City of Joburg determined to reduce road carnage during Easter

2017-04-04 11:41
Traffic congestion. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Traffic congestion. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will be launching a road safety awareness campaign on Tuesday in an attempt to reduce road carnage during the Easter weekend. 

The launch is being held a near Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, where Mashaba, the MMC for public safety Michael Sun and Johannesburg Metro Police Department officials are expected to address and engage with motorists.

The campaign is aimed at educating and encouraging motorists to obey the laws of the road.

Roadblocks and stop and search operations, led by Mashaba and Sun, will be conducted throughout the day. 

City of Johannesburg's Tanya Heydenrych said the City would increase road controls, stop and search operations and police visibility during this time, and that anyone found to be under the influence of alcohol would be taken off the road. 

Heydenrych said the safety campaign started in March and was not only about safety on the roads, but also included public safety and fighting against crime.

The campaign will continue in the run-up to the Easter weekend.

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