Drivers reminded to think of safety of road users throughout festive season

High speed, drink and drive and take-over were the causes of recent serious accidents

The Vanuatu Police Force is appealing to all drivers to drive responsibly and think of the safety of passengers and road users as the festive season approaches. 

There have been a high number of accidents throughout the country in the final two months of this year which resulted in deaths and serious injuries.

Drink and drive, high speed and take-over were the causes of these serious accidents, police said in a statement.

This statement was made after an accident at Teouma on Tuesday this week that resulted in the death of a young man from Futuna and another passenger seriously injured.

Police have warned all drivers to drive safely as everyone is now preparing to celebrate the festive season.

Police say drivers really need to follow advice on the dangers of violating traffic rules. 

"A lot of drivers are not taking traffic rules seriously. These accidents would not happen if the drivers had applied the road safety rules. 

"However, the police will continue to educate the public about accidents. Drivers and citizens really need to take the awareness seriously.

"Everyone must take care while driving and walking in the street during this festive season.

"Drivers must not consume drugs or alcohol while driving. They must avoid driving over the speed limit and must not over-take other vehicles in lane.

"Drivers must think about the safety of all road users at all times.”


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