Motorists urged to be cautious

2018-06-27 06:01

The Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport has warned motorists to drive with caution on two interprovincial roads.

These are the R702 (Dewetsdorp to Wepener) and the R709 (which creates a network between Thaba Nchu, Tweespruit and Excelsior, and further connects to Windburg).

The strong warning follows various fatal accidents, apparently caused due to the impatience of motorists.

“It has come to our attention that most of the accidents that happen on the R702 are due to motorists driving beyond the speed limit and ignoring road signs,” said Hillary Mophethe, departmental spokesperson.

“The construction of roads in the province is evidence of government upholding its intention of building a legacy in the Free State province.”

According to Mophethe, the time frame for completion of the Thaba Nchu public route, regarding construction for the 2018-’19 financial year, is March 2019.

The project received a prestigious national Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) award in 2015 in the category for best service delivery.

Mophethe said construction was in its second phase, with the first phase having commenced on 1 April 2014.


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