Motorists warned to expect intense policing over festive period

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Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has warned motorists that four high-risk routes which have a history of increased traffic and accidents will be intensely policed over the festive period.

Mbalula listed the four routes in Parliament on Tuesday, according to a Business Insider SA report, saying he hopes the department’s push for a blood-alcohol limit of 0% when operating a vehicle ­– would already be enforced.

He explained that this year’s Festive Season Road Safety Campaign is part of the 365-Days Action Agenda which brings local and national resources together to remove reckless drivers from the roads.

The routes listed in the report are as follows: R61 at the border of Western Cape and Eastern Cape, Mankweng R71 in Limpopo, N4 at the Vosman area, near Emalahleni in Mpumalanga and the N2 Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mbalula said motorists using these roads over the festive season can expect to be stopped or delayed by roadblocks.

He added that in addition to roadblocks and spot checks on private vehicles, Covid-19 protocols will be enforced on all forms of public transport, mainly taxis.