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Drivers License: How to guide
You`ve got your Learners License and now it`s time for the next step: Driver License! This is what you do: 1. Book your Drivers License test Go to a traffic department: Please contact the office for date availability at different testing centers. You need to take the following: - South African ID/passport and a copy - Learners License and a copy - 4x Black+white ID photos - R228 Application fee Get an application form (Form DL1) and complete section A,B and D. You will need to do an eye test and pass the test for your application to be approved. If you have glasses or contact lenses, you will need them for the eye test. You will then receive an Receipt with your Driver License test date and time. Please keep this Receipt in a safe place. 2. Prepare for the test This is by far the most important part in getting your Drivers License. The K53 test is divided into 3 sections: pre-trip inspection, parkings and driving on the public road. You will have to do driving lessons to learn all 3 sections of the K53 test. Practice at home what you have learned on your driving lessons. Make sure that you are comfortable with the vehicle you practised in and use the same vehicle for your test. Note: The vehicle needs to be roadworthy. 3. Do the Test Report at the traffic department 30 minutes before the test time. You need to take the following: - South African ID/passport - Learners License - Receipt - R228 Issue fee There you go. Really not that difficult, hey! Please remember to keep your temporary Driver License paper with you at all times, while you waiting for your Driver License card to be prepared by the testing center. They will inform you through post when you can collect your card.
Your Driving and Fatigue: The Facts
Fatigue is often ranked as a major factor in causing road accidents although its contribution to individual cases is hard to measure Your Driving and Fatigueand is often not reported as a cause of the accident. Driver fatigue is particularly dangerous because one of the symptoms is decreased ability to judge our own level of tiredness. More symptoms will include lack of motivation, long term tiredness, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, hand-to-eye coordination may be impaired, headaches, impaired judgment, indecisiveness, irritability, moodiness, there might be problems organizing thoughts and finding the right words to say, sleepiness, drowsiness, slower than normal reflexes and some vision problems such as blurriness. It take concentration and awareness to be able to deal with all types of road situations, therefore it is easy to see why a person in this state might cause an accident or even be unable to avoid the accident due to poor concentration. Firstly we need to identify what is fatigue, secondly what are the causes, and thirdly how to avoid fatigue as best possible to keep yourself and others safe on the road while driving. 1. What is fatigue? Although physical and mental fatigue are different, the two often exist together – if a person is physically exhausted for long enough, they will also be mentally tired. Let`s go more into depth into physical and mental fatigue. Physical fatigue – a person`s muscles cannot do the things as easily as they used to. Examples include like climbing stairs or carrying bags may be much harder than before. This is also knows as lack of strength. Mental fatigue – concentrating on things becomes harder. In severe cases some people might not want to get out of bed in the morning, or do their daily activities. Mental fatigue may be life threatening especially if the person has to do a task, such as driving a car or operating heavy machinery. 2. What are the causes of fatigue? The causes of fatigue are virtually endless. Causes are sometimes classified under several lifestyle problems. Causes includes: General - Grief, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, anxiety, moving home, boredom and divorce. Stress - When stress levels become excessive, it can easily cause fatigue. Stress and worry are two emotions that commonly cause tiredness. Stress can reach a point in which the person is “unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel”, which leads to despair. Despair is draining and will eventually cause fatigue if it is present long enough. Not being in control of a situation can be frustrating, annoying and very tiring. Even if you have a baby in the house, and that baby wakes up a lot during the night, it can interfere with the parent`s sleep. Medication - Some antidepressants, steroids, antihistamines, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs causes fatigue as well. Sleep problems - working till late at night, jet lag, sleep apnoea, insomnia are all causes of fatigue. Your Job - Even some jobs are a risk linked to fatigue examples are police, doctors, nurses, firefighters and shift workers. Chemicals and substances - Vitamin deficiencies, consuming too many caffeinated or alcoholic drinks may make it harder to sleep, or stay awake when you drink them close to bedtime. Chronic pain - People with chronic pain typically wake up tired, even after having slept for a long time. For many pain disrupts their sleep, which also leaves them tired. The combination of disturbed sleep and having to endure persistent pain can be extremely draining, leaving the person exhausted for most of the time. Overweight and underweight - Overweight/obesity is a rapid growing problem. Obese people are much more likely to experience fatigue for a lot of reasons – having to carry a lot of weight is tiring, and obese people have a high risk of developing diseases and conditions where fatigue is the common symptom. Being underweight may mean there is less muscle strength, and very thin people may tire more easily. 3. How to avoid fatigue? GET EFFECTIVE SLEEP Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Set your bedroom temperature (if possible) to a comfortable level. It must neither be too cold or too hot. Do not have your last meal of the day too close to bedtime – not less than 90min or 2 hours before you go to bed. As bedtime approaches, physically and mentally slow down. Have a warm bath or shower and listen to some soothing music. Clear you mind of stressful and worrying thoughts. GOOD EATING AND DRINKING HABITS Eat 6 small meals throughout the day at the same time and following a well-balanced diet, your overall health will improve and so will your sleep patterns. If you are underweight, add more cabs to your diet, but make sure it is healthy ones. Example brown rice, rice cakes, couscous etc etc. If you are overweight/obese, follow a well-balanced diet and aim for a healthy body weight. You might want to consider visiting a nutritionist Do not crash-diet. Your sleep may be effected. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages to the minimum. LOTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY A lot of people tend to think that if they exercise, they will be tired and be unable to accomplish daily tasks. It is actually the opposite. The more you exercise, the more energy you have to do things day in and day out. Remember that if you are unfit, you are more likely to feel tired. It is important that any physical activity is done properly and gradually. Regular exercisers sleep better and suffer much less from fatigue than other people. There is an old quote that goes: “If you keep doing what you have always done, you will getting what you have always gotten”. So the point is change up some of your habits so that you are more equipped to deal with all types of driving conditions and situations. The decision is yours. Make it today. Contact us if you have more questions on this topic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 0861 488 863.
