The time has arrived for the matric farewell at schools across the country. Now is the time for the final break-out before many students prepare for their final school exams!
For many drivers this will offer the opportunity to drive with dads’ car to impress their partners to the dance! In the media we will find a focus on lavish dresses and strange modes of transport!
Unfortunately more car crashes involving teenagers are also expected during the matric dance season and school holidays and in some cities the council’s traffic services have urged parents and pupils to ensure they travel safely and do not drink and drive.
“Throughout the years there are always fatalities during this time involving matriculants and their dances and after parties. It’s expected. Not only are unroadworthy vehicles the probable cause of accidents but people should not let young people drink and drive” says city traffic services’ spokesperson, Merle Lourens.
It is important that parents and scholars are aware of the threats to the safety of our young road users! Underage driving is a significant threat to road safety and even though the Farewell should be alcohol free – after parties might increase the risk of not arriving alive!
Focus on responsible driving, alcohol free driving and impress your date by caring for her safety!!