The Easter long weekend is around the corner. It is a time when many South Africans travel around the country to visit family, friends or for religious purposes. It is also a time when there are increased traffic volumes on our roads.
Unfortunately this period usually sees a high rate of road accidents and fatalities. This is concerning for government because most road accidents can be prevented and are caused by human error.
The root causes of these accidents are driving under the influence of alcohol, excessive speeding, not wearing seatbelts, dangerous overtaking, talking on the phone while driving, un-roadworthy vehicles and pedestrians failing to observe traffic rules.
This year our country also has to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 remains with us and is spread through contact with others, particularly at events or gatherings where there are a large number of people. During this Easter holiday we must strictly adhere to social distancing, wearing a mask at all times in public and washing our hands with soap and water or sanitiser.
“Stay Safe: Act responsibly and stay protected, always”