It’s that festive time of the year again so; If you’re driving Please…. DON’T TALK ON THE PHONE AND DRIVE!DON’T TALK ON THE PHONE AND DRIVE! Avoid travelling late at nightAvoid travelling late at night Check that your car is in good condition to avoid breakdowns on the roadCheck that your car is in good condition to avoid breakdowns on the road Avoid speeding, good weather conditions and roads do not favour it, and of course excess speed kills!Avoid speeding, good weather conditions and roads do not favour it, and of course excess speed kills! Make sure the tires of your vehicle are in good condition, at the right pressure and well balanced.Make sure the tires of your vehicle are in good condition, at the right pressure and well balanced. Make sure that all your seatbelts are in good condition and all the passengers in your car use themMake sure that all your seatbelts are in good condition and all the passengers in your car use them Make sure you have a spare tire and all the necessary tools for a tire change and also A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.Make sure you have a spare tire and all the necessary tools for a tire change and also A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. If you are going by public transport…. Avoid the night bus, look well before u enter, leave early and travel during the dayAvoid the night bus, look well before u enter, leave early and travel during the day Avoid carrying a lot of cash, carry a valucard or transfer the funds through a bank to the branch nearest your destinationAvoid carrying a lot of cash, carry a valucard or transfer the funds through a bank to the branch nearest your destination CHRISTMAS SAFE DRIVING TIPS
Maintain optimum visibility by ensuring your wiper blades, windscreen & headlights are in good working condition. Always signal before changing lanes or turning & avoid sudden manoeuvres. If you lose a tyre or your vehicle starts to skid, steer gently but do not slam on your brakes or accelerator. Obey all speed limits, traffic signs & lights. Avoid tailgating; allow sufficient space between you & the car in front. Adjust distance to suit different driving conditions. Conduct vehicle inspections at least once a week (oil, water, brake fluid, windscreen washer, tyre pressures/thread condition, brake/hazard lights & horn). * * * * *
Before you go on that local or international holiday trip this season; 1.Plan ahead. See your doctor in good time before you leave, there might be certain medical peculiarities with respect to your destination. 2.Have medical and dental check-ups before your trip, to be aware of problems and to find out about medicines you might want to take along. 3.Be prepared, if you’re leaving for another country, carry enough of your regular medicines in their original containers, along with extra prescriptions for them. Also bring your eyewear prescriptions and medical information bracelet if you have one. 4.Take along a first-aid kit (see suggestions below).
While you're traveling Eat carefully if you're going to a country or area with an increased risk of traveler's diarrhea. Steaming-hot, well-cooked food is usually safest. Avoid eating foods from street vendors, un-pasteurized dairy products, and raw or semi-cooked seafood. Peel fruits yourself. Drink water from commercially sealed bottles or drink carbonated beverages. Avoid ice. Use bottled water even when you brush your teeth. Avoid swimming and other water activities in freshwater lakes and streams this may expose you to Schistosomiasis (also called bilharziasis). If you're going to an area with a higher risk of mosquito-borne disease, ask your doctor to prescribe an Insect repellent and use insect repellant treated bed nets while you sleep. Avoid taking overcrowded transportation. Try not to ride in vehicles without safety belts. Wear a helmet if you'll be riding a motorcycle. Avoid driving at night or in unfamiliar areas without local help and directions.
TThings to include in a first-aid kit for traveling 1.Your prescription medicines, in their original containers. 2.Medicine for diarrhea and upset stomach. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an antibiotic you can take in case you get traveler's diarrhea and antacids. 3.Cough and cold medicines. 4.Pain medicines 5.Decongestants and antihistamines for allergies. The kinds that don't cause sleepiness are better when you're traveling. 6.Antibiotic ointment, adhesive bandages, and lip balm. 7.Medicine for motion sickness and an anti-nausea may help prevent altitude sickness.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! Merry Xmas & Prosperous New Year