Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has vowed to deal with motorists who do not abide by the road rules this festive.
During his speech at the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s offices in Midrand on Tuesday.
Mbalula said road fatalities could be avoided if motorists abide by the rules of the road and drive safely.
“You can’t drive a car from Harare to Pretoria and Johannesburg without breaks; it’s not possible. That is absolute nonsense and madness,” Mbalula said.
Mbalula stated that the roads are about to be busy as traffic volumes will increase over the next two weeks, he urged traffic officers to watch out for drunk drivers.
“Such people must be arrested as you’ve seen with our lunch, we’ve such occurrences on the road,” he said.
The N3, N1, and the N14 are expected to be extremely busy this festive season.
In 2018 at least 700 people lost their lives on the roads of South Africa during the festive season. Kwazulu Natal recorded the highest number of deaths followed by Gauteng.
We will keep you safe on our roads, hold those who break the law to account and minimize the loss of lives.
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) December 15, 2019