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Arrive Alive Questions and Answers

Arrive Alive Questions and Answers

Emergency info

Which emergency numbers are most important?
  • Police: 10111
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Emergency: 112
  • Netcare 911: 082 911
What do I need to tell the emergency services?
  • 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.
I am first on the accident scene –what do I do?
  • 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 the injured?
  • 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
How can I best assist emergency response teams?
  • Accurate information – address details/ nature of incident.
  • Landmarks and street names
  • Clear access routes
  • Switch on outside lights
  • Updating call centre on changes
What is legally required of me after an accident?
  • 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 evidence shall I record?
  • 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
What should you photograph at an accident scene?
  • 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?
  • 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.
How much may I drink?
  • Best not to drink at all when driving
  • Many factors determine intoxication levels
  • Legal limit usually exceeded after two beers.
  • Have a designated driver!

Pedestrian Safety

How can I best avoid colliding with pedestrians?
  • 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
How can I be a safe pedestrian?
  • 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.

Cycling Safety

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

Driver Fitness

What should I know about my eyes on the road?
  • 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 spot a tired driver?
  • 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
How do I keep a driver awake?
  • 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