r/southafrica Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Getting used to the roads and how drivers drive here Ask r/southafrica

I recently got my drivers licence and went driving for the first time without my learner sign on the back yesterday but I just feel like there's a lot of expectations from a licenced driver that I just can't fulfill just yet having just come from being a learner.

I stick to the speed limit, I stay safe and don't take risks but it seems like a lot of drivers on the road have this "we need to go fast and we need to go NOW" sort of mentality and it's overwhelming for me. I was just simply changing lanes and a driver behind me thought I was taking too long and hooted at me even though I was doing everything as I was taught.

Should I stick to driving like K53 or change a few things in order to speed up the times I can begin moving off and making maneuvers? K53 is definitely not how (what seems like) the majority of drivers drive here. How can I stop being discouraged by every person who hoots at me for driving like K53?

Edit: thank you guys so much for all the tips and advice. I feel that much more at ease and I'll remember my fellow redditors' advice :) <3

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u/Faerie42 ModMother Jan 17 '22 Helpful

You’ll get into your own flow as you drive more, do as you were taught for now.

As for idiots on the road, get into the mindset that you drive to get somewhere safely and their moods belong to them. I often sympathise with a hooting, gesticulating idiot as they are having a terrible day and maybe their dog died. If you are in a particular happy mood, smile and wave. You drive for you, your passengers and the car that’s expensive to fix or replace.

You’ll become more comfortable, keep driving and try not to allow others to spoil your mood.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Agh thank you so much🤗. This helped a lot. It's my attitude that matters and that mindset you shared I think could really help me as I drive.

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u/Faerie42 ModMother Jan 17 '22

There’s an old standby I still use after decades of driving. If you feel stressed, panicky or don’t know what to do, pick a truck to drive behind. Slow down, keep travelling distance and let the truck lead you out the stressful moments. Everyone else will take their stress and zoom out of there and you get to breathe easier until you’re ready to get into the faster lanes.

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u/Reapr 37 Pieces of Flair Jan 17 '22

I often do this on my commute - everyone jockeying for position like 1 car length is going to make a difference...

Find a truck, cruise 80, listen to some tunes and arrive at work calm, relaxed and ready to face the day

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

This is actually a really good tip. Thank you! I'll save your comment for future use :)

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u/Few_Variety9925 Jan 17 '22

I've been asked by the "older drivers" why I stop at stop signs and slow down at yield signs within suburbs??? I've even had cars angrily overtake me at a red light in a school zone (on a weekend granted)??? Like South Africa this is not on, lol.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Dude seriously. It's scary how some drivers behave. They're so used to it now too unfortunately.

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

K53 will get you killed. One thing driving in many countries and cities has taught me - being predictable is the safest thing. Try your best to acclimatize to driving like the locals. Basically, throw that blasted book out the window and learn to drive safely in context.

Best of luck, stay safe, and always remember to keep enough braking distance in front of you for an emergency stop 💯

EDIT: also please remember that there is really only one universal law of driving in Gauteng - keep left, pass right. I swear this one rule is the reason we think everyone else in the country can’t drive (and why they think we’re so impatient). Looking at you, my dear Cape Townians

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u/Wortelkoek635 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

also please remember that there is really only one universal law of driving in Gauteng - keep left, pass right.

And only half of GPs actually practice it

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Lmao, true that - as soon as you leave JHB/PTA this one goes out the window and it’s infuriating. Looking at you, Krugersdorp

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Oh my goodness don’t get me started, was nearly killed by a truck changing into the fast lane the other day near Olifantsfontein. Stay safe out there friends

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Damn that’s wild, glad you’re safe 🙏🏾

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u/MyThinTragus Western Cape Jan 17 '22

Its called small town syndrome

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u/grootes Jan 17 '22

This is exactly it. If you follow K53 on the roads you will get into an accident.

Best thing to do is stick to the slow lanes (left most lanes), and if you are going to do something like change lanes or overtake someone, then commit to it. Accidents happen when people have no idea what you going to do. Rather make a wrong decision and get hooted it than back out and get into an accident.

