Call for road users to observe rules during Easter break

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has urged motorists to observe the rules of the road ahead of the looming Easter holidays.

Chikunga has since launched the 2023 Easter road safety plan as part of the 365 road safety and law-enforcement programme nationally.

The department has also welcomed 257 newly trained traffic officers.

Meanwhile, the City of Johannesburg will launch its Easter safety campaign on Tuesday.

Councillor Mgcini Tshwaku, member of the mayoral committee for public safety, and the leadership of the public safety department will launch the city’s Easter safety campaign under the sub-theme #LungisaIndabaZakho.

“This operation aims to encourage the public to renew their vehicle licence discs, renew their driver’s licences, and visit their nearest vehicle testing station for roadworthy tests,” said Xolani Fihla, spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.

“Motorists will be encouraged to do these before they travel so that they don’t find themselves on the wrong side of the law.”

Fihla said Operation #ManjeNamhlange will continue to be the primary theme. Through the operation, Johannesburg residents will be encouraged to:

  • Keep set speed limits
  • Pay traffic fines or face prosecution
  • Refrain from performing church rituals in rivers and streams, especially since there is a cholera outbreak.

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