‘Tis the season for ZERO TOLERANCE
The Garden Route district launched its festive season road safety campaign on Monday with a roadblock on the N2 near the Garden Route Mall.
There will be absolutely zero tolerance for unlawful road users this season. This was the clear message projected by the regional director of the N2 region, Nathan Arendse, in his keynote address at the launch the Garden Route district's festive season campaign.
Provincial traffic officers, joined by members of the local traffic department, police and Metro ambulance services, launched this integrated campaign for the festive season on the N2 between the Garden Route Mall and Eden Place (old Radermacher's building) on Monday morning, 10 December.
During this operation 230 vehicles were inspected, 15 suspended and 30 fines issued.
According to Arendse more than 400 additional provincial traffic officers will be deployed and 15 new, fully equipped vehicles have been released for the Southern Cape.
Provincial traffic chief, Quinton Williams, told the George Herald that this season they too will have a zero tolerance approach towards any offender on the Southern
Cape roads. "We cannot and will not allow motorists who break the rules to inconvenience and endanger other road users. No one should be killed or injured on our roads. Besides concentrating on speeding drivers, driver fatigue, seat belt usage and cellphone use, we will be conducting random breath testing as well," he said.
In a press release sent out last week Jandré Bakker, head of communications of the Department of Transport and Public Works, said that provincial traffic services will continue to work closely with the police, municipal traffic services and other road safety agencies this holiday season to make our roads safer for residents and visitors. The plans include ongoing random breath testing and alcohol operations with the aim of strengthening their #BoozeFreeRoads efforts on provincial roads.
See more photos and a video at www.georgeherald.com During Monday’s operation 230 vehicles were inspected, 15 suspended and 30 fines were issued.
Proper vehicle inspections were done during the roadblock.
Cedrick Yantolo (Metro EMS) even did blood pressure checks on motorists during the roadblock on Monday. George resident Anja Botha was happy to play along.