NRSC urges road users to be extremely vigilant as busy Christmas weekend approaches
As the busy Christmas weekend approaches, the National Road Safety Council is urging road users to be extremely vigilant and obey the rules of the road.
The warning comes as road fatalities recorded across the island surged to 407, yesterday.
Executive Director of the Council, Paula Fletcher notes that with the increased activity at this time of the year, there is usually an increase in traffic.
She says motorists should ensure that they plan their commute properly to avoid being tempted to speed.
Ms. Fletcher says carpooling should be considered to help ease the congestion on the roadways.
Noting that alcohol consumption is usually increased around the Christmas period, she urges persons to have designated drivers when attending events.
The road safety executive is also urging motorists to obey speed limits.
She notes further that reckless overtaking causes many accidents.
Ms. Fletcher says drivers should exercise patience.