Feedback on roads over the holidays

2017-04-27 06:02
PHOTO: SuppliedThe vehicle that was involved in the accident with two taxis on the N2 in Scottburgh.

PHOTO: SuppliedThe vehicle that was involved in the accident with two taxis on the N2 in Scottburgh.

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THE Easter holidays were not as busy as in previous years on the South Coast, however, to ensure safety and security SAPS, Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and emergency services were visible throughout the holiday season.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said a number of road blocks were conducted.

“Various roadblocks were held in the Ugu cluster this past weekend. They were manned by SAPS, RTI and other law enforcement officials.

At Harding 15 people were issued with fines and in Scottburgh 16 people were issued with fines for Road Traffic Act offences. One person was arrested for being in possession of a speeding jamming device. He will be charged with defeating the ends of justice.

“In Port Shepstone 53 people were issued with fines for road traffic offences and 10 were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.”

At a police roadblock at the Oribi Toll Plaza on the N2 on Monday SAPS checked a suspicious vehicle and discovered it was a “sought vehicle”.

“The vehicle, a grey VW GTi with ND registration plates, was circulated as stolen in Phoenix earlier this month. Two adult male occupants and two adult female occupants were arrested and will appear in Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court for possession of a stolen vehicle soon,” said Wiid.

Kwazulu Private Ambulance spokesperson Belinda Catchpole said Kwazulu Private Ambulance paramedics attended to a number of accidents over the holidays.

One was an accident on the N2 in Scottburgh involving two taxis and a car.

“Paramedics arrived found the wrecked vehicles with multiple injured people.

A total of nine patients were treated and transported to various hospitals,’ said Catchpole. There were no fatalities.

Road accident Fund spokesperson Ernerst Nkuna said decisions that people made while on the road over the Easter period affected how their “road stories” unfolded.

“As responsible citizens, people must understand that how they conduct themselves impacts the lives of fellow road users.

All road users are therefore encouraged to take responsibility and commit themselves to safe road practices,” said Nkuna.

He said the Road Accident Fund stepped in to ease the pain of families and relatives of those who died over the Easter weekend, with assistance being provided to injured survivors.

For more information, call RAF on 0860 23 55 23 during office hours from Monday to Friday.

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