how safe is driving in south africa


Driving in South Africa is generally safe, but there are a few things to be aware of. The roads can be in poor condition in rural areas, and there are a lot of potholes. Driving at night can be dangerous because of animals on the road, and it’s also best to avoid driving in urban areas if possible. There are a lot of carjackings and robberies in South Africa, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and keep your doors locked. If you’re driving a rental car, be sure to check with your insurance company about their coverage in case of an accident.

Driving in South Africa can be a daunting experience, especially for those who are used to driving in the UK. The roads are often in poor condition, and the drivers can be aggressive. However, there are some simple steps you can take to make your journey safer.

Firstly, make sure you have a good map of the area you will be driving in. This will help you to plan your route and avoid getting lost. Secondly, try to avoid driving at night. The roads are often more dangerous after dark, and it can be difficult to see what is ahead of you. If you must drive at night, make sure you have your headlights on and drive slowly.

Thirdly, be aware of the speed limit. In South Africa, the speed limit is often lower than in the UK, and it is important to stick to it. Fourthly, be cautious of other drivers. Many drivers in South Africa do not follow the rules of the road, and they may not signal when they are turning. If you are unsure about another driver’s intentions, it is best to give them plenty of space. Finally, do not drink and drive. Drinking alcohol before driving is against the law in South Africa, and it is also very dangerous.

If you follow these simple safety tips, you will greatly reduce your chances of having an accident while driving in South Africa.


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