The festive season is upon us. People will be returning home and there’ll be heavy traffic so I’d like to urge drivers to check the condition of their vehicles before embarking on a journey.
Drivers should also avoid driving at high speeds. Don’t lose your tempers as road rage can cause unnecessary deaths – as a driver you must exercise patience.
Pedestrians, especially those who are drinking alcohol, must be cautious when crossing roads, and motorists mustn’t drink and drive. When you travel long distances make sure you are well rested. Take turns with someone when driving.
Your safety and the safety of others lies on your shoulders as the driver. Don’t fool yourself – speed kills! AMOS TEBEILA, MOHLALETSE VILLAGE
Criminals know there’ll be huge amounts of cash being shared by stokvel members and they’re ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims.
I urge all social groups to be vigilant. Don’t carry large amounts of cash in public because sometimes the people who tip off criminals about your movements are your club members. It can’t be a coincidence that criminals always know where you are. There must be someone feeding them the info.
In this technological age stokvel members can ask their banks for an internet transfer of money to all members’ personal accounts. This will eliminate the possibility of a robbery or mugging.
Please also stop sharing money in public places or in the homes where you hold your meetings. Have a safe festive season and always stay alert. MALPHIA HONWANE, GOTTENBURG EMANYELETI