THE Fiji Police Force has urged people to ensure that safety measures are followed when going out today to wind down the Easter weekend celebrations.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said people were also anticipated to flock to popular picnic spots around the country today.
"For those intending to do so, please ensure that safety measures are followed at all times," she said.
Ms Naisoro said people should ensure that their homes were secure before going out and they should inform their nearest community post or police station.
She said traffic officers would patrol and man the major highways to ensure that safety was maintained for the sake of the travelling public.
"As speeding and drink driving continue to be the leading cause of road deaths, we are pleading with motorists to drive within the limits and if you are planning to drink, then please don't drive," Ms Naisoro said.
"The police force continue to maintain its zero tolerance policy on traffic offences."
With picnic spots expected to be full today, Ms Naisoro has urged parents and guardians to closely monitor their children at all times, especially while swimming.
She also advised people to refrain from drinking at picnic spots to ensure an incident free and joyous public holiday for all.
"The police force is requesting members of the public to work with us to ensure a safe and incident free public holiday for all," said Ms Naisoro.