Obey the by-laws for a happy holiday

2016-12-22 06:01

KOUGA Municipality would like to call on all residents and visitors to respect the by-laws that have been put in place to keep everyone safe this festive season.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said additional traffic officers have been contracted to assist with road safety operations.

“There will be a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to drinking and driving, driving recklessly, driving without licences, speeding, overloading and unroadworthy vehicles,” she warned.

She said there would also be extra law enforcement officers and security guards who will conduct patrols of beaches, canals and rivers to ensure compliance with by-laws.

Here are some of the rules that need to be observed:

  • People walking their dogs must ensure that the animals are on leashes to protect other people and the dogs.
  • Dog droppings must be collected by the person walking with the dog immediately once the dog has relieved itself. Dogs are not allowed on Dolphin Beach, the Blue Flag beach between Kitchen Windows and the water slide at Jeffreys Bay’s main beachfront.
  • Drinking in public is prohibited.
  • No alcohol is allowed on the Blue Flag beach.
  • Making fires on the beach or open spaces is not allowed. There are designated areas for making fires such as braai stands.
  • Only registered car guards are allowed to operate in the area. They can be identified through their bright yellow caps with the wording “JBay Car Guard”.

The Mayor said the Council wished to make the holiday season as welcoming and enjoyable to everyone as far as possible.

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