PODCAST: Travel tips for driving in severe weather conditions – East Coast Radio

The weather service expects the rain to continue over the next few days.  

READ: Weather warning issued for severe thunderstorms in KZN

Here are some tips for motorists planning on being on the road during these weather conditions: 

  • Wet roads cause them to be slippery and dangerous at high speed. Lower your speed, keep a safe following distance and put on your headlights.
  • Look out for large puddles of water that could cause your vehicle to hydroplane, or you may lose control. Avoid splashing water on other vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Ensure that your windshield wipers are in good condition and check your tyre pressure. 
  • Avoid drinking and driving. 
  • Drive safely, stay alert and do not use your cellphones whilst driving. 
  • Reminder to wear a mask and always add extra travel time when weather conditions are not suitable for the roadway. 

Listen: ECR traffic reporter, Jayshree Parasuramen speaks to KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli about road safety, Alert Level 1 curfew and more.