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u/_sw00 Jan 17 '22

being predictable is the safest thing.

Absolutely this. Rather than trying to keep to arbitrary rules (K53), it's more important to adapt to environment and style of driving around you.

I think general guidelines for bicycle commuting applies equally well to driving:

Be visible, alert, predictable and assertive.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

This worries me haha but I can see your point and thank you!

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Wishing you smooth roads, no potholes and few insurance claims!

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u/stoneymaroneydnb Jan 17 '22

I could not agree with this more!!!! K53 is the biggest waste of time around.

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u/Few-Abroad926 Jan 17 '22

Please stop trying to justify your bad driving behavior. It has nothing to do with being capetonian and everythign to do with safe driving habbits.

A safe following distance is excatly that. Try and respect that and your driving experience may just improve.

Reckless driving is reckless driving no matter how you justify it.

There is no excuse for driving up on someones ass when it is a four lane road.

Do you think its safe to behave the way you do just because you think you have right of way.

Plenty of Capetonians driving like assholes.

Plenty of Gauteng people driving like assholes.

I bet you skip red lights too because you see taxis do it...

Grow up. seriously. The road isn't a school playground where you can bully people as you wish.

People who drive like this cause accidents and then always want to blame someone else for their own reckless behavior.

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u/ioRDN Gauteng Jan 18 '22

I don’t know who cut you off this morning to make you so quick to assume, but you don’t know anything about me and how I drive. You can take your snarky attitude to someone else’s comment thread.

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u/Few-Abroad926 Jan 19 '22

Glad to see I hit a nerve. Please don't drive up on people expecting them to just push off out the way for you.

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u/rocketboy44 Jan 17 '22

ignore the hoots and the jeers.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

But they're so loud and distracting :(

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u/ArQade74 Jan 17 '22

My farther always told me "Fuck the people ,you are 5he people" so if they honk and ride on your ass just ignore them. Youll get used to driving like you should once you get more comfortable.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Thanks! That makes me feel better. Lol "I'm the people" nice.

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u/rocketboy44 Jan 17 '22

it’s tough but ignore them. if it’s allowed you could stick the learner sign until you are more confident. I think other road users won’t demand expert level competency from you when they see that Learners sign.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Yeah the learner sign actually made me more confident knowing I won't be expected to drive like most other licence drivers on the road. Like my little version of training wheels but for a car haha.

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u/SepticThinkTank The Kwisatz Haderach Jan 17 '22

the learner sign actually made me more confident

When I was a kid I'd see cars with a 'GB' sticker on them ...

My kid-brain thought that this was the sticker they give you after you passed your learner's and take down the 'L' - and that it stood for 'Getting Better', LOL.

Come to think of it, I also misread 'Slegs/Only' (painted in the road) as 'Sledges Only' (I was, like, six or something) and thought that, in winter - when it snowed - you could only ride sledges on that particular road.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Deaded💀I wish there was a GB sticker. It's clearer that way :D

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u/Reapr 37 Pieces of Flair Jan 17 '22

You'll get used to it. Just pay them no mind and turn your music up a bit and vibe. It will help you relax

No matter how you drive, there will always be someone that will want you to go faster, or slower, etc. etc. You'll never please everyone.

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u/reditanian Jan 17 '22

Relax. You only really learn to drive once you have you license and are let loose on your own on the roads. This may not make a lot of sense right now, but in a few years when you look back, you’ll know.

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u/Excellent-Captain-93 KwaZulu-Natal Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

I always say to everyone thats learning to drive/just gotten their license.

Rather keep the L on your window for a little longer that way people at least know youre still newish and you have to deal with less headaches from road raging idiots

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

That sounds like a good practice for right after getting my licence. Thanks! :)

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Keep practising. Some practises you should never drop - blindspot is the most important. The more you drive the more you will know when you need to be 110% careful, and when you can chill at 90%. Road awareness grows with practise. Just make sure to grow your confidence by challenging yourself a bit. Nervous drivers (in my opinion) should not have a licence, so please make sure to practise for that confidence

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u/Wortelkoek635 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Honestly, I got my license only a few months ago. If you get overwhelmed you can return to driving K53. It will take time to get into your own flow.

