Over 17 000 Vehicles Inspected By Northern Cape Police

Sixty-three people have been arrested for drunken driving, while four others have been held for speeding in the Northern Cape since the start of the festive season.

“We have a zero tolerance to drunken driving as it poses a danger to the drivers themselves and other road users,” head of the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, Steven Jonkers, said on Monday.

According to the department, 17 282 vehicles have been stopped and checked with 1 505 summonses issued for various infringements since the start of December.

A total of 13 vehicles were discontinued on the road while 19 vehicles were impounded.

“We are happy with the operations taking place in the province and we are on the ground and are visible. We are taking road safety very seriously and it shows in our operations and the statistics,” Jonkers said.

Traffics operations conducted in the province since the start of the festive season include driver and vehicle fitness checks, correct documentation verifications and speed operations while road safety messages and flyers were given to all road users.

He said traffic officers would be visible to ensure that motorists adhered to the rules of the roads.

“We continue to request all road users and our communities to join hands with us as government to make our country’s roads and communities safe,” Jonkers said. -SAnews.gov.za

Source : SAnews.gov.za