More traffic offenders to be arrested

Traffic officers are highly visible on roads this festive season.
Traffic law enforcers are to get tough on offenders as we approach the festive season.

This is according to the CEO of the Road Traffic Management Corporation, Makhosini Msibi.

He says they are aware of an increased number of drivers who obtained drivers’ licences fraudulently and are currently investigating these cases.

Msibi adds that next week the Department of Transport will roll out the 2016 festive season strategic plan on how to ensure safety and secure mobility of road users in the country.

“In the past months we have been arresting traffic officers, driving schools, and everyone who are involved in obtaining drivers’ licences fraudulently.

“In terms of our law enforcement and road safety strategy we will leave no stone unturned in relation to those on our roads without valid drivers’ licences. This also applies to those who do not carry their driving licences on them.”

The Road Traffic Management Corporation and the Department of Transport will launch the festive season programme on November 25.

Msibi says Minister Dipuo Peters is expected to unveil a comprehensive festive season programme that deals with traffic law enforcement.

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