Texting while driving – Tuache kabisa kutumia simu wakati tukiendesha magari

July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

I would like to urge traffic police in Tanzania to also conduct a thorough check to drivers’ mobile phones and find out whether their mobile phones were engaged during or short time before the accidents.


Dangers of texting while driving unknown

Lines and tips on Defensive Driving

May 25, 2012 § 5 Comments

@mmwenda @MariaSTsehai Kwa kutambua tatizo la ajali barabarani naanzisha tagline ya

#DefensiveDrivingSkills ntapost tips kila ntavoweza

#DefensiveDrivingSkills I received free, will share tips free. 1. Always keep 3 seconds distance from the car in front of you. Practice this

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills Car accidents are attributed to mainly two reasons 1.Human error and 2.Other factors. 99.99% are due to human errors

 Endeshe kwa kujihami zaidi. usimwamini dereva mwenzako, mfikirie ka anaweza kukusababishia ajali, kaa naye tahadhali


#DefensiveDrivingSkills 2.If you are 60Kg driving at speed of 80km/h your body carries a momentum of 4800kg.m/s (~5tons) watch the speed!

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 3. When driving you are constantly required to 1. Observe 2. Anticipate 3. Proactively take action.

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 4. When driving ensure at all times you have space and time to do any of the following: 1. Taking action 2. Escaping

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 5.Use your sidemirrors every few seconds and watch that always have a space to take action in case situation demands

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 6. To stop: see the hazard, think, decide, move ur leg to the pedal, press it, decelerate, stop.U need time n’ space

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 7.Avoid distraction when driving. Engine on phone off. keep observing, anticipating and taking proactive actions

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 8. Before you jump into your car, go round it, check tires, etc. This simple act can help a lot!

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 9. A good driver should also be good at parking his/her car. You can get an accident even when you at 0km/hr!

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 10. The rule twip No 3 applies even when parking your car i.e. Observe, Anticipate, proactively take action.


#DefensiveDrivingSkills 11. Engine on seat belts on! At all-time ensure all your passengers have their safety belts on.

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills 12. Modern cars are equipped with ABS (Antilock Break System) when you brake it helps to reduce stopping distance!


#DefensiveDrivingSkills So driving defensively is natural, fancy and sexy, you always love doing whenever you are on the wheel! Baadaye eh!

 Dominic Mosha ‏@dommy80

#DefensiveDrivingSkills take rest when tired of a long drive, fatigue kills @Kadulyu @MariaSTsehai

 #DefensiveDrivingSkills alcohol may elevate your pride and ego thus leads to recklessness avoid it when driving @Kadulyu @MariaSTsehai

 Cap and Kudler ‏@capandkudler

RT Kadulyu: #DefensiveDrivingSkills 9. A good driver should also be good at parking his/her car. You can get an accident even when you at…

Defensive Driving Skills

May 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Understanding the severity of road accidents in Tanzania I will fully dedicate this blog to safe driving practices. Thousands of people in My country and in the world at large are dying because of road accidents. Causes of road accidents are many, however, a large proportion of car accidents is due to human error. Some are due to road and car conditions but even on these, human beings still have greater role to have control on them. A behavioral change to all who use roads will to the greater extent reduce accidents and consequently deaths, injuries and loss of properties.

So what do we do with this blog?

1. Share the information on defensive driving skills freely

2. Learn from the already happened incidences and near misses

3. Share country statistics and communicate them in a simple manner for all people to understand

4. Advise the authorities in our communities to enhance and maintain road safety practices thus including constantly reviewing and maintaining road signs

5. To eliminate corruption from amongst few vested with the responsibility of safeguarding road safety to ensure equity in enforcing rules when people do not want to comply

6. Recognize professional drivers who drove whole year incidence free and actively employing defensive driving skills in his/her work


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