Transport Minister to announce festive season traffic stats today

By Kim Saulse
26 January 2010

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele will announce the 2009/10 festive season road traffic statistics today.

This after an intensive Festive Season Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign was executed at the start of the season.

550 000 vehicles were stopped and checked on the busiest roads in the country.

Close to 300 000 motorists were arrested for road offences ranging from drunken, reckless and negligent driving. 2 211 un-roadworthy vehicles were removed from the roads, including 1 100 buses and taxis.

Thousands of drivers were also fined for not wearing seatbelts and committing other offences.

The minister is expected to speak on plans to intensify the Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This will be done through the traffic law enforcement plan and the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (ARRTO).


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