The Police have issued a release, urging members of the public to be mindful of road safety practices this Easter holidays.
The Police say 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:
1. Obey the speed limit.
2. Ensure all passengers are properly secured in the motor vehicle using seatbelts, car seats or booster seats.
3. Ensure vehicles are roadworthy.
For Beach Goers…
1. Parents do not leave small children unattended at the pool or the beach. At all times they are to be supervised.
2. Educate yourself and your family about what to do if in trouble.
3. Do not swim or go in the water at all if the beach is closed.
4. Get a friend to swim with you.
5. Stick your hand up, stay calm and call for help if you get into trouble.
6. Don’t drink and swim.