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Police issue safety tips for Easter holidays

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 9:26 AM
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The police have released safety tips for the public for the  Easter holidays.

See tips below.

#Motorists and Pedestrians

*Chief among these is to always have a designated driver, as the tendency during the merriment of the season is to consume alcohol. Besides being illegal in most instances, the consumption of alcoholic drinks, even in moderation, is extremely debilitating for drivers, and many crashes have resulted from the poor judgement and decreased response times that alcohol use causes.

* Persons are being urged to refrain from driving when extremely tired or have a state of mind that makes absolute focus on the task at hand impossible. Additionally, drivers are reminded to:

⦁ Obey the speed limit.
⦁ Ensure all passengers are properly secured in the motor vehicle using seatbelts, car seats or booster seats.
⦁ Ensure vehicles are roadworthy.

* A special appeal is also being made to pedestrians. They are being reminded of the following:

⦁ Make sure you can be easily seen at all times, especially at night. Light-coloured clothes are recommended. 
⦁ Cross the road at the safest place possible; use a pedestrian crossing whenever possible 
⦁ As much as possible, choose routes that are well-lit by streetlights for maximum visibility.

#Beach Goers

⦁ Do not leave small children unattended at the pool or the beach. At all times they are to be supervised.
⦁ Educate yourself and your family about what to do if in trouble.
⦁ Do not swim or go in the water at all if the beach is closed. 
⦁ Get a friend to swim with you.
⦁ Stick your hand up, stay calm and call for help if you get into trouble.
⦁ Don't drink and swim.

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