Sipho Mabena
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3 Mar 2020
6:15 am

Justice Project SA slams JMPD after deaths on Joburg’s N12

Sipho Mabena

'They prioritised revenue collection over road safety,' said JPSA's Howard Dembovsky, who added he had repeatedly warned about the dangers of setting up a roadblock on the slip road.

Motorists can expect roadblocks along the major routes. Picture: Gallo Images

An accident that claimed three lives, including that of a year-old infant, on Johannesburg’s N12 highway would not have occurred had the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) not set up a roadblock on a precarious bend, the Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has said. Howard Dembovsky, founder and chair of JPSA, said he had repeatedly warned the JMPD about the dangers of setting up a roadblock on the slip road for the past two years to collect traffic fines. “Conducting roadside stops to check for traffic fines is not a road safety campaign or operation. That is revenue collection. That...