As we go deeper into the festive period, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula is urging motorists across South Africa to be responsible and “Live Beyond Dezemba.”
Mbalula also launched the department’s road safety initiative called “Hoot For Life,” says EWN.
On Thursday, Mbalula – along with law enforcement from National, Provincial and Metro Police – drove through Gauteng for a Road Safety Awareness drive.
“We are leading a road safety awareness campaign in Gauteng,” said the minister on Twitter. “It’s part of efforts to reduce road fatalities this festive season.”
A statement released by the Department of Transport on Wednesday called on all South Africans “to join the awareness campaign by Hooting for Life Arrive Alive at 12:00 midday when the initiative is set to begin and everyday at 12:00 until the 31st of December 2020.
“By hooting at midday, South Africans will show their support for road safety and encourage responsible driving.”
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) December 17, 2020
According to the publication, Mbalula also warned, “Those who go out of the way, we’ve got an appointment with you. You will be arrested and not be released. And if you drive an unroadworthy vehicle, it will be impounded.”