Don't drink alcohol and drive – police urge motorists
It's Christmas Eve and the police are warning motorists against excessive alcohol consumption, which often leads to poor judgment calls while on the roads and can result in injury and death.
The warning from the police comes as road fatalities inch closer to 320.
So far this year, 316 persons have died on the nation's roads.
Head of the police traffic division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, says the police are not seeking to dampen the holiday spirit and festivities, but they have to heighten their monitoring of the roadways.
He says officers are monitoring the streets to prevent further mishaps which could result from, among other things, excessive alcohol consumption.
Motorists should not drink, if they intend to drive and they should not drive if they drink.
SSP Allen says persons who drink or will consume alcohol should make alternative transportation arrangements rather than risk injury or mishap.
He also urges parents, whose children plan to attend parties, to arrange for them to be transported to and from the venue and destinations, rather than allowing them to drive themselves.
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