Motorists urged to be alert on N1 N4 routes

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire urged motorists to be aware of various criminal activities taking place along the N1N4 route and surrounding provincial and national routes.

Police have recently issued a warning about criminal incidents on sections of the Bakwena N1N4 route, as well as other roads. This includes the N4 between R512 off-ramp near Brits where rocks are placed on the road, the N4 between the M17 and Brits where an increase in spiking incidents have been resported, as well as the N1 between Pienaarsrivier and Wallmansthal.

“In light of recent incidents, Bakwena would like to share some valuable safety advice aimed at preventing motorist falling victim to such crimes,” Bakwena said in a statement.
• These spiking incidents are predominantly taking place at night therefore we encourage motorists to avoid travelling at night if possible.
• Should you need to travel at night, please be viligant & reduce your speed to allow you better visibility of the road ahead.
• Do not stop if you hit an object, reduce your speed and try and drive as far as possible to the nearest place of safety where you can pull over and get assistance.
• Call 0800 BAKWENA / 0800 2259362 should you come across any objects along the Bakwena N1N4 route or require assistance.
• Other important numbers to note:-
o Akasia SAPS – 012-564-0700
o Brits SAPS – 012-381-6077/78
o TMPD – 012-358-7095/6

“Bakwena’s route patrollers patrol the N1N4 route 24/7 and regularly remove items from the road. Bakwena is not a law enforcement agency but works closely with the authorities who have also ramped up their visibility along the route to prevent and discourage these incidents from taking place.

“Should anyone have any information relating to these criminals and incidents, we encourage you to please inform SAPS so the culprits can be dealt with. Let’s work together to ensure everyone’s safety.”