Pretoria: North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Nono Maloyi, says the province will intensify efforts to reduce road accidents and fatalities.
“We want this province to become an accident free area and that requires hard work and dedication, hence we saw it fit to employ more law enforcement officers. We are going to operate Arrive Alive campaigns on 24/7 basis throughout the year,” said Maloyi.
The MEC further announced that he will be launching the Festive Arrive Alive Campaign and Operation ‘When Duty Calls’ on Friday at the Mmabatho Stadium.
On Tuesday, more than 35 summonses worth R13 500 were issued to defaulting motorists during a cross-border operation along the R510 road linking North West and Limpopo.
The R510 road is extensively used by heavy delivery vehicles and it experiences high volumes of daily traffic while vehicles that are un-roadworthy, unlicensed or even stolen commute on this road without being detected.
Out of 425 vehicles stopped during the operation that was held in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), Transnet and Moses Kotane Local Municipality, summonses were issued in different offences ranging from driving without a licence, unlicensed and un-roadworthy vehicles.
Road safety education material was distributed to motorists as they were further encouraged to be considerate on the road, obey the law by observing the speed limit and the road rules.