Shopping around for a second-hand car to take you on your very first journeys as a newly-qualified driver? Or perhaps you’re on the lookout for a well-priced, pre-owned vehicle for your child who has just passed their driver’s test? Whatever the case may be, it is such a big milestone! Receiving a driver’s license is a huge step towards personal independence, which is why most new drivers are absolutely thrilled when they walk out of the traffic department with their newly minted permission to hit the road. However, it can also be a little daunting to drive off unaccompanied for the first time.
Here are our top tips for new drivers to stay safe on South African roads:
One of the best feelings in the world is zipping down a highway in a swift car, singing along to one of your favourite tunes. Whether it be road-tripping with your parents as a child, heading on holiday with friends in your twenties, making your way on honeymoon in a second-hand car as newlyweds, or speeding off on a well-deserved getaway as a married couple, there is a sheer joy to rolling down the windows, having the wind in your hair and belting out a great song at the top of your lungs. It is one of life’s rare and inimitable joys.