Written by on March 29, 2018

This Easter Season, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is appealing to all motorists and road users to be cautious and to always obey road safety rules and regulations, since failing to do so can lead to road fatalities, serious accidents and injuries.

[] Motorists must ensure that their vehicles are in a road worthy condition before departure. All lights and indicators, windscreen wipers, brakes, steering, exhaust system and tires should be carefully examined for faults.
[] Plan the route to your destination and allow enough time to get there.
[] Be alert to changing road and weather conditions.
[] Do not overload vehicles.
[] Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol
[] Adhere to the speed limit
[] Practice safe overtaking
[] Stay within the speed limit at all times.
[] Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so.
[] Avoid distractions while driving – Remain focused and alert at all times!
[] Never drink and drive!! Never drive and drink.
[] Try to recognize potentially dangerous drivers on, and pedestrians alongside the road and keep well clear of them.
[] Drive defensively with a focus on safety and respect towards all road users.
[] Expect others not to be as obedient to the law as yourself and think for the other road user as well!
[] Be polite towards fellow road users – keep your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate.

Pedestrians are reminded that it is important to make safe decisions while on the road. Remember that, as a pedestrian, your eyes and ears are your best tools for keeping safe. Using mobile phones, other handheld electronic devices and headphones while walking the street can be deadly. Avoid them at all cost.

Never assume a driver will give you the right of way. Make every effort to make eye contact with the driver of a stopped or approaching vehicle before entering the roadway.

Make sure you are visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact with them whenever possible. This is especially important at night.

Do not walk the street if you are under the influence of alcohol as this can impair your decision-making skills, physical reflexes and other abilities.

Bikers/riders are reminded to wear their head gear, use the road wisely and obey all rules of the road.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is urging vehicle owners and motorists to be unrelenting in the security of their vehicles to guard against theft and unwanted break-ins this Easter.

Persons are encouraged to
[] Properly lock and secure all vehicle doors and windows.
[] Remove temptation by leaving all valuables at home and choosing your parking carefully.
[] Ensure vehicle keys are not left inside their vehicles or any other door locks on the outside.
[] Never leave children unattended in vehicles.

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