Don’t be a crash test dummy | Sandton Chronical
The Automobile Association (AA) has shared some advice for people looking to obtain their driver’s licence.
“As we have seen widely reported in the media, we all know how easy it is to buy a licence, but don’t even think of it,” the association cautioned. “[Car accidents] are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths and if you don’t get the right training before you venture out on the roads, your crash risk is extremely high.”
The AA said it was important for drivers to receive proper training and pass the driving test legitimately so that they are equipped with the necessary skills. According to the AA, driving schools are the best way to learn the skills needed.
“Pick a reputable driving school; look for one that has been in business for many years. Check online to see what others think of their service and ensure that your instructor has a current, valid instructor’s certificate, issued by the licensing authorities and that the instructor’s vehicle is clean, presentable and roadworthy,” the motoring body advised.
A driving school, which is a member of the Southern African Institute of Driving Instructors (Saidi), will give you extra peace of mind because Saidi members have access to additional training and updates to legislation.
The AA also advised learner drivers to change to a different driving school if they were not satisfied with the service.
“Driving is one of the most dangerous responsibilities you will have in your adult life, so make sure you learn from an expert who has your best interests at heart,” the AA stressed.