JMPD deploys more officers as load shedding downs traffic lights

JMPD deploys more officers as load shedding downs traffic lights

File photo: A member of the JMPD indicates for a car to stop.

A JMPD spokesperson urges motorists to treat intersections with traffic lights out and no JMPD officers present as four-way stops.

The Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) said on Tuesday it had deployed more officers to manage traffic in the central business district after rotational power cuts by state-owned Eskom left many lights out.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said: “There are 145 critical points which have been identified on roads which carry the most traffic and 10 JMPD officers have been taken from each of the eight regions to focus on directing traffic.”

He urged motorists to treat intersections with traffic lights out and no JMPD officers present as four-way stops.

– African News Agency

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