7 Critical Reasons Why you need your drivers license NOW
Kids, waiting until number 99 to focus only then on your Drivers License is for most part a big mistake and there are a few critical reasons as to why you (and mom & dad) need to focus on it rather sooner than later. Reason #1: Independence By the time you reach ages 17, it is time to start thinking of your independence. You needs the ability to move around without mom and dad constantly there. Surely you do not want to keep asking mom or dad to drive you around, right? The fact is that mom and dad is working during the day and are unable to take time off of work to drive you around. But even worse, can you imagine you have a “date” with a potential boy- or girlfriend and you have to ask your parents to drive you there. How embarrassing is that! Reason #2: More Job Opportunities Today most jobs require you to have a Drivers License in order to apply for a job. However, some companies do not require you to have your own vehicle. The reason is that they might provide you with a company vehicle. But you still have to have your drivers license, right? Obviously having at least a Drivers License is enough to find you a good decent job. Note that some jobs do require a Drivers License as well as your own vehicle. eg. Sales Rep Jobs. Reason #3: Be mobile by the time you go to college or university Once you are in College or University, you will be swamped with work. There will be no time… But even more important; you need to focus on your studies instead of struggling to get your Drivers License. The last thing you want to focus on is “learning to drive”. Sorting your Drivers License before you start with College or University will also increase your chances of driving yourself to school. Or do you want you parents to drive you around? I don`t think so. Once again it comes back to being independent and starting early. Reason #4: Public Transport is unreliable Who want to ride the bus to work? Or take the train to College? We all know that public transport can be very unreliable. Way too often you see broken down buses on the side of the road. And the worst part is every time something like this goes wrong, you have to explain to your boss or lecturer why you are late. I don`t know about you, but I would rather want to drive myself around that having to keep explaining why I am late because of outside factors. Reason #5: Emergency Situations What if something bad happened? What if a family member got hurt and they need to get to the hospital urgently. And what if you are the only other person there take them? You need to be able to drive. This is probable one of the most important reasons as to why you need to get your Drivers License. You never know when you will be faced with a life or death situation. It`s always best to be well prepared is something were to happen. Reason #6: Save money in the long run Rushing to get your Drivers License can get very expensive for your parents. The reason is that you will be under immense pressure to get it done and frankly this is not completely the best environment to learn how to drive. And this can cause you to keep failing your test over and over again. You will also have to take way more driving lessons as originally anticipated because you don`t have the time to practice what you learned from the driving school, at home (saving some money). Making is a lot more expensive than planned. The sooner you begin, the less unnecessary cost is involved. This also brings me to my next and last point… Reason #7: Learning to drive is a stressful affair The sooner you begin to learn how to drive, the quicker you will learn the skill you need and you will know how to handle the pressuren on the day of your test. You will also have enough time to correct any faults or weak points. The focus is to get you super confident for your test. You will only make the process even harder for yourself if you wait until the point where it is almost too late. Not the best strategy. What we recommend: The moment you turn 17, do your Learners License immediately, and if possible start to drive with mom or dad`s supervision, otherwise a certified driving school will also be able to help you. By the time you turn 18, you can conduct your Drivers License test with ease. Begin to drive at least 6 months before your 18th birthday. This will give you enough time to practice your skills. Obviously the more time you invest in your driving, the better the results will be. But the moment you get your Drivers License, will be the moment you will realize it was all worth it. If you have any additional question, please contact us at 0861 488 863. Too your success, DriveCorp Team
Learners Test, 3 important steps to get your Learners License
Getting your Learners License is really not that difficult in South Africa. But there are a few steps you need to take to get it done. Note that you will not be able to skip any of these steps and it needs to be followed in this sequence as well. So here they are: 1. Booking the Test Go to a traffic department: Note that there are 2 different types of Learners Test. One is the OLD written test (Higher pass rate) and the second is the NEW computerized test (Lower pass rate). You need to take the following documents: - South African ID/passport and a copy - 4x Black+white ID photos - R108 Application fee Get an application form (Form LL1) and complete section A,B and D. You will need to do an eye test and pass the test for your application to be approved. If you have glasses or contact lenses, you will need them for the eye test. You will then receive an Receipt with the closest available date and time to do the Learners License test. Please keep this Receipt in a safe place. 2. Prepare for the Test OLD written test: You will need to get study material from a driving school or your local CNA / PNA. NEW computerized test: Download study material at: http://www.enatis.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=73&Itemid=18 Download the “Learner Driver Manual” 3. Do the Test Report at the traffic department 30 minutes before the appointment time. You need to take the following with you: - South African ID/passport - Receipt - R60 Issue fee Once you have passed your Learners Test, you will receive a printed A4 copy of your Learners License and you need to keep it with you at all times.
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