Minister urges traffic officers to be on alert

Minister Dipuo Peters speaks at the manufacturing plant of Prasa’s new trains. Picture: Neil McCartney

The transport minister has issued a directive to all traffic law enforcement officers to show no mercy.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has issued a directive to all traffic law enforcement officers to be on high alert, show no mercy and adopt a zero tolerance to people who do not obey traffic laws.

In a statement issued by her spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi, Peters said the directive included violations regarding drivers who were caught driving at high speed.

“These drivers should not be given an option for bail and their names should be publicised,” said Peters.

“These directives will intensify the already announced plans to have highly visible law enforcement patrols on all known hazardous routes. There will also be roving law enforcement operations in hotspots including built-up areas, such as suburbs, townships and villages.”

The minister’s message came at a time when many major roads and highways are expected to be congested with traffic. This is because many people will soon be travelling back home from various places where they were their Easter Weekend.

– warren@citizen.co.za



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