more Quotes
Connect with us

movies

Take it easy on the roads – Zimbabwe Independent

HEROES holiday is upon us. Here are some travel tips for those who are lucky enough to travel during the holidays. I prefer staying at home with family and friends and then travel when it is not busy on the roads.

It works on my blood pressure to queue up for everything and anything. If I can avoid it I would rather relax at home. A number of times I have heard some people especially females say we have to go away because it is a holiday.

No you do not have to. You have to go away because you have to.  But again never try and understand the fairer sex, just do as they want and you will be in good books for life.

There is no doubt that holidays are a time of great joy, but it can be a time of great peril as well.

With more people on the road than during many other times of the year, probability of accidents is too high. In order to make it to and from your destination safely and prevent road traffic injuries, here are some basic holiday driving tips.

Get your car check-up

Holiday driving can be hard on your vehicle. Your vehicle uses more fuel and other chemicals to continue running and keeping occupants cool.

Heat can be tough on tyres. During all the running around that takes place during the holidays, it is easy to forget errands like oil changes and replacing worn brake pads.

But do not make the mistake of putting these items off; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to holiday travel car safety.

My Nissan Hardbody once broke down between Harare and Masvingo all because I had not changed oil for a very long time.

Leave early
Planning your journey means you are in control of most facets of the trip. You do not want a chaotic trip like from the movie Are we there yet, where there is one challenge after another.

Avoid getting into an accident related to traffic jams or impatient drivers on the road by leaving plenty of time to get to your destination.

Whether it is a trip to Cape Town or Nyanga, remember that many other people will need to get to the same places you do, and all are in a hurry.

Leaving earlier than you need to can be a sound investment in your life and health during the holidays.

Watch Carefully                   
Many individuals choose holidays to overindulge in alcohol, or they can be sleep-deprived due to the stress of the season. You will need to be especially watchful of other cars’ movements and drive on the defensive more than usual.

Likewise, make sure that if you are drinking alcohol at a party, or think you are too tired to drive home, designate someone to transport you.

Flashing lights are only fun in an amusement park.

There is no reason to risk a run-in with the cops. I know in Zimbabwe we now hardly have speed traps but who knows the cops might surprise you one of these days resulting in a lengthy delay or worse.

Speeding is not the only sort of traffic citation cops write, so be doubly cautious. Some practices you might take for granted at home, overtaking on the shoulders of the road, are illegal. Just because you get away with a lot of illegalities, holiday times might change that for the cops will be on the roads.

Change the oil and buy new tyres
If you are going on a cross-country trip and you are 1 000 kilometres away from your next scheduled oil change, go ahead and get it done early.

You will probably get a better deal at home than trying to have the service performed on the road. Either choice is probably better than putting it off until you get return.

Similar advice on the tyres: If they are close to the end of their useful tread life, replace them. Nothing screws up a road trip more than getting in an accident, and having good tyres improves handling and braking performance more than any other factor.

Set your tyre pressure
Most people are driving around on underinflated tyres, sacrificing a km (or in some conditions, more) per litre in fuel economy. Inflate your tyres to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer, and do it when the tyres are cold. (Air pressure can increase by several pounds per square inch as the tyres heat up.) Use a real tyre pressure gauge, not the one built into the air hose. Besides maximising fuel economy, correctly inflated tyres will improve handling and are more resistant to punctures.

Plan your route
Whether you are on GPS or not, there is a wealth of information available online about your route. There are also applications of this sort available for mobile devices, including GPS units and smart phones.

Regardless of which method you use, the information is there for the taking and can help prevent wasting time in traffic.

Create the correct ambience
By ‘create’ I mean getting the environment right for the driver and all the passengers too.    Adjust your seat to the right position to make it comfortable for longer periods of time.

Fit your cell phone and/or GPS devices into hands-free dash or console mounts positioned properly so they can be easily seen. Have the entertainment items – movies, audio books, games, art supplies – most useful to the kids on hand and where they can be easily reached.

Put snacks and water bottles where the driver and passengers can easily reach them. At every stop, take a look around the cabin of the vehicle. Remove the trash and clear the crumbs to keep things fresh and tidy. If one movie has ended, pop in another and have it ready to play.

A travel medical kit
It is important to have a medical travel kit in your car. You must be able to handle minor medical emergencies yourself.

Be safe

Travellers are targets for robbers. Keep an eye on in-car valuables and lock suitcases and valuables in trunks whenever possible. Or take shifts staying with packed cars where ever you park.

Be vigilant and on the lookout for anything suspicious. Please do not give lifts to people you do not know. Avoid travelling at night, we are wired to rest and sleep at night. Make sure you have enough money for emergencies so that you do not become an inconvenience to friends and family if you have a breakdown or a situation that calls for money.

