As South Africa’s most popular long weekend approaches, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent out a warning of caution to all citizens who are travelling on the roads this Easter Weekend. And he urges all motorists to drive with caution as many routes will be manned by law enforcement over the weekend.
The Easter Road Safety campaign has launched
On Tuesday, Mbulula launched the 2022 Easter Road Safety campaign on the N12 in Breswol. And while at the launch, he spoke about why this project is necessary.
The Minister commented on the campaign, saying it “requires of us to skillfully deploy resources… if we are to succeed in arresting [road] carnage”.
One of the main focus points behind the campaign is to reduce road fatalities. And according to Mbulula, the only way to do this is by “innovative solutions” that can result in “behavioural change”.
“Others will be crossing our land borders to neighbouring states to spend time with families and loved ones. Some will be crossing provincial boundaries to visit families and taking a much-needed break from work and institutions of learning in the cities.
“During this period, members of the South African Police Service, National Traffic Police, provincial traffic officers and municipal traffic officers will enforce the law,”said Mbalula.
The following routes are among those that are most likely to be patrolled:
- N1 from Gauteng to Limpopo
- N3 from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal
- N2 from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape
- N14 from Gauteng to the North West
Law enforcement will be focusing on the following:
- Dangerous driving (speeding, recklessness and overtaking on barrier lines)
- Drunk driving
- Safety belts on
- Roadworthiness of vehicles
- Is the driver too fatigued to drive
- Pedestrian safety
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