What Should I do if I Witnessed a Car Accident?

You’re on your way home from work, a car speeds past you and moments later that same vehicle is involved in a sudden accident.
You’ve witnessed an accident, so what do you do now?
You left the scene.
Do not panic, there is no legal obligation for you to stay if you simply witnessed the car accident; however it is the right thing for you to do. In some situations, there may be no witnesses around except you, meaning you may have to call the emergency personnel for help. If you are a witness to a car accident in the future, then your support can be beneficial to the people involved.
You stayed on the scene. So you made the right decision and stayed on the scene to help! Here are some things you need to do to avoid getting hurt yourself:
-Drive until you can find a safe spot to pull over and get out of your car. Don’t cause another accident trying to help the victims of the first accident!
      -Call the ambulance, emergency personnel or push the SOS button on the PatrolMan app to summon he…

A Guide to Road Safety for Children – Before you Hit the Road

There are millions of vehicles on the road and each year the number increases. With more vehicles on the road, it is only wise to do everything you can to stay safe, especially when you have precious cargo on-board.

Whether you are simply driving your child to school or taking a long road trip along the coast, driving with children in the car adds extra responsibility and anxiety to your drive.
Take a look through our road safety guide for children and put those worries aside…
The best way to stay safe is to always be prepared! This means ensuring that your car is 100% road worthy with an up-to-date license and all the correct paperwork. Start with the right know-how as well as the right tools for the job and it’ll make your trip easier and safer.
Know the Correct Laws –From tiny tots to older kids, your child will have to sit in a booster seat with special child restraints, otherwise they’ll have to be strapped in properly to the appropriate car seat. Learn the laws and be prepared with…

How do you Secure your Home Properly from Intruders?

Most of us are on a tight budget these days, but we still have to make sure that all our bases are covered when it comes to securing our home.

Here’s a list of the most basic security measures that even people on a budget can afford to get…
Having good lighting is the cheapest security measure that you can fit in and outside your home. Make sure to check that your lights are working on a regular basis and install them in dangerous areas such as by the front door, windows, walls and any other dark spots.
2. Burglar Bars
You might think that burglar bars look really ugly on your home, but they are a necessity – especially in South Africa! If you don’t like the steel bar ones, install InvisiBars or a similar product that can’t be seen.
3. Alarm System
An alarm system is easy to set up and many are affordable for many different budgets. Majority of break-ins happen during the day when it is quiet and most people are at work, so don’t give an intruder the luxury of time and privacy – …

Teaching your Child to Cross the Road Safely

We all know that crossing the road can be really dangerous, that is why it is so important to teach your child how to cross the road safely…

Follow these safety tips to help teach your little one to cross the road safely.
- Hold Hands
Holding a grown-ups hand is vital, and children need to understand this! Holding hands ensures that your child does not run off or get distracted. If you are pushing a pram, etc. make sure they hold onto it instead.
- Use the Green Cross Code
Focus on these important steps when your children are crossing the road:
       1.Find a safe place to cross        2.Stop at the curb        3.Always look right, left and then right again        4.If the road is clear, cross over but NEVER run!        5.Keep looking out for approaching traffic as you cross

- ONLY cross at these specific places...
1. Zebra crossings
2. Pedestrian crossings 3. A child crossing with a crossing guard
A lot of children, who get hurt crossing the road, say that they did not stop or did not even…

Are you an Aggressive Driver?

Aggressive driving is something that happens way too often these days. Did you know that nearly 80% of people express anger and rage behind the wheel?

Aggressive driving is a serious concern that can cause fatal crashes and is a danger for all road users. All unsafe driving behaviour that is done on purpose with no regard for safety is categorized as aggressive driving. Examples of aggressive driving include:
   oSpeeding (especially in heavy traffic)    oTailgating    oPurposely cutting in front of people and then slowing down    oDriving through red lights    oWeaving dangerously in and out of traffic    oChanging lanes without using your indicator    oBlocking cars that are trying to pass
Aggressive driving that turns extreme can escalate into what is known as road rage. Here are some examples:
oSwearing, shouting and showing obscene gestures to other drivers    oThrowing things    oRamming other cars intentionally    oSideswiping    oForcing another driver off the road

If you see other drivers…

When is it Okay to leave your Kids Home alone?

If you have children, especially young children, you’ve probably been wondering when it is okay to leave them home alone.
Below is a helpful guide to show when it is age appropriate, keep in mind that these are not official recommendations, only a guideline. Only you as a parent will know when your kids are responsible enough to be left completely alone…

Do you feel your child is old enough to be left alone for a few hours, or overnight? There are some precautions you can take to ease your worry and make sure your children are safe when you’re not at home.
1.Stay in touch. Make sure to call your kids regularly throughout the day to ask how they are doing and what they are doing. Depending on your child’s age, they should not leave the house at all.
2.Keep them connected. Write down a list of all the important numbers by the phone or make them put them in their cell phone. These numbers should include your number, your works number, the police, doctor’s office, a neighbour and a relativ…

6 Things Car Thieves know that you don’t know!

Every year millions of cars are stolen, with car thieves using a number of clever ways to successfully commit the crime.

A former car thief has given up a few trade secrets that could help you to keep your car safe and deter any thieves.
 1.The model of your car can make it a target – Some cars are a lot easier to steal than others. Why? Because they have good resale value and the parts are in demand – it’s as simple as that!
     2.You’ve parked in the wrong place – A car thief will avoid stealing a car that is parked in front of your house or in your driveway. However, dark, quiet, secluded areas are prime spots.
     3.Car thieves hate daylight hours, alarms, nosey neighbours and security cameras – Car thieves will avoid these things like the plague as they’ll ruin their chances of being quick and inconspicuous.
4.Reconsider leaving your car running – It may seem fine to leave your car running while you jump out and run into the shop for 2 minutes, but this is basically like putting a…