Roadblock at Mount Currie interchange

2017-12-29 06:00
PHOTOS: siphelele nketoGKM Speaker Zolani Mhlongo greets a taxi driver at the roadblock.

PHOTOS: siphelele nketoGKM Speaker Zolani Mhlongo greets a taxi driver at the roadblock.

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LAST Friday, Greater Kokstad Municipality Speaker, Zolani Mhlongo, councillors, SAPS, Correctional Services, Road Traffic Management Corporation and municipal police held a roadblock at the Mount Currie interchange outside Kokstad.

Motorists were stopped and roadworthiness tests conducted on vehicles. Passengers were given road safety pamphlets and were told to wear seat belts and were told not to allow children to sit on their lap while driving.

Drivers were told to wear seat belts while driving and passengers were told to refuse to get into overloaded taxis, buses and vehicles.

They were also told to report taxi or bus drivers that drink alcohol while driving on the number 0800 339 911.

Thamsanqa Shasha, acting station commander from Kokstad traffic offices said traffic officers will work throughout the festive season and focus on the R56 between Matatiele and Kokstad and R617 between Kokstad and Underberg.

“Our traffic officers will show discipline, respect and dignity when stopping vehicles and will not laugh with criminals. Our aim is to make sure that passengers are safe on the road,” said Shasha.

As part of Thetha Nonembeza (speak to your conscience), Mhlongo said the municipality is working with all departments to end road accidents.


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