The Western Cape Department of Transport says it implemented more than 240 road-blocks and vehicle check-points on the province’s roads this Easter weekend.
Spokesperson, Jandre Bakker says law-enforcement officers arrested 22 people over the long weekend, for disobeying the rules over the road.
Bakker says the Department also saw a notable decrease in road-accidents, in comparison with previous years… this year only recording 25 road-deaths over the long weekend.
Major reduction in road deaths over Easter holiday period 🚙Read the statement by WC Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, here: https://t.co/TyCNLtfTQh pic.twitter.com/RclALHF8vx
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 6, 2021
After a long and successful operation, Western Cape Traffic Law Enforcement Officers in collaboration with South African Police Services and Road Safety Management says thank you to everyone who abided by the rules of the road this Easter period. You are all #SafelyHome heroes. pic.twitter.com/of8JxDepMA
— Safely Home (@WCGovSafelyHome) April 6, 2021