Don’t Drink and Drive
The Ministry of Economic Development wants motorists to remain safe during the Easter holiday. In a release, the ministry notes, “As we celebrate, let us do so responsibly and safely. Our road infrastructure in many parts of the country is much improved and will afford you a better travel experience. However, we must not be tempted to speed. Cruising at a safe speed within the legal limit will allow for a pleasant and enjoyable journey. If you have plans to reach your destination at a prearranged time, leave early and allow sufficient time for possible short delays at checkpoints. Minister of Transport Rodwell Ferguson provided safety tips for drivers.
Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Transport: “We are cautioning motorcycle operators because most of the accidents involve motorcycles, we’re asking them to be very careful on the highway because somehow they believe that they’re the size of a car and they want to pass and maneuver every direction so I’m hopeful that with our tips that we’re going to produce tomorrow we’ll be able to get the public aware and mitigate the amount of traffic accidents on the highway.”.
No need to rush! It is better to arrive alive than not arrive at all. Exercise patience and extend courtesy to other road users. Be sure to check ahead and behind you before overtaking. Do not overtake on the wrong side of the road.