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Scholar Patrol

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Background Info to Scholar Patrol

Scholar Patrol is an important part of road safety education and essential to enhancing the safety of our scholars at their schools. Not only does it regulate traffic, improve speed calming and facilitate safe crossing of the road but also instills in the minds of our young pedestrians an awareness of the importance of road safety.

The Safety Patrol Program was started by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in 1920. Boys, when they reached the sixth grade, would be screened for the proper character traits and then trained in safety and put to use.

Why do we need scholar patrol?

  • Each year, children travel to and from school almost 200 times.
  • Dangerous traffic congestion occurs around schools with so many parents dropping their children off in the morning and picking them up after school.
  • Traffic Authorities, school teachers and principals recognize that this congestion creates the most dangerous location on a child’s journey to and from school.
  • Scholar Patrol performs a very important and responsible public service by controlling traffic and by safeguarding scholar pedestrians Student patrollers guide fellow students and prevent them from entering traffic when it is unsafe.

They were also to set a good example and encourage all students to observe the rules of safety. They had to report for duty on time with the proper equipment and attire on. They had to report all infractions of the rules to their superiors. They had to provide assistance to other Patrol members when necessary. Know and enforce all safety walking and crossing rules. Lastly, they had to attend regular meetings that would discuss problem areas of traffic and street crossings.

Benefits of Scholar Patrol / School Patrol

  • The Scholar Patrol program benefits the school, the community and the student safety patrollers.
  • The program provides quality training and recognition for student safety patroller’s efforts.
  • Apart from providing safer access to schools at nearby crossings, this program inspires patrollers to develop positive relationships with peers and authority figures and develop leadership skills, teamwork, maturity and a sense of responsibility.
  • The Scholar Patrol helps foster closer ties with the community and increases the school’s visibility in the community.
  • Student patrollers are visible ambassadors for their school and assist both parents and their children at school crossings.

Cellular Technology and Road Safety

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Background Information

The dangers of cellular phones to road safety are well debated and documented. It is an offence to hold and use a cellphone or other electronic communication device such as BlackBerry, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) etc whilst driving. The only defense for a person charged with this offence would be where the driver has made a genuine emergency call when it would have been unsafe to stop driving to make the call.

These dangers can be summarized in short with the following notes:

Road Safety for Women Driving Alone

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Introduction

Women are regarded in the insurance industry as ‘’safer” drivers and less likely to be in a road accident. Even though all motorists  need to be alert and cautious, female drivers unfortunately have to be even more vigilant in order to avoid falling prey to criminal acts such as hijacking, intimidation, sexual assault or worse. Our women drivers are still regarded as more vulnerable by most criminals.

In this section we would like to offer advice and a few precautions that could enhance the safety of all drivers – and especially our female drivers!

Preparation/ Anticipation and Prevention of Dangerous Situations

Drivers should always consider the threats and possible worst case scenarios – and plan to avoid as many of these as possible.  Precautions would include the following:

 

Vehicle Maintenance

  • A well-maintained car is less likely to break down – Keep your car in good mechanical condition and have it serviced regularly by a reputable garage.
  • Have a safety check done before each long trip. Even better – learn how to change a tyre, jump-start the battery, or change a wiper blade. The more you empower yourself with basic maintenance tips, the less chances of you being the damsel in distress.
  • Never run out of fuel. Get into the habit of filling when the tank’s half empty rather than waiting for the warning light.
  • Get faults diagnosed and fixed promptly rather than waiting for them to get worse or hoping they’ll go away.
  • The vehicle handbook will provide important information on specification of oil, antifreeze to use if you have to top-up etc
  • Check tyre condition and pressure regularly. Get damaged or excessively worn tyres renewed, and don’t forget to check the spare.

Plan Your Trip

  • Plan your route if the journey is unfamiliar, and keep to well-lit main roads.
  • Don’t drive after dark into areas you don’t know, if you can avoid it. It is easy to get lost, and become a target for criminal activity.
  • Drive with a decent GPS for enhanced safety, and tell someone your route, and what time you expect to arrive.
  • Always be ready in the event of a delay on the road -Ensure your cellular phone is fully charged – and invest in a car charger should you not already have one.
  • Add emergency numbers to your phone – such as that of a motoring assistance company, car insurance company etc. – See more
  Conclusion We would like to commend our female drivers on the caution they usually display on our roads. May these recommendations contribute to increased safety awareness and protection from criminals sharing our roads.

Kagiso

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Application for a learner’s licence

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About a learner’s licence

A learner’s licence only allows you to drive when you are supervised by a licensed driver. If the category of vehicle you are driving requires a professional driving permit, the licensed driver must also hold a professional driving permit.

A learner’s licence is a permit that proves that you have basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and the rules of the road. The learner’s licence is valid for 24 months and cannot be extended.

Golden Rules for Staying Safe

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Golden Rules for Staying Safe this Holiday Season

After reporting that 60% of national and provincial roads in South Africa were in very poor condition, the Auto-mobile Association of South Africa (AA) have listed some golden rules for motorists to observe before departing on their holiday this year.

“It is important to plan your trip and if you are aware of possible delays on a particular route or the general condition of the road you are about to travel on, driver frustration can be minimized because it will be expected.  When traveling to remote areas, check with people at the point of destination what the expected road conditions you are likely to encounter and give them an approximate time of arrival – if you are delayed, let them know.