Women Driving Safely
the roads is somewhat of a concern for all drivers, however us women today need
increasingly more diligent in our efforts in order to not fall prey to crimes
such as theft, high-jacking or assault. Especially in South Africa, women should
take extra special precautions in order to ensure their safety when driving on
their own. Take a look at our list of top 5 safety tips for women driving on
1. Lock, Lock, Lock those doors!
Whether you’re driving down the street or going on a long-haul
excursion, the first thing you should do once you get into the car is lock your
doors. Additionally, place any valuables hidden beneath the seat.
2. Charge it up!
Always ensure your cellphone is fully charged before you embark on your
drive, or at the very least have a car charger handy in case of emergencies.
The last thing you want is to have a crisis with no means of communication.
3. Keep Driving, sister!
Do not, I repeat, do not pull over for anyone when driving alone at
night. Yes, this includes police officers. Pull over the nearest well-lit,
public place before stopping and rolling down your window to speak to anyone.
4. Avoid it like the plague!
If possible, try to avoid poorly-lit back streets when driving at night
and stick to larger, busier streets.
5. Invite a friend!
longer trips, try to bring a friend or family member along for the ride! Four
eyes are always better than two when it comes to safety and picking out things
that just don’t seem right.
Top it up!
Always make sure you have a
minimum of half a tank of petrol before you leave. The thing you would want is to run out
in a not-so-safe area!
mishaps are sometimes unavoidable, follow these 5 easy safety tips to do your
part in keeping yourself safe when driving alone.
Contact us at Cowley Motors for more information.