Rules: Road users warned

2011-12-08 00:00

MOTORISTS caught disobeying the rules of the road during the festive season will face the full might of the law, Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu warned yesterday.

Traffic law enforcement is going beyond the call of duty and getting tough on transgressors as the festive season approaches.

Recent statistics show that since the beginning of December more than 451 015 vehicles have been stopped and checked. Since the beginning of December 10 530 people have been charged with disobeying the laws of the road.

“More than 140 were arrested for driving under the influence, 4 005 people were caught driving without wearing seat belts and 3 448 were driving unlicensed vehicles” said Mchunu.

He said that since the launch of a Red Spot Response Team there have been fewer fatal accidents.

“Part of our campaign Operation Valingozi [to curb accidents] is to ensure maximum enforcement this festive season and beyond,” he said.

He said officers will be out in full force to monitor traffic and help in reducing carnage on the roads.

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