Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Emergency centres concerned over increased incident calls over the weekend

The City of Cape Town concerned over the increase in pedestrian accidents.

This is following the number of Public Emergency Communication Centre (PECC) logged incident of 1 493 between Friday and Sunday.

According to reports a bulk of the calls were for medical assistance and by-law transgressions of which 122 calls were for incidents relating to assaults, 27 for accidental injuries, 22 domestic violence, 55 motor vehicle accidents and 22 pedestrian accidents. A double the number compared to the previous week.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith said as winter approaches is is detrimental that both motorists and pedestrians start practicing caution.

“If you’re driving in poor weather conditions, slow down, make sure your wipers are working correctly and that your tyres and brakes are up to the task.

 “It’s also important for both motorists and pedestrians to stay off the roads if they’re under the influence of alcohol,” Smith said.

The PECC is contactable on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.

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