Multi-departmental drill demonstrates festive season readiness

2018-11-09 06:00
Crashed motor vehicles and people laying on the floor as if injured, formed part of the demonstration. PHOTO: supplied

Crashed motor vehicles and people laying on the floor as if injured, formed part of the demonstration. PHOTO: supplied

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MOTORISTS and residents who were passing the intersection of the R612 and R56 outside Ixopo on Wednesday, October 31, thought that there was an accident in the area, however it was just an emergency services rescue drill aimed at creating awareness about road safety.

The event was attended by Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality traffic police, the fire and disaster management team, SAPS, emergency rescue services and local tow vehicles, with the aim of raising awareness during the festive season.

This was also part of showing residents the readiness of the emergency services within Ixopo and surrounding areas. Emergency services have vowed to respond when required.

“Residents need to understand basic safety and security precautions.

“At this time of the year, road users must plan trips in advance and be cautious when driving at night, driving under the influence of alcohol, and stopping in remote areas,” said Sizwe Mthembu, the chief fire officer at the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality.

Municipal spokesperson Mlungisi Dladla has assured residents that all stakeholders would be joining hands to fight road accidents by conducting road blocks in the area.

He said the overall drill on Wednesday was educational.

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