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Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu-Natal will see intensified law enforcement on the roads over the next three months.

This comes as traffic authorities from across the country are conducting high impact road operations for the next three months to reduce deaths on the roads.

The operations are to continue with a special focus on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“Pay-day weekends and long weekends will experience stringent law enforcement operations and roadblocks to address drunken driving, speeding as well as reckless and negligent driving,” said a statement by the Road Traffic Management Corporation and Department of Transport (RTMC).

The chiefs of RTMC formed the National Road Safety Steering Committee last Friday and have finalised road safety plans for April, May and June. The meeting reviewed road safety trends over the past five years.

“In KwaZulu Natal the R618, the N2, N3 and the inner of city of Durban will receive attention,” said the statement. “Road users are warned to expect a high number of arrests and the impounding of vehicles as traffic authorities try to deal with all factors that contribute to fatalities on the roads. “Unroadworthy and unlicensed vehicles will be impounded … Drivers are advised to ensure that all passengers use seatbelts.” — WR.

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