Collins Chabane Municipality mayor, Shadrack Maluleke urges motorists and passengers to take care of themselves over the busy period during as the Easter weekend looms. Maluleke was speaking following the municipality’s launch of the Easter season Arrive Alive campaign at Xigalo village on the R81 road recently.
The mayor was accompanied by the Chief Whip of the municipality, Erick Baloyi, Executive Committee Members and local Councillors.
During the roadblock, Maluleke engaged with motorists. He urged them to take extra precautions on the road during the festive season and that road users should avoid drinking and driving habits.
He said as the festive season approaches and more and more drivers take to the roads for the holidays, authorities are urging vigilance and care.
“I humbly call upon all motorists to be extra cautious on the roads this festive season,” he said.
“As it stands, pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users in our areas. The Easter weekend is characterized by an increased volume of road users on their way home or visiting loved ones.
“This volume demands a higher level of vigilance from drivers and pedestrians but also places severe strain on the resources of our traffic management system,” added Shadrack Maluleke.
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“We, however, have processes in place that draw strength from a strong collection of law enforcement. To ensure we are on the road in numbers, checking compliance. Bringing those to book who endanger the lives of others with their recklessness and negligence,” he said.
MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani has also called on all road users to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend.
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.
“We keep a safe following distance, we do not overtake 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 Radzilani.
Arrive Alive is a national campaign run by all police and traffic officials. Roadblocks will be set up across the country, where officials will check on roadworthy vehicles, drunken driving, and reckless driving.