It’s that time again when, as the year draws to an end, there’s a lot of travelling taking place, by road or air. Accompanying this, are the road accidents, kidnapping and some unruly behaviour from hoodlums, depending on which side of town you find yourself.

We have put together a few tips for you on how to keep safe in these times:

  1. Be wary of strangers
  2. Avoid crowded places. Have adequate knowledge of emergency exits, and stay alert of strange activities within the environment.
  3. Let your family and friends know where you are at all times, emergency and security situation may arise.
  4. Move in groups when going for events. You are easy prey when you move alone.
  5. Make sure your phones are charged at all times. This way, you are always reachable, and can also call out especially in emergency situations.
  6. As much as possible, do not take shortcuts especially for dark and lonely roads.
  7. Eat just enough, not too little not too much. Over-eating can cause you to be sick. Monitor what goes into your mouth
  8. Alcohol flows freely at events and parties over the holidays. Be careful not to drink too much. Alcohol lowers the mental alertness and co-ordination of people. You put yourself at risk when you consume too much alcohol. If you must though, do not drink on an empty stomach. Make sure you eat first. That would reduce the effect of intoxication
  9. Do not leave your drink and food out of sight so nothing is added to them without your consent.
  10. Shop wisely, and be careful of pick pockets, bag snatchers, schemers who target shoppers
  11. As much as possible, avoid taking children to crowded market places and shopping malls.
  12. Air and road traffic gets busier during the end of the year. Some roads are accident prone and targets for robbery during the end of the year. Meanwhile, the weather may be unfavourable for flights. Therefore, it is important for you to decide carefully, the best mode of transport for you, bearing safety in mind.
  13. Drive safely and carefully. The last few months of the year, most especially December are the periods of the year with highest incidents of road accidents than any other period of the year. Follow all driving precautions:
  • Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Stay within speed limits when driving
  • Always wear seat belts even if you are in the back-seat
  • Ensure proper vehicle maintenance and check before use.

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