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Limpopo urges Easter Weekend holidaymakers to obey the rules

Last updated on April 16, 2019

Limpopo law enforce­ment agen­cies say is ready for East­er Week­end to desta­bi­lize and to reduce road traf­fic crash­es.

Provin­cial MEC for Trans­port and Com­mu­ni­ty Safe­ty, Mako­ma Makhu­ru­pet­je has warned of zero tol­er­ance against any road user who does not obey the rules of the road.

In a state­ment ahead of East­er Week­end while mil­lions of hol­i­day­mak­ers and pil­grim­ages pre­pare to hit major provin­cial roads, Makhu­ru­pet­je urged motorist to obey the rules of the roads.

“As we expect to receive mil­lions of peo­ple going to dif­fer­ent church­es and fam­i­ly gath­er­ings includ­ing Moria Zion City pil­grim­age, traf­fic flow will be high in our major routes.

It includes the R71 to Moria, N1 from Gaut­eng to Beit­bridge, N11 and Gilead Road from Grob­lers­bridge,” said Makhu­ru­pet­je

“The main aim for the 2019 Road Safe­ty East­er week­end plan is to sta­bi­lize, reduce road traf­fic crash­es, seri­ous injuries, and fatal­i­ties on our roads,” added the MEC.

“I urge any­one who will trav­el through the province to obey the rules of the road,” said Makhu­ru­pet­je.

Deaths caused by road acci­dents around East­er week­ends are a harsh real­i­ty we face on our roads.

We can only change through the behav­iour of all road users.

In most cas­es, said Makhu­ru­pet­je, the trag­ic sto­ries of inno­cent lives ruined through road acci­dents result from reck­less behav­iour or un-road­wor­thy vehi­cles.

“Let us make Road Safe­ty everybody’s respon­si­bil­i­ty. Drink­ing and dri­ving are irre­spon­si­ble and we urge the pub­lic not to dri­ve while intox­i­cat­ed or trav­el with a dri­ver under the influ­ence,” reit­er­at­ed the MEC.

Makhurhu­pet­je high­light­ed  haz­ardous loca­tions in the province includ­ing R71 Mentz, R37 Ga-Chuene, N1 Botlokwa,R 529 Den­dron cross, R576 Maswan­ganyi and Nhlani­ki, R81 Xikuk­wane, R71 Makhushane, R 36 De Oaks, R 37 Burg­ers­fort CBD, N11 Mar­ble hall and Jane Furse, R555 De hoop dam,  R524 Dumasi, R523 Rabali, R578 Elim and  N1 Mook­go­pong, N11 Tshama­hantsi (Uit­sig)

“We declare Limpopo a zero tol­er­ance province against any road user who does not obey the rules of the road,” said Makhu­ru­pet­je.

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