Last week most of the country battled stormy weather conditions on the roads. Yet, little respite is expected as weather services are predicting more of the same this week. Consequently, the Road Safety Partnership (RSP) is urging drivers to exert extra caution over the next few days as bad weather creates hazardous driving conditions.
An alert four warning was issued late last week. Wet conditions will continue with heavy rainfall expected to cause localised flooding in certain provinces. Drivers in these areas need to be prepared for the heavy downfalls and potential flooding, especially in low lying areas.
These weather conditions create situations fraught with danger and opportunity for crashes to occur. In order to prevent unnecessary loss of life and wasted expenses as a result of crashes, drivers need to increase their awareness levels and be prepared to respond to how the weather is expected to affect their region.
The RSP is an organisation committed to creating a country free of crashes and the consequent death and injury that follows with the help of government, international organisations, the public and other organisations. With the help of these partnerships, the RSP is committed to creating a sustainable reduction in road fatalities and injuries.
RSP works with various sectors in the community to educate and contribute towards community safety on and around roads. Some initiatives and organisations that the RSP has worked with include the Safe to Schools project with Toyota, Netstar, eThekwini municipality, Department of Transport in KwaZulu Natal and Michelin Road Safety Youth Ambassadors programme.
The RSP encourages drivers to keep driving concerns about stormy weather at the forefront of their minds as they get behind the wheel. May all arrive at their destinations safely and with as little incident from extreme weather conditions as possible this week.