The Namibian Police has urged drivers to adhere to the speed limit on national roads during the festive season with people driving to their holiday destination for Christmas holiday.
NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said many will be driving to their holiday destinations over the Festive Season.
Ndeitunga reiterated that the speed limit is 60 kilometres per hour in urban areas and 120 km/h on national highways and urged motorists to keep to operate their vehicles within the ambit of the laws.
“Drinking and driving will not be tolerated and the speed limit will be strictly enforced on both urban and national roads and pedestrians must be vigilant when crossing the roads,” he said.
The general further cautioned against taking firearms and other weapons such as knives and pangas to the bars or at any social gatherings during the holidays.
He also said all liquor outlets and shebeens should adhere to the legal operating hours as stipulated on their respective licences as the police will act against those operating outside working.
“Criminals usually know that during breaks and holidays, some properties are left unattended and as such they take advantage to break in and loot whatever they lay hands on.”
This is the time for pick hours where ropers are ensuring themselves that they have something to sell and have money during the festive season.
According General Ndeitunga the community must make sure that there is security measures put in place in their houses before leaving town because crime always happened when they are not available at home.
The community must be vigilant to check their surrounding when they are withdrawing cash and moving around with huge amount of cash.