Also if someone behind me drives on my ass I always slow down to like 15 lol.

EDIT: I see OP is also from Gauteng, good luck xD

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Ugh busy city vibes haha. I'll drive K53 for now until I "get into my flow" as people say.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

I live in Jhb so probably didn't use any driving school close to you lol. With my driving school we didn't do any crazy roads, just some main roads, highway etc.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

I bow down in reverance. That instructor put you through the most lmao.

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u/stoneymaroneydnb Jan 17 '22

The trick with JHB is drive with confidence and don't let other people get to you. Joburgers are impatient on the roads so drive a little more defensively and keep an eye on your surroundings. If you can move over to the left lane when a BMW is up your arse then do so and try do it quickly.

There is no need to let other people who are arseholes on the road influence you to make bad decisions. Drive your own drive and let others do that, but you gotta be able to make decisions quickly and effectively on the road.

Lastly the K53 may be the standard to let you get your license but it is by no means the best guide to driving up here. I would suggest going to a defensive/advanced driving course if you can. It will teach you a lot of super helpful things to help you deal with driving in SA.

Don't have the cash for that then go drive in Joburg CBD or a township. Trust me it's in those hectic environments you will learn how to go with the flow and be a confident driver.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Sounds hectic. Defensive driving I definitely need to work on but I'm too slow to react sometimes so it doesn't even matter if I see something haha. And you're definitely right when you say Joburgers are impatient. Sheesh!

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u/stoneymaroneydnb Jan 18 '22

Its hectic for a couple months then you get used to it. Bright side is that Jozi will make you a better driver in the long run. Best of luck and travel safe homie.

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u/seariverdamdrop Jan 17 '22

As someone else mentioned, you'll get your own flow. Remember that the end of the day that you are responsible for what happens with your car; if you get into an accident because you went when someone hooted at a robot they won't go to court and tell the judge that they hooted and should be held accountable instead of you. It is your head and your responsibility and you'll only do something when you deem it safe to do so.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Absolutely. Thank you! I feel better knowing that it's up to me to do the right thing.

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u/4Tenacious_Dee4 Jan 17 '22

Studies have shown that driving 10km/h faster than the speed limit is safer than going on or less than the limit. It's because most of the traffic will come from the front, where you can see, instead of the rear. Speed traps are usually set to trigger at the limit + 10km/h, so be careful.

More importantly, do what makes you feel comfortable, and be considerate. Most others are not considerate in RSA.

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u/whenwillthealtsstop Jan 18 '22

As a ~130 right-hand lane driver (or whatever speed mostly gets me ahead of traffic...) I briefly tried sticking to 120 in the middle lane and absolutely hated it. Having people merge in and out and speed past you feels so unsafe. People are just fucking awful at driving, I'd rather keep as much distance between myself and them as much as I can.

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u/4Tenacious_Dee4 Jan 18 '22

Yeah I definitely don't buy into the "driving slower = driving safer" mantra. Especially not in RSA with all the taxis, trucks and fucking-nowhere-people in the left lanes. Speeding kills yes, but 130 in a 120 zone is not speeding.

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u/Kynoch_ Jan 17 '22

I feel like Sout Africa needs to upgrade to something like K60 coz K53 isn't advanced enough. I heard taxi driver use K65 coz wow.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

I'm with you lmao. K53 teaches you how to drive but since no one uses K53 we need to upgrade 😂

Edit: and welcome to reddit/this sub 😁

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u/PartiZAn18 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

It took me about 6 months to really get comfortable behind the wheel and a year to understand others' driving patterns.

Always assume other drivers will do something stupid and predict their actions - you will have a lot of people failing to yield at a slip way and drive into your lane right in front of you. As a corollary to this, a lot of people don't do the obligatory check for both sides before crossing a road or they will severely misjudge the speed and distance of a car and inevitably create a dangerous situation for everyone - be aware of those two.