  • andrew@muzamhindo.com.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

movies

Fit-again Rahul to lead India in Zimbabwe ODIs, Shikhar to be his deputy – Social News XYZ

Fit-again Rahul to lead India in Zimbabwe ODIs, Shikhar to be his deputy

Fit-again Rahul to lead India in Zimbabwe ODIs, Shikhar to be his deputy

Mumbai, Aug 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) India on Thursday named fit-again KL Rahul as the captain for the ODIs against Zimbabwe after the BCCI medical team cleared the batter to play in the three-match series, starting on August 18.

The 30-year-old Rahul has been out of action for a while with a sports hernia, with Covid-19 extending his stint on the sidelines.


Shikhar Dhawan was initially named as the captain for this tour. But with Rahul being given the go-ahead, he has been appointed as the captain with Dhawan taking deputy duties.

”The BCCI Medical Team has assessed KL Rahul and cleared him to play in the upcoming three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has appointed him the captain of the side and named Shikhar Dhawan as his deputy,” the BCCI said in a statement.

After the conclusion of IPL 2022, Rahul was scheduled to captain India in the home T20Is against South Africa but missed out owing to a groin injury. The spell on the sidelines was extended after it was revealed that the 30-year-old would require surgery. Consequently, Rahul missed the tour of England and Ireland.

The opener was scheduled to return at the just-concluded tour of West Indies and USA but following a positive Covid-19 result, the BCCI medical team advised him to rest. He has already been named in India’s squad for the Asia Cup at the end of this month.

All the three ODIs of India’s tour of Zimbabwe will be held at the Harare Sports Club.

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.

Source: IANS

#wpdevar_comment_9 span,#wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{width:100% !important;} #wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{max-height: 100% !important;}

About Gopi

Gopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc.

He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources.

When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. His future plans include developing SocialNews.XYZ into a News website that has no bias or judgment towards any.

He can be reached at gopi@socialnews.xyz

Continue Reading

movies

Chakabva to lead Zimbabwe for ODIs against India – Social News XYZ

Chakabva to lead Zimbabwe for ODIs against India

Chakabva to lead Zimbabwe for ODIs against India

Harare, Aug 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) Wicketkeeper-batter Regis Chakabva will lead Zimbabwe against India in the ODI series, starting on August 18 at Harare Sports Club.

The series, which forms part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, will see Zimbabwe and India meeting in three one-day international matches scheduled for August 18, 20 and 22.


Chakabva will be the captain of the home side in the absence of regular captain Craig Ervine who is still nursing a left hamstring tear.

Zimbabwe will also be without Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara and Wellington Masakadza who are recuperating from thigh muscle tear, collarbone fracture and shoulder tendon injuries respectively.

Zimbabwe squad: Burl Ryan, Regis Chakabva (captain), Chivanga Tanaka, Evans Bradley, Jongwe Luke, Kaia Innocent, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Madande Clive, Madhevere Wessly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masara John, Munyonga Tony, Ngarava Richard, Nyauchi Victor, Raza Sikandar, Shumba Milton, Tiripano Donald

Source: IANS

#wpdevar_comment_9 span,#wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{width:100% !important;} #wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{max-height: 100% !important;}

About Gopi

Gopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc.

He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources.

When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. His future plans include developing SocialNews.XYZ into a News website that has no bias or judgment towards any.

He can be reached at gopi@socialnews.xyz

Continue Reading

movies

Post-Mugabe-era film ‘President’ banned by Zimbabwe censorship board – TimesLIVE

“Zimbabwean law does provide for a challenge to the decision, initially through a request for full reasons, and subsequently court action; since the reasons given are not satisfactory.

“This case is highly significant to jurisprudence on freedom of expression, artistic freedom, and media rights; in Zimbabwe and beyond. The limitations to free expression that are permissible under domestic and international law are not, as far as we are concerned, applicable to the film President,” said Nielsson.

President premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.

It is a sequel to Nielsson’s documentary Democrats which won best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015. Democrats was initially censored in Zimbabwe, but in 2018 Nielsson won a three-year legal battle to lift the ban.

President was released across the US on the Public Broadcasting Service award-winning POV documentary series on August 8.

TimesLIVE

Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times. Just R20 for the first month.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 ZimFocus.

www.luzroyale.ky/

www.1africafocus.com

www.zimfocus.co.zw

www.classifieds.com/

One Zimbabwe Classifieds | ZimMarket

www.classifiedszim.com

www.1zimbabweclassifieds.co.zw

www.1southafricaclassifieds.com

www.1africaclassifieds.com

www.1usaclassifieds.com

www.computertraining.co.zw/

www.1itonlinetraining.com/

www.bbs-bitsbytesandstem.com/

Zimbabwe Market Classifieds | ZimMarket

1 Zimbabwe Market Classifieds | ZimMarket

www.1zimlegends.com

Linking Buyers To Sellers Is Our Business Tradition