Traffic authorities prepare for Easter weekend
By Odette Ismail
30 March 2007
With schools closing today for Easter, authorities have warned that major provincial roads will be congested.
Today will see the MEC of Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane and the provincial department launch the provincial leg of safer Easter holiday.
Eric Ntabazalila, spokesperson for MEC for Transport and Public Works, Marius Fransman told a daily paper that he wishes to warn motorists, pedestrians and other road users to obey to the rules of the road during this critical period.
He says that bus and taxi drivers need to check tyres and vehicles to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy.
Managing director of the intercity bus company Road Link says that the state of certain buses namely old ones need to be addressed. Ready says that bus companies should disclose safety information to their passengers.
He also appeals to inspectors to make routine checks.