Police: Be safe Pretoria matrics

The police urged all matriculants attending celebration gatherings to be safe.

This was revealed in a recently issued statement that provides safety tips.

The following tips were included:

– Do not text and drive and do not drink and drive.

– Arrange for a shuttle or taxi to drive you.

– Be crime conscious – be aware of crime opportunities at all times.

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– Never walk around alone and do not talk to strangers. Be on the lookout for strange vehicles or people.

– Walk in well-lit busy streets and always stay in a group, if possible.

– Be sure to know all emergency numbers or have them displayed in an accessible area.

– Always let someone know where you are going. But think twice before advertising your impending absence on social media.

– Criminals also have access to Facebook and Twitter.

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– Know all emergency numbers.

– Trust your instinct.

– Avoid going onto a congested street where you are crowded in and cannot move freely – that is where you will find criminals pick pocketing.

– Avoid displaying valuables where criminals can see them.

“Let us all work together to ensure a safe environment,” they said.

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Kayla van Petegem
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