The Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety is sufficiently braced for high easter weekend traffic volumes expected in the province over the next few days.
The Transport Regulation team has already started to heighten visibility to curb infringements and encourage good driver behaviour with Pre-Easter traffic law enforcement roadblocks and speed operations on critical roads across the province.
EASTER WEEKEND TRAFFIC
Law enforcement officers will be working around the clock between the sixth and 10th of April. To maximize visibility and aid the flow of traffic. Especially on critical routes prone to congestion. These include the N1 especially around tollgates, R101, R510, R516, N11, R37, R555, R521, R524, R523, R36, R40, R71, R81, P277/1. Matlala road, some local routes, and the two border posts in the province, that is Beitbridge and Groblersbrug in Sekhukhune.
Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani has called on all road users to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend.
MEC Radzilani also urges law enforcement officials to continue to conduct their work with diligence. Ensure that road users follow the rules and that those who engage in criminal activities are brought to book.
“As we approach the Easter long weekend, it is our wish as the Provincial Government, that we should all arrive alive. However, road safety starts with all of us.”
“As we embark on our journeys, let us make sure that our cars are roadworthy, and we keep a safe following distance. We do not overtake at unsafe places, we do not drink and drive, and we rest enough on long journeys. Pedestrians must wear visible colours at night, and keep away from the road. Let’s all arrive alive,” said MEC Radzilani.