Transport Minister to launch 2017 festive season road safety campaign

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Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi will on Tuesday launch the 2017 festive season road safety campaign.

The launch will take place in Bela Bela, Limpopo, where the Minister will interact with community members on road safety issues.

The Minister will be joined by Transport Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, Public Works, Roads and Transport and Community Safety, Security and Liaison MECs from various provinces, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of transport entities and other key transport stakeholders.

As part of the official launch, the Minister will participate in a road safety walk and prayer that will be led by faith-based organisations and also visit the families of road crash victims.

Minister Maswanganyi has reiterated the call for citizens to obey the rules of the road in this festive season.

To combat the scourge, government plans to place mobile testing stations at strategic points to test the roadworthiness of vehicles. Drivers will also be tested for alcohol levels at all road safety law enforcement activations.

The department also plans to implement a no nonsense approach to public transport vehicles that are not roadworthy.

 

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