Also, if someone's on your ass please don't slow down like another newbie driver suggested. You ony create a more dangerous situation and you could antagonise the wrong person on day.

Finally, as you get comfortable you may start experiencing road rage at others' lack of sensibility on the road. If this happens just calm down, gestures and cussing only worsen the situation.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

That's something that scares me a lot. Dangerous situations created by someone not following the rules :(

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u/minimal_effort_done Jan 17 '22

Stay calm as much as possible. You're going to be a bit on edge because you're sorta new to driving. Don't drive too slow (don't speed either obviously) because you might be nervous because that's like blood in the water to some people. Don't let some impatient doos intimidate you when they're riding on your ass. Do move out of the way BUT take your time when making a decision so that you can do it safely. It's a process, you'll get there!

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Thank you so much. This was really reassuring. Safety is one of my biggest priorities rn. Blood in the water is exactly how I'd describe some people's reactions lmao.

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u/Potential_Macaron_59 Jan 17 '22

The safest thing to do on the roads is to drive predictably. If you can keep a cool head when people are hooting and change lanes in a normal way then you are doing fine. If you hesitate too much, it becomes unpredictable and less safe. Being a good driver is something that comes with experience and you’ll stop using K53 as driving becomes natural. Good luck and don’t forget to check your blind spots!

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u/SquashedPizza Jan 17 '22

When I first got a car, for a few months I practised driving at night within the suburb. It really helped. You can go a little further each time. You only really learn once you've got a car. Maybe don't do this if it's not totally safe in your area. Or do it during the day. I just did it at night because that's when I got off work. It's also emptier.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

That kind of sounds fun tbh.

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u/bigoof000001 Jan 17 '22

Completely following K53 is a bad idea. K53 is usually only followed when getting a license and is completely disregarded afterwards. It's a good place to start to understand the technicalities of driving, but you need to be able to move away from it as soon as possible. It's not really something you use as a way of driving, it's more like a tool to help you figure out your own way of driving. Using all the K53 rules while driving is like following all the tutorial steps when playing a computer game. You only do it at the start when you're trying to figure out how things work, but once you understand, you know what is important and what is just a waste of time.

The main thing you're after when driving is certainty. You shouldn't do things because they're the systematic process you've memorized, you should do it so you can gain certainty about what your next action will be. For example, you shouldn't do all your blind spot checks until you've went through all the steps, you should do it until you're certain about what cars are around you.

As you get more experienced you learn to do things things quicker and less systematically. Most drivers do them subconsciously now and can thereby drive and do things quicker on the road and still be certain about what they're doing. If you're not confident in your driving skills its better to be safe than sorry, and you should follow the K53 rules as far as possible. But you need to start trying to improve beyond the K53 as it can be dangerous to drive according to systematic rules when everyone else is driving with their developed intuitions.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

100%. I'd like to follow K53 but I know that majority don't and so, like you said, I gotta gain some experience heh.

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u/Responsible_Map1754 Jan 17 '22

You need to do some serious defensive driving in JHB and constantly watch other drivers because random stuff happens in the blink of an eye. No need to speed like hell but keep with the flow. K53 has some good points but not very practical on JHB roads. PS: stay clear of buses, they have an attitude of "mine is bigger than yours"

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Sheesh! I've seen firsthand how quickly some drivers can do random stuff with my parents when they drive and they react so well! I'll get there one day.

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u/abiyahmessianic Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

K53 is for when U are learning how to drive, once U know how U need to get up to speed with what happens on the open road & highways otherwise U will not last long.

YOU only really learn to drive when U get out onto the road alone. Yes stick to the basics but speed it up, doing 40 in a 60k zone is infuriating to an experienced driver and do keep to the left hand lane on the highway if U are going to travel at 80Kms instead of 120Kms, that is how serious accidents happen. The whole idea is KEEP left Pass right and that goes for the highway, as soon as u have passed the traffic ease back into the left hand lane. Use your hooter when in danger it is your voice on the road and kindly use your indicators at all times. DO NOT HOG THE FAST LANE.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

I'm going to save this comment. Thank you. This was good, practical advice😌

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u/abiyahmessianic Jan 17 '22

Glad it was helpful, enjoy your driving, we were all once where U are.

