Department of Health calls upon South Africans to protect themselves and loved ones from injuries, deaths, and to drink and enjoy responsibly during the festive season.
Many lives are lost and people got involved in accidents unnecessarily during the festive season due to excitement accompanied by excessive drinking and reckless driving amongst others.
The department advises citizens to follow the following Safety Tips:
. Don’t mix swimming with alcohol
. Have a safer holiday, always be mindful of children
. Remember to take your medication as prescribed
. Be safe, always use condoms & contraceptives
. Wear reflective clothing at night
. Always have car seats for kids
. Stay sober, always buckle up
Read more: Safety tips leaflet