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Ministry issues safety precautions ahead of May Day travel rush

Updated: Apr 26,2019 3:24 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has called for enhanced safety precautions during the May Day holiday, which is expected to see a tourism boom.

Travelers who plan long-distance driving should check car conditions, licenses and insurance to ensure safe driving, said the ministry in a brief reminder published on its website on April 26.

Drowsy driving should be avoided, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited, according to the ministry.

The ministry warned travelers against possible extreme weather in some southern parts of China, saying trips to mountainous areas, valleys and areas next to water should be avoided in case of bad weather.

Travelers should take extra cautions when participating in high-risk entertainment activities, said the ministry, advising travelers to choose entertainment activities based on their age and health conditions.

The May Day holiday will last from May 1 to 4.