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The Making of MiWay's eBook: ‘A Guide to Road Safety in South Africa’

Published on: 24 June 2015

There has been a strong spotlight on road safety in recent years, mainly due to the alarming increase in collisions, injuries and road accident-related fatalities on South African roads. In conjunction with this strong drive for road safety awareness, there has been an increase in law enforcement on our roads and a harsher sentencing for disobedience of road rules.

When it comes to road safety, car insurance companies also require statistics and information pertaining to collisions – what causes them, why and where they happen and under the circumstances in which they occur. It is through this information that risk profiles are created and policy instalments can be determined accurately.

It is all of these points, combined with the pertinent need to educate car owners on road safety, that MiWay developed a new eBook titled ‘A Guide to Road Safety in South Africa.’ The onus was to create a reference guide that would not only educate new road users, but also act as a refresher for road veterans.

The Road Safety Guide covers a multitude of aspects regarding road safety, with the aim of becoming a go-to handbook for all South African road users. It has been thoroughly researched and was written in such a way as to be concise but still an enjoyable, easy read.

The eBook contains the following content, with substantiated information that links through to relevant sources for further clarification:

  • A short History of the Motor Vehicle
  • How the Motor Vehicle Has Changed Our Lives
  • The Rules of the Road, Driving Signals and Speed Limits
  • Rules of the Road
  • Driving Signals
  • Speed Limits
  • A Short History of the Seat Belt
  • The Art of Defensive Driving 1
  • What is Defensive Driving?
  • Defensive Driving and Preparedness
  • A Short History of the Shatter-Proof Windscreen
  • The Latest Innovations in Car Safety
  • Intelligent Parking Assist System (IPAS)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDW) & Lane Keeping System (LKS)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • A Short History of the Airbag
  • The Impact of Cell Phones on Road Safety
  • Dangers of Talking on your Cell Phone and Texting while Driving.
  • How Cell Phones Have Improved Road Safety
  • Emergency Numbers to Keep Handy

With all of this thorough information, it’s easy to see the value of this eBook. With its clear-cut format and engaging content, it is being touted as MiWay’s best eBook yet!

The added bonus? It’s free, and can be downloaded here.