Few accidents over Easter

2016-04-01 06:00
Photo: Siphelele Nketo Municipality traffic officer, Superintendent Mzomhle Maphanga (left) and Greater Kokstad Municipality fire station officer, Thobekile Ngodwana.

Photo: Siphelele Nketo Municipality traffic officer, Superintendent Mzomhle Maphanga (left) and Greater Kokstad Municipality fire station officer, Thobekile Ngodwana.

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MUNICIPALITY and provincial traffic officers were on duty over the Easter holidays ensuring that road accidents and were kept to a minimum and fatalities decreased.

Operations began on 18 March and will end on Tuesday. During operations 13 people arrested for drunk driving.

Superintendent Mzomuhle Maphanga from the municipality traffic police told Fever that only five accidents occurred during the Easter weekend compared to 30 last Easter.

“We had one accident with fatalities where one person died.

“We are grateful to stakeholders for their participation during this period in reducing road accidents on our roads. Pamphlets were issued to motorists advising them about drunk driving, fatigue and they were given maps for directions.”

Road safety awareness campaigns were held in the N2 Triangle and N2 Mistyfields where motorists were stopped and educated about road safety and laws.

During Operation Supenda Maphanga­ said 10 vehicles were taken off the road due to unroadworthiness.

Greater Kokstad Municipality fire station officer, Thobekile Ngodwana, said fire officers also responded to many areas that were on fire.

He said in March seven people were slightly injured, and one was reported dead due to fire.
“We responded to a shack which was on fire at Mphela Township and two houses at Shayamoya,” said Ngodwana.

He urged people to comply with the laws by servicing their fire extinguishers.

Operations began on 18 March and will end on Tuesday. During operations 13 people
arrested for drunk driving. Superintendent Mzomuhle Maphanga from the municipality traffic police told Fever that only five
accidents occurred during the Easter weekend compared to 30 last Easter

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