What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

Motorists are being urged not to pull over at the scene of road collisions unless absolutely necessary.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says well-meaning members of the public can often be more of a hindrance than a help at the scene of a crash.

Africa says where it's clear officials and paramedics are already on scene, we should leave the professionals to it

If you're not medical rescue or a doctor do not stop at those scenes.

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

He says if you are the first responder to a road collision, you should be prepared for the worst.

Unfortunately, the bodies won't be covered until such time as the medical rescue personnel arrives.

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

Information on what to you if you are the first to arrive at the scene of an accident is available on the Arrive Alive website.

www.arrivealive.co.za

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