National 11.8.2016 05:00 am

Policewomen to be used to halt lawlessness

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

At least 40 people die daily on South African roads.

Female law-enforcement officers under the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) are set to take over the streets of South Africa this month in an effort to reduce road accidents and raise awareness about road safety.

Officers have planned a number of high-impact law enforcement operations in which all-female teams will be deployed at notorious high accident routes as part of celebrating Women’s Month.

Operating under the theme “Refihlile – We Have Arrived”, female officers have undertaken to show no mercy for lawlessness on the roads this month and beyond.

“No offence will be too big or small for us. We are up to the task,” said national traffic police (NTP) chief Ntsiki Jolingana.

The operations will be conducted by the NTP in collaboration with the SA Police Service, traffic departments, home affairs and other stakeholders.

At least 40 people die daily on South African roads. The high number can be attributed to traffic offences such as excessive speed, unsafe overtaking, driving under the influence of alcohol, and the unsafe crossing of the roads by pedestrians.

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