01May

05 Courtesy

Road Courtesy is a simple concept, but along with driver education, awareness of sharing the roads and increasing your safety, these things are often not given enough consideration. Many people are in a hurry for whatever reason, be it essential or otherwise and the speed of life has changed, as have the vehicles we drive. […]

01May

08 Caravans and Motorhomes

Caravans – When being overtaken, maintain speed and position, only slow when the truck has moved out to pass. Quality mirrors, towing hitches and good advice are priceless. A UHF radio can also be worthwhile. WE FULLY SUPPORT THE IDEA AND BENEFITS OF CARAVAN CB, UHF 18 and the fitting of Caravan CB stickers on […]

01May

06 Road Positioning

A truck uses all of its lane space, do not travel right on the centre line, use the road width available, to give you space between opposing traffic. If stopped or broken down, where possible park well clear of the roadway. 10 centimetres past the fog line (the unbroken line on the left) is not […]

01May

07 Driving at night

High beam glare contributes to fatigue during night driving. When you see the lights of an oncoming vehicle dip or you are flashed before reaching a crest or curve, dip your lights. By waiting until you see the vehicle before you dip your lights, you are momentarily blinding the oncoming driver. With a closing speed […]

01May

10 Do not overtake ROUNDABOUTS

Based on some of the comments from the surveys it would appear there are two problems. The first is the perception of some including many young drivers that the truck races them to the roundabout. What the truck driver is trying to do is join the traffic flow and still be moving on entering the […]

01May

09 Overtaking Trucks

Too many drivers take significant risks to save a few minutes on a long trip. People become frustrated at slow trucks on hills and often the speed limit gap between the normal speed limit of 110 and heavy vehicles at 100. The difference usually means cars may pass quite a few trucks, but they will […]

01May

01 Dont cut in front of trucks

Cutting in front of trucks approaching traffic lights reduces the safety margin allowed by the truck driver to give ample room to stop and to possibly still be moving when they change. If you fill this space, you risk damage from behind. A loaded B-double can weigh up to 50 times that of your average […]

01May

03 & 04 Speed Limited and being overtaken by a truck

These two tips have been combined as they relate to each other so closely. The speed that a heavy vehicle can travel is closely governed and by law it is not possible for the driver to increase their speed beyond 100kph. So assuming a truck has caught up to you it is logical then that […]