Be vigilant on roads this Christmas
Ho ho hold your speed is the message leading into Christmas.
We have all noticed the influx of traffic and pedestrians for some time now within Queenstown. The CBD is the place to test your patience and courtesy when driving through.
Remember a lot of pedestrians come from right hand side of the road countries and look the wrong way before crossing.
As I tell my own kids, when you feel like screaming or the inner rage is bubbling underneath, please try to take a deep breath and get through those trying five minutes.
Most of us that travel through areas of high congestion regularly are prepared for whatever may pop into our pathway. Be prepared to stop. Smile and breathe. If you can find that extra five or 10 minutes to leave earlier, it may prevent some frustration and hair loss.
As part of ongoing enforcement, Queenstown police would like to remind drivers to slow down to 20kmh for children getting on and off school buses.
In the 21 years to 2007, 22 children were killed, 45 were seriously injured and 91 received minor injuries when crossing a road to or from a school bus. These statistics are a sobering reminder for drivers to slow down.
Tolerance needs to be on the wish list for most this year.
Constable Zoe Albon outside Queenstown Primary School on Friday.