africa the most reckless drivers are taxi drivers. Taxi drivers do not obey the rules of the road they do whatever they what whenever they want without thinking of other drivers or pedestrians. Most drivers change lanes quickly without double checking if it is safe or not • Rain When it rains water creates slick and dangerous surface for cars, trucks, and motorcycles and often causes automobiles to spin out of control or skid while braking. To avoid a car accident, drive extra careful when it rains. • Running red lights Most drivers are also in a hurry for no reason and end up running red lights, a red light means stop not drive faster. The

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