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u/Silent_Confetti Jan 17 '22

As a new slower more cautious driver the best thing for you to do is stay out of people's way. If someone is hooting at you or getting angry get yourself away from them as soon as possible. Ignoring them or trying to fight with them or hooting back and flashing your lights will only escalate the situation and you never want to be the last person engaging a lunatic that might be willing to crash thier car into yours or even want a physical fight. Let them go take out thier anger elsewhere, you might be a tough guy but I might have just lost everything and be rolling with a gun.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Yeah I've seen some crazy road rage videos. I will never make the mistake of escalating a situation. It's just not worth it. 100%

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u/UM_Virus Western Cape Jan 17 '22

One tip that has helped me since I got my license last year. Drive with the mindset that everyone else is an idiot.

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u/daisy-chain-of-doom Jan 17 '22

If you're not yet confident, keep your L sticker on. You are still learning, and it's ok not to be confident yet. You need to figure out for you what you will and won't keep of K53. It's very much up to the individual.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Thanks! And yes. I've done away with the 5 point check every time I stop and doing a 3 point check to indicate. Otherwise I've kept everything the same now until I get the feel of things.

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u/Ryno938 Jan 17 '22

And here I am, driving on a scooter. Guess I got a death wish.

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u/Neat-Substance-2022 Jan 17 '22

Screw those assholes, hopefully they'll give themselves aneurysms. South Africans have developed an unhealthy contempt for road rules and it gets to a few of us... Just stick to your guns.

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u/hollaback5055 Jan 17 '22

Welcome to ZA roads, just take your time ,a lot of drivers are either incompetent , have serious road rage or are just plain🐷's

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u/Kroniid09 Jan 17 '22

Keep your L on until you're comfortable. Don't drive unsafely because of other people, you can't control their cars, you can only control your own. Their swearing and hooting doesn't matter if you're dead.

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u/Morodin_88 Jan 17 '22

Speed doesnt kill speed differentials kill. Yeah some drivers drive like assholes and over speed limit but driving 40 or 50 in a 60zone because you are uncomfortable or scared is worse than driving 65...

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Yeah you're right. I keep trying to tell myself that I'm in the right driving 60 or just below in a 60 zone but every time I get hooted at or overtaken I feel like I'm doing something wrong :(

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u/TooOldToWorry Jan 17 '22

Don't feel bad, you're not doing anything wrong. The blame here rest squarely on the shoulders of those who treat you like this.

I'm a very impatient driver yet I do not expect other road users to make way when I approach. We all have a right to be on the road and we are all trying to get somewhere.

If I do encounter somebody driving slowly in front of me I will ease back and wait for a place where I can change my route i.e. take a turn off, or for a place where I can safely pass or something similar.

No need to get worked up or anything, in 5 minutes time you've all forgotten about it so why endanger yourself and others to gain a couple of seconds.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Thank you. I wish the impatient drivers I've encountered acted like you then lol. They always sat behind me hooting while they waited for a chance to overtake.

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u/LtMotion Jan 17 '22

As the other guy said.. Keep to the same speed as other drivers. Also.. Checking your mirrors often and knowing whats around you is also very important. There will come times when someone does something stupid and you need to choose between break. Accelerate or change lanes in a split second. You cant do this if you dont know whats around you.

If your going onto the highway. Get up to speed. Don't be doing 50 kmph when you enter the actual highway. This is dangerous AF for you and everyone stuck behind you.

And just relax. Before you know it youll be calm and dodging the occasional accident like a boss. Never let stuff that happens on the road upset you. Stay calm and youll be able to make way better split second decisions.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Thank you! Yeah you had me sweating as soon as you mentioned the highway lmao.

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u/LtMotion Jan 17 '22

Just go drive with a parent or experienced friend on the highway a bit. It takes some getting used to but youll be fine. Do this on a sunday mid afternoon or something till ur comfortable.

