Defensive driving tips for South Africans

Defensive driving tips for South Africans

Tumi Sole is a Corporate Attorney and founder of #CountryDuty, a social movement founded as a response to empower South Africans to be more action oriented.

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He focuses on how matters affect the country and communities.

Tumi Sole took to Twitter to share this valuable information with his 724,000 followers.

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Sole says he attended a defensive driving course and this is what he learned.

1. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays are days when ‘orders are placed’.

2. 8% of hijackings occur when approaching/stopping at traffic lights, 5% other intersections, 51% in front of private residences, and 13% at petrol stations in South Africa.

What do you do in a hijacking situation? Breakfast with Martin Bester have focused on this before with an expert. Read it here.

Tumi Sole says: “Remain calm and don’t make sudden gestures. Avoid eye contact and comply with hijackers instructions. Move away from the car & get children out.”

Tshwane Metro Police Department's Isaac Mahamba joined Breakfast with Martin Bester in June 2021 to discuss what plans they have in place to keep citizens safe from ‘bogus cops’.

READ: TMPD’s Isaac Mahamba discusses bogus cops on Breakfast with Martin Bester

Tumi Sole adds: “Check appointment card on front for the following: SAPS at the top , full colour pic of the officer on the left and a star-shaped SAPS emblem in holographic print on the right. The officer’s initials & surname will be in blocked letters at the bottom. 

Lastly, the attorney says: “Check appointment card at the bank for the ff. Force number with eight digits -13 digit ID number, Officer’s rank, date & place of issue and SAPS commissioner signature bottom right."

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