KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala and MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni on Wednesday launched the Easter road safety campaign to promote responsible road use over the Easter long weekend and beyond.
A total of 1 279 vehicles were stopped at a roadblock at the Mariannhill Toll Plaza, with 30 motorists being charged and one vehicle suspended (for unroadworthiness).
“We want to ensure people follow all protocols of Covid-19 and ensure road users follow protocols and obey the rules and law,” said Zikalala.
MEC Nkonyeni urged motorists to drive responsibly over the Easter weekend.
“We want to ensure our road users are driving on our roads responsibly. We want them to avoid consumption of alcohol before they arrive at their destinations, we are going to be checking speed limits and also want to ensure drivers have a passenger list for long distance travelling,” said Nkonyeni.
The list refers to a requirement for taxi drivers to keep a list of their passengers if they are travelling long distances, as well as their next of kin.