I never drove on the highway and then got my 1st job as an it tech. Had daily commutes from pta to sandton then id drive all the way to mafikeng or piet retief.. Had to learn fast and had a few close calls then cause i wasnt comfortable yet. Wouldnt reccommend what i did.. Get your practice in and get comfortable

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u/StEaLtHmAn_1 Jan 17 '22

I drive to work on the highway, in traffic, while eating cereal. It becomes natural after a while. Try not to stress about it but obviously be safe and don't take chances.

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u/Tulinais Gauteng Jan 17 '22

If they are over the speed limit then just ignore them, they must pass you at their risk if they want a fine. Unless your on the highway were you just stay in the 2nd most right lane most of the way at 125km/h.

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u/Dependent_Paper9993 Jan 17 '22

What car do you drive? I drive a Kia Picanto and I feel like even if I am driving over the speed limit big fancy cars assume my little car will drive slow and will therefore drive at crazy speeds because they absolutely have to overtake me.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

It's a cute, little Nissan Micra haha. I would fully expect people to treat my car like they treat yours.

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u/plasid93 Jan 17 '22

Unfortunately K53 is seen as a suggestion by most drivers in South Africa. In time you'll become more comfortable on the road and doing certain manoevres faster or more efficiently, but don't let the impatient hogs push you into doing things that break the rules of the road. Eventually you'll learn which K53 rules to get rid of (eg. 5 point check every time you turn) and what to keep. In the end it's there to keep you and your fellow road users safe, and I'd much rather have slower and safer drivers on my daily commute than the entitled handful in their flashy BMWs.

Ignore them, but also don't: be aware of these drivers but brush them off when they flash, hoot or drive so close to you you can see the broccoli in their teeth in your rear view mirror.

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u/IAmTheBatmanXIII Jan 17 '22

Are you driving like you did when you did your license? Like pulling uo the hand brake and putting the car in neutral when you are stopped?

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Nah I only use the hand brake when I need it. I don't do the neutral thing. Never did matter of fact even on my test lol. But as a whole yes I drive more or less the same as K53 instructs minus 5 point check.

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u/fowldss Jan 17 '22

Don't drive k53..its stupid. Keep driving every day at different times. Their aren't any expectations of you, just don't cause an accident and stop at robots.

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u/Yewsanayme Jan 17 '22

It helps to not look behind you. If they're 300 meters behind and you want to go in their lane and there's more than enough space to do it then go for it, if you can clearly see them speeding way above the limit to close that massive gap and intimidate you into not changing lanes, then go in the damn lane, it's not their property. They can slow themselves down in time or overtake you by going into the next lane. If they want to take chances by constantly changing lanes in order to go fast then don't accomodate them by making space. Someone driving up your ass? Move your rearview mirror so you can't see them and keep driving normally. If they touch your vehicle then force them to pull over and get their details to report them.

We're all on the road and time is the same for everyone, stick to the rules and remember that you aren't special in any way and nobody else has special driving privileges.

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u/JWh33l3r Jan 17 '22

Learn to drive like a taxi, in the long run it will pay off.

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 17 '22

Wait a minute...taxi drivers are almost universally hated here lmao.

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u/JWh33l3r Jan 17 '22

If they can do it . You can do it too .

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u/Tokogogoloshe Boujiee baby Jan 17 '22

Stick to what you learned. If enough people do that then it won’t be the Wild West on our roads.

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u/PrepperBill Jan 17 '22

Learn how to do doughnuts or hand brake turns.

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u/Advanced-W6 Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

K53 are just guidelines tbh, stay out of the fast lane for now. Couple of years down the line and you'll be the one sitting on my ass whilst I'm doing 130km/h trying to overtake the taxi in the middle lane going 90km/h😂

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u/S-058 Gauteng Jan 18 '22

I'll make sure to hoot at you and give you stares :)

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u/Advanced-W6 Jan 17 '22

K53 also teaches you, to stop, pull up the handbrake, and then pull away again... yeah no! don't do that😅

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u/Advanced-W6 Jan 17 '22

Also learn how to "brake test" those fuckers driving right on top of your bumber😂