Win fuel for year during Road Safety Month

This month has been termed Transport Month by Government and in line with this, the AA has declared October Road Safety Month.

During Road Safety Month, the AA will be embarking on a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of being a member of the AA and highlighting the seven things the AA does better than anyone else. The campaign will flight for two months only. During the campaign, people can sign up to the AA at a reduced price of only R50 a month PLUS, everyone who enrols during this period will stand a chance of winning fuel for a year. Existing members also stand a chance of winning fuel for a year. All they need to do is update their details on the website or call 083 THE AA (843 22).

Some of the objectives of Road Safety Month include promoting greater awareness of road safety behaviour for drivers and pedestrians as well as promoting “green” driving.

At the AA, your safety on the road is our business so during Road Safety Month, we encourage you to observe the following simple rules of the road;

  • wear your seatbelt at all times
  • make sure your children are strapped correctly in their car seats
  • avoid driving when you’re tired and rest during long trips
  • do not drink and drive

“Stats have shown that these four points can drastically improve your chances of surviving a crash. Imagine how significantly the injury rate would decrease if we all did these four simple things,” said the AA.

In preparation for next year’s FIFA World Cup, there have been road works on major highways which are being upgraded and this has caused severe traffic congestions, which leads to a whole lot of carbon emissions.

Here are some tips on what you can do to make driving on our roads more pleasant during Transport Month;

  • Use a lift club to get to work. This will save you money, reduce both traffic congestion and carbon emissions
  • Observe the rules of the road at all times such as; no driving while talking on your cellular phone, no overtaking on a solid white line and keeping to the speed limit
  • Complete several tasks in one trip to reduce unnecessary driving and carbon emissions.
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