Reduce your risk of a crash this Christmas

December 19, 2023 by jngijamaica

As spirit of Christmas fills the air and we eagerly anticipate festive gatherings and quality time with loved ones, it is crucial to prioritise safety, especially when it comes to holiday travel.

At JN General Insurance, we understand the importance of safeguarding precious moments, and we are committed to promoting road safety during this special time of the year.

Keep safe this holiday season by observing these road safety guidelines:

1. Don’t Drink and Drive: Celebrate responsibly. If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a sober driver or make other arrangements to get home. Driving under the influence poses a major risk to yourself and others on the road.

2. Avoid Distractions: Stay focused on the road and avoid activities that divert attention, such as using a mobile phone. Under the new road traffic act, using your cell phone while driving can result in a hefty fine.

3. Exercise Patience: Traffic congestion is common during the holidays. Maintain a safe distance and avoid driving aggressively. Staying calm contributes to a safer road.

4. Take Breaks: Long journeys can induce fatigue and reduce alertness. Plan regular breaks to stretch, hydrate, and refresh.

5. Buckle Up: Ensure that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up, regardless of the distance you are travelling. Remind all passengers, including those in the back seat, to use their seat belts. It is an effective measure that significantly enhances overall safety.

Responsible use of the road is a collective effort.  We encourage you to share this message with your loved ones, friends, and colleagues, as their safety matters to us too.

Have a Merry Christmas! Drive or ride safely and make this holiday period one to remember for all the right reasons!