THE Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) has appealed to people travelling back to their places of employment and institutions of education, to do it earlier and not to wait until January 12, as that could result in them not getting transport.
Nabta president Magnus Nangombe says by that time transport will be in high demand and many people may end up stranded and over-charged.
"We understand that many of you would like to assist your families and parents with cultivating, but please you are kindly reminded that waiting until January 12 to 15, when transport will be in high demand as usual may not be a wise decision and hence our friendly appeal to all passengers to consider travelling back earlier and avoid risking being stranded and charged high fares," said Nangombe.
He also called on drivers to obey road rules by obeying the speed limit, avoiding overloading and to be cautious and considerate when behind a steering wheel.
Nangombe said drivers should always remember that they are responsible for the lives of passengers in their vehicles and that passengers need to be transported back to their destinations safely and in a friendly manner.
The Nabta president thanked the Xupifa Eemwenyo Safety Campaign members, such as the MVA Fund, National Safety Council, Regional Road Safety Forums, Nampol, the City of Windhoek, the Walvis Bay City Traffic, and Otjiwarongo City Traffic for their hard work and dedication in preventing road incidents.
"It seems our efforts are finally starting to pay off and our efforts this festive season thus far proved that our target for accident-free national roads can be achieved if all drivers can commit themselves to safe and responsible driving," he said.