Driving along South African roads can lead to all kinds of unexpected twists and turns. You may face roadwork, break down, become lost in an unfamiliar location (or a pothole, for that matter), or have to change a flat tyre solo.
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While pedestrian education is the easiest way to reduce these fatalities, the number of fatalities could also be reduced if other road users adopted a driving behaviour that takes uneducated pedestrians into account.
South African roads are full of "what-ifs". What if a jacaranda tree falls on your parked car, or you swerve to avoid a j-walking hadida and slam into someone’s wall? What if you find yourself in the middle of a three-car pileup or plough into a dam-like pothole?
Whether you're in the market for a hatchback, SUV, sports sedan, or bakkie, you will certainly encounter two types of drivetrains: 4x4 and 4x2. How do these two propulsion systems vary from one another? What are the pros and cons of each?