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Arrive Alive Questions and Answers
Arrive Alive Questions and Answers
Which emergency numbers are most important?
What do I need to tell the emergency services?
- Police: 10111
- Ambulance: 10177
- Emergency: 112
- Netcare 911: 082 911
I am first on the accident scene –what do I do?
- Your telephone number (to remain in contact with you should you be cut off)
- Your location (street name and nearest cross road)
- The details of what happened, how many injured, whether there is e fire, etc.
How can I best assist the injured?
- Park in a safe position off the road
- Turn on your hazard lights and headlights
- Check that the area is SAFE
- Check to see if the accident victim is responding.
- Call for help – dial 082 911
How can I best assist emergency response teams?
- Calm and reassure the victims
- Tell them you called emergency services.
- Remember you safety comes first
- Do NOT move the victim unless immediate threat to life
- Remove obstruction to breathing
What is legally required of me after an accident?
- Accurate information – address details/ nature of incident.
- Landmarks and street names
- Clear access routes
- Switch on outside lights
- Updating call centre on changes
What evidence shall I record?
- Stopping the vehicle
- Ascertaining nature and extent of any injury
- Providing your name and address
- Report the collision at a police station within 24 hours
- Not take any intoxicating liquor or drug
What should you photograph at an accident scene?
- Names and Addresses of people involved
- Registration numbers
- List of all potential witnesses
- Note the flow of traffic
- Weather conditions/ road surface
- Vehicle damage
- Sketch plan of the accident
- Cars/ positions
- Number plates / License disks
- Marks, Debris, Skidmarks
- Airbags / seat-belts
- Tyres/ wheels
- Windshield , seat positions damage to road ornaments (poles, barriers, walls,)
Drunk Driving Info
What are the legal alcohol limits?
How much may I drink?
- Alcohol in blood: 0,05 gram per 100 millilitres (drivers), prof-drivers: 0,02 gram per 100 millilitres.
- Breath alcohol t: 0,24 milligrams per 1000 millilitres (drivers), prof -drivers: 0,10 milligrams per 1000 millilitres.
- Best not to drink at all when driving
- Many factors determine intoxication levels
- Legal limit usually exceeded after two beers.
- Have a designated driver!
How can I best avoid colliding with pedestrians?
How can I be a safe pedestrian?
- Don’t speed / be prepared to slow down.
- Do not assume you are seen.
- Be alert to children & drunks
- Be careful near busses & taxi’s stops
- Be visible / Lights-on
- Be clearly visible
- Wear coloured clothes or reflecting clothing.
- Walk on the pavement.
- Face oncoming traffic.
- Avoid roads when intoxicated.
- Accompany children on the road.
What are the top cycling safety tips?
- Obey all traffic rules.
- Be visible.
- Ride predictably and defensively
- Anticipate with eyes, ears and instinct
- Use hand signals
- Always wear a helmet.
- Wear an ID band with contact information
What should I know about my eyes on the road?
How do I spot a tired driver?
- If you have prescription spectacles -wear them.
- Ensure clean windscreen
- Don’t stare at oncoming headlights. Look a little to the left.
- Speed must go down with the sun
- Have your eyes tested regularly
How do I keep a driver awake?
- Can’t remember the last few km’s
- Drift from lanes or hit rumble strip
- Yawn repeatedly
- Not focusing or keeping their eyes open
- Tailgating or miss traffic signs
- Head falling down
- Jerking vehicle back into the lane
- Start an interesting conversation
- Let the driver do the talking
- Convince the driver to take regular breaks
- Keep a positive atmosphere
- Give constant feedback on progress