South Africa: The festive season has begun in South Africa, with Christmas being around the corner, and the Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety issued some safety guidelines which need to be followed by each resident.
With the onset of festive season celebrations in South ChrisAfrica, the government has called on all citizens to take the necessary precautions to have a safer holiday experience.
The festive season is one of the country’s busiest periods, and law enforcement agencies and traffic officials have already stepped up safety operations to ensure people are safe.
The government of South Africa (Limpopo) recently launched the 2022 Safer Festive Season campaign under the theme: “More boots on the ground towards enhanced police visibility.” This festive season lets us all enjoy celebrations responsibly and safely.
The government is calling on every citizen to be vigilant and ensure compliance with road regulations, urging motorists not to drink and drive or text and drive. Ensure your vehicle is road worthy, wear a seatbelt and avoid driver fatigue by taking regular breaks.
The government also stated, “if you have consumed alcohol, then avoid to do driving and try to call your friend to drive you home –do not get behind the wheel.
The Department of Limpopo Transport and Community Safety urges parents not to leave children unattended near swimming pools or beaches. Parents and guardians must ensure that children have the right safety gear on and know their whereabouts at all times.
The country is currently experiencing load shedding, and all households must take safety precautions, such as switching off all electrical appliances during power cuts.
Department also added that residents are responsible for all the mishappening and also said, Pay caution to other motor vehicles’ signals on the road. Always look at brake lights, indicators, and drivers’ signals. Report traffic emergencies in Limpopo to 0800 006 694.”