Football fans travelling to the World Cup 2010 in South Africa have been warned about violence and roadside ‘traps’ in the host country.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office told football supporters: “Be careful not to be caught out by fake roadside incidents by motorists that appear to be distressed.

“If a person looks as though they need help on the road, report the incident to the police rather than stopping your car to try and help.”

The spokesperson also warned: “The limits for drink-driving are lower than in the UK, so be aware of how much alcohol you consume. In rural areas, there can be large distances between petrol stations, so plan ahead.”


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