It is important to take care of your vehicle to ensure its proper functioning, and to protect yourself from the risk of dangerous failures.
Keeping it in good condition also extends its life expectancy.
Always make sure you have followed all safety rules before you hit the road.
It is safer to entrust any breakdown to a professional. Never perform repairs or maintenance if you have not received proper training.
The purpose of the technical visit is to verify the conformity of all the essential components of the vehicle related to safety and the environment.
Order No. 011 / A / MINT of 23 February 1998 regulating the technical inspection of vehicles, recommends to carry out the technical inspection every 12 months for passenger cars and special vehicles. And between 03 and 06 months for other vehicles.
Having self-confidence is good, but being vigilant is better. Many users feel that they are able to make or receive calls while driving, without their attention being affected.
Even with the hands-free kit, calling while driving is dangerous because it reduces the vigilance and takes up part of the concentration.
Avoid answering a call when driving and plan a phone break when needed.
Driving while drunk or intoxicated is a dangerous act that can lead to serious material and human consequences. In Cameroon as in many countries in the world, it is considered an offense and the driving license of the offender can be withdrawn or suspended.
Speed is one of the most important causes of accidents in the world. When facing the danger, excessive speed reduces the last-minute reaction time. It causes a lot of damages by the increased violence of the shock. Any frontal collision suffered at more than 80km/h inevitably results in death or very serious irreversible consequences.
Driving while being tired is a real danger and increases the risk of accidents. In general, tiredness presents signs such as irritated eyes, stiffening of the neck, pains in the back and a fixed look. It is different from drowsiness, which is characterized by difficulty to stay awake and risk of falling asleep, yawning and heavy eyelids.
Wearing a seatbelt is a requirement for safety in a vehicle. This is one of the rules to observe when the driver gets in his car. It is important to keep in mind that an impact at 50 km / h transforms a 40 kg body into a one-tone projectile if it is not maintained by a suitable security system.
There is an essential equipment to slip in your car, to ensure your safety and that of other passengers in case of occurrence of an accident.
The safety kit includes a fluorescent vest and a pre-signaling triangle, a fire extinguisher, engine oil, a spare wheel, a glass hammer. Among other equipment, take a first aid kit (dressings, painkillers, disinfectant, scissors, sterile compresses, disposable gloves, etc.). It's up to you to compose it to ensure first aid in the event of an accident.
- Entrust any breakdown to a professional
- Make at least one Automotive Technical Visit per year
- Avoid distractions while driving and respect speed limits
- Make sure you have followed all safety rules before setting off.