Road safety: 24/7 shifts planned for traffic cops

2011-03-30 00:00

NATIONAL government wants to have traffic police on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While this is still in the planning stage, the KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department has already initiated a three-shift system.

KZN MEC Willies Mchunu said at a press briefing after his budget speech that most accidents happen late at night and in the early hours of the morning. Currently officers only work these shifts during the festive season and at peak traffic times. National Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has meanwhile announced the launch of new national traffic police unit to assist on poorly policed national roads.



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