9 months ago
Busisiwe and her lovely little silver car. Photo by Thabo Monama  ~ 

MEET Busisiswe Segakweng from Diepkloof. She is the principal at Bophelong Day Care in Diepkloof zone 4.

She has been with the centre for the past 23 years and enjoys working with children. Her car gets her to work and back every day as well as all the other places she needs to visit.

Q: What car do you drive?

A: The car is a 2011 Renault Sandero and I still enjoy driving it.

Q: When did you get it?

A: I bought it for my 50th birthday which was in 2011.

Q: Why do you love this car?

A: It is spacious and has good fuel consumption. It is comfortable and much more affordable to maintain than other cars I’ve driven.

Q: Is it your first car?

A: Yes, it is my first.

Q: Which features do you like the most?

A: The music system, dashboard, gear lever and the size of the steering-wheel.

Q: When did you get your driver’s licence?

A: More than 10 years ago.

Q: Why did you choose that colour?

A: Most cars I looked at were red or white so the first silver-grey one I saw stood out for me. It’s really a lovely colour for a car.

Q: How far have you travelled?

A: I have driven to attend family events in KZN and Limpopo.

Q: Have you changed anything?

A: No, the Sandero is still as it was when I bought it. I prefer to keep it as is.

Q: Do you have any traffic fines?

A: Yes, I got two in the past. Both of them were for speeding.

Q: Is it your dream car?

A: No, my dream car is the latest Chrysler Dodge but I do get paralysed with all the many other beautiful cars out there.

Q: Would you lend it to someone?

A: Yes, but only to family. My wheels belongs to us all although I am the one who gets to decide who uses it.

Q: What do you think of other road users?

A: Most people are not careful on the road and it’s worse over weekends when the alcohol starts flowing.

This is why we end up with so many road accidents every day. There are road users texting while driving, speaking on the phone and dangerously distracted behind the wheel.

The law must get tough on reckless drivers otherwise we will keep on complaining about how much worse the death rate on our roads is every year.

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