Thursday, March 28, 2013

Western Cape traffic to adopt a zero tolerance approach over Easter Weekend

Imogen Vollenhoven
28 March 2013

The Western Cape Traffic authorities today said it will not tolerate any disobedience on the roads during the Easter Weekend.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said on the N1 between Beaufort West and Laingsburg an extra 22 traffic officers and extra high performance vehicles will be activated.

Africa said they will focus on moving violations, following distances reckless and negligent driving, un­-roadworthy vehicles, making sure that vehicles do not obscure other vehicles on the N1 and the adjacent routes from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape.

Africa furthermore added that provincial traffic authorities will apply a zero tolerance on taxi’s especially those travelling from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape.

Colour coded stickers have been introduced for taxi’s for the Easter weekend. 

Africa explains further that they will stop public transport vehicles and make sure that they are not overloaded, that they are roadworthy.

“If they are roadworthy and not over loaded and in order we will place a colour coded sticker on the windscreen of those taxis to indicate to our offices on route to the Eastern Cape that those taxis are in good condition,” said Africa.

Africa also highlighted that this is done so that any officer between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape can stop a taxi and this colour coded sticker will give an indication, as to what time the taxi left Cape Town and whether is was roadworthy and not overloaded.

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