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Limpopo urges Easter Weekend holidaymakers to obey the rules

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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