Care for self; Caring for others
Former president, Nelson Mandela, left behind a legacy, one which truly inspires people from all walks of life to unite and celebrate his life’s work to change the world for the better.
July has become synonymous with people helping people and today, more individuals and companies have realized the impact of even the smallest of gestures making the biggest difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Matrix celebrated Mandela Day by spending 67 minutes participating at the ‘Stop Hunger Now Million Meal Challenge’. Our Matrix volunteers packed food parcels to feed as many as 20 children, 3 meals a day, for one year. Hundreds of companies took part in this challenge and the food parcels will be distributed to thousands of children across South Africa in the effort to eliminate child hunger.
If you were not able to participate in a project or initiative on Mandela Day, it’s not too late. The month of July celebrates humanity and that means you can make every day a Mandela Day. There are many ways to show you care for others, but why not do it while surrounded by other drivers where even a small friendly gesture can make the world of difference.
It is always important to remember that the road belongs to everyone, so drive cautiously and considerately.
Make sure drivers and other road users see you and know what you are doing.
Pay special attention to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers at intersections. Always signal whenever you want to slow down, stop, turn or change lanes. If you need to get another person’s attention, use your horn.
You never know when a child might run out from between parked cars or try cross a street without checking for oncoming traffic. Be extra cautious at twilight when children may still be playing outside, but are very difficult to see.
Watch out for Community Safety Zone signs. They indicate areas the community has identified as a special risk to pedestrians.
Seniors or pedestrians with disabilities need extra caution and courtesy from drivers, as they may be slow in crossing the road. Be alert for pedestrians who are blind, with a visual or hearing disability, people who use wheelchairs or people walking slowly due to some other physical disabilities. Give them appropriate consideration.
Safety along every journey is of the utmost importance. No matter where you are or what you are doing; Matrix is right by your side, to protect what matters most.
The Matrix Team