Expect roadblocks this weekend

Madibeng’s Traffic Department launched the Pre-Easter Law Enforcement Campaign today, 12 April 2022, with a motorcade through Brits and a roadblock on Beethoven Road in Hartbeespoort.

A roadblock was held in Hartbeespoort this week to launch Easter law enforcement on roads in the area.

The campaign is aimed at heightening road safety awareness among motorists and pedestrians ahead of the Easter Weekend, which is historically a period with many road fatalities in the country.

There will be heightened law enforcement visibility over the Easter period to deter any and all reckless negligence on the road. Motorists can expect roadblocks on major roads in the area, as well as in towns and townships to ensure driver and vehicle fitness and compliance with the Land Transportation Act.

The roadblocks will be joint operations between the Traffic Department, Home Affairs (Immigration), South African Police Services and the Provincial Inspectorate.

Madibeng’s Chief Traffic Officer, Patric Muroti says the challenges they have noted in the past over the Easter season are overloading, illegal public transportation, pedestrian fatalities and drunk driving. His urgent message to road users during this season is: “Please make sure your vehicles are roadworthy and please guard yourselves against fatigue on the road.”