A trotro driver on Thursday night, October 14, used a discarded tyre as his vehicle’s warning triangle when he attempted repairing his broken vehicle on the George Walker Bush Highway otherwise known as the N1.
The said driver had placed the actual warning triangle on top of his vehicle – with registration number GT 3281 -14, and instead placed the tyre few steps away from the bus to warn incoming vehicles that his car had developed a fault.
The situation posed a threat of danger to motorists who plied the N1. This reporter, however, did not have the chance to interact with the driver to educate him on the use of the warning triangle. But, it is believed this report equally informs other drivers on best practices in relation to the use of the triangle.
The warning triangle, usually, is placed at least 10 feet directly behind a broken vehicle.