A large number of drivers are expected to be on the roads today and tomorrow as we head towards the Christmas weekend. The Free State MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, has urged motorists to abide by traffic laws as we head toward the weekend.
Mashinini says the number of patrols and traffic officers on roads has been increased to ensure that less accidents occur as we head towards this weekend.
“Lives of people has to be saved, and alone as the government we cannot do that. We are therefore appealing to motorists to ensure that they check their cars and ensure that they are road worthy. Remember all of us deserve to live and that is why we are encouraging our drivers to be careful” he said.
Mashinini specifically appealed to truck drivers to keep a safe following distance and to drive slower than usual. He says drivers seems not to be as careful as they would like them to be.
He urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy.
Mashinini adds that the Department of Police, Roads and Transport together with the Zastron community have organised a community prayer session yesterday following a taxi and a bakkie collision between Zastron and Sterkspruit, which left 16 people dead and burnt beyond recognition in the past week. He urges motorists not to speed, to plan their trip, and drive safely as we head towards the Christmas weekend.
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