03 December 2020 | Story Leonie Bolleurs | Photo Pixabay
Wilson Pongwane says it is important not to fiddle with your cellphone behind the wheel.

Traffic Law Enforcement in Protection Services wishes all staff and students a safe festive season, especially those who will be travelling on our roads to different destinations in South Africa and abroad.

“Please follow the rules and regulations of the Road Traffic Act,” says Wilson Pongwane, Head of Traffic Law Enforcement and Administration.

He advises motor-vehicle users:

• Don’t drink and drive. 
• Keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you.
• Don’t fiddle with your cellphone behind the wheel.
• Take a rest after every 200 kilometres travelled.
• Keep to the speed limit (speed kills).
• Keep loud music and noise down.
• If you intend to drink, plan to get home safely – call a taxi or get a designated driver to take you home.
• Keep your cool when traffic piles up.

To pedestrians, he says:

• Do not wear dark clothing when walking on a public road.
• Drinking alcohol can impair your judgement and coordination.
• Be safe when crossing the road – preferably cross at a pedestrian crossing.

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