The eastern side of the country is abuzz with excitement especially motorists due to the near completion of the highway which forms an integral part of the MR3 that commences from Ngwenya Border and extending itself to Lomahasha Borderline. Everyone is enthusiastically commending how quick it is now to wallop kilometers especially from Manzini to Mbadlane as the high way beckons wheels to role with very little interruption. It would seem ever since the road has been partial opened for use but not really complete drivers have been enjoying the cruise and their passengers enjoying the ride. That said, it is, however, very imperative that road users of all types bring it unto their minds that it still remains a road as dangerous as any other, more so if drivers would not be compliant with all the road signs, put up signage and rules meant to guide their driving.
BLUE SIGNS, OFF & ON RAMPSÂ
The trick does not lie only on enjoying the spacious course way but very much on embracing the signage there and prepare oneself sufficiently to share the road space with other drivers. The MR3 Highway from Manzini to Mbadlane comes with â€śBlue Signage,â€ť never erected anywhere else in the country. Truth be told, some motorists are seeing them for the first time, hence it is significant that they donâ€™t only pay special attention to them but also comprehend what they mean and ultimately comply. Anyone who has to off-ramp should have been cognizant of the signage telling them how far that opportunity to do so is. They would adjust their speed, change lanes, even where it is necessary and further make an appropriate and timely indication for the benefit of other motorists. This is not and shouldnâ€™t be an impulsive and sudden execution as it may disturb the flow of traffic and even cause an accident. Those on-ramping should ensure that they do not dangerously juxtapose themselves and flowing traffic. It is safe to yield and join the stream of traffic when it is safe and convenient to do so.
KILL YOUR SPEED AND DO NOT DRAG RACE ON THE HIGHWAY
No road is a straight course for ever and thus it still remains important for motorists to intermittently adjust their speed to turn those gentle or prominent corners, to negotiate cambers, descend slopes and anticipate what lies beyond a steep. If anything, motorists should have noted that the speed limit in this new highway sits at 100 KM/HR and that should be telling them something about the potential danger that lies ahead in the event compliance has not been duly paid. Welcoming as the road is, some drivers have been naughtily tempted even to drag-race on the road. There is high danger of exposing other road users on unnecessary accidents that would have been avoided if such temptations were not entertained. It remains a traffic offense to drag race in a public road space other than the arenas where such stunts can be displayed and entertain spectators. All roads, this high way, come with expensive furniture that ought to be protected at all costs. Cautious and responsible driving can assist in keeping the road furniture safe from destruction
1. Respect other motorists on the highway-keep left and overtake right.
2. Kill your speed or you may be killed or kill others.
3. Drag race is not for the highway-donâ€™t dare!
4. The high way has corners, cambers and curves-accordingly adjust your speed.
5. You are responsible for the road furniture- drive carefully.