Tue | Oct 17, 2017

Take note of licence plates

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In certain countries, we hear of adults, teenagers, and young children missing after spending time with a relative or friend or doing some business. The missing ones may never return home; in some cases being found dead somewhere.

Because of incidents like these, I suggest that parents tell their children to look at the number plate of ANY vehicle in which they are about to travel. If the child is calling or texting a parent or guardian, the child must let the parent/guardian know the number plate of the vehicle. Tell or text both the letters and numbers.

Parents/guardian must write down the number plate. In this way, the parent/guardian will have the licence plate number to give to the police if the child goes missing. (Proverbs 22:3). The police will have something to work with in carrying out an investigation. Also, if the child knows the driver, he/she can tell or text the driver's name to his or her parent/guardian.

Doing these things may help prevent serious harm to children and may even save lives. Of course, travellers of any age group (children, teenagers, adults, elderly) can apply the suggestions offered above for their own safety. It is good practice to let at least one family member know the vehicle in which you are travelling, especially when the vehicle is unfamiliar.

This world is mad! The Devil is extremely angry because his remaining existence is short! (Revelation 12:12; Romans 16:20)

SIMEON JAMES

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