THIS week Sunwheels spoke to Kgomotso Maake from
Diepkloof zone 4.
Kgomotso drives to work at a food company in Aeroton near Southgate in his 2005 Polo TDI 1,9.
“I bought this car to get to work. I don’t like being late so I make the effort to be early.”
Q: When did you buy your car?
A: I bought it in 2015.
Q: Is it your first?
Q: Why do you love it?
A: It is comfortable and has speed and power.
Q: Do you have driver’s licence?
A: Yes, I got it few years ago.
Q: Tell us about its colour?
A: It is navy-blue mixed with bottle green – a unique colour.
Q: Does it have a nickname?
A: Yes, I named it CardiB after the American hip hop artist.
Q: Did you change anything?
A: No, it is the same standard car as when I bought it.
Q: How far have you travelled?
A: I have driven to Mpumalanga and Cape Town in the Western Cape.
Q: Do you have any traffic fines?
A: Yes but I would prefer not to get any.
Q: Would you lend it to anyone?
A: No. I would not even let family members or friends borrow my CardiB.
Q: Is it your dream car?
A: No, my dream car is still the Golf 7.
Q: What do you think of other Mzansi road users?
A: I think most other road users do not obey road rules and this is wrong.
As motorists, we have to be careful while driving to avoid careless accidents but some people drive while drunk. Others drive at high speed, which makes driving even more difficult for everyone else.
While defensive driving does make us better drivers, the most important activity is to make sure our cars are always ready for the road. We must make sure the brakes, lights, doors, windows and everything else is roadworthy.