BELFAST – Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane, accompanied by Police Minister, Bheki Cele, Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, Provincial Community Safety, Security and Community Liaison, Gabisile Shabalala and Health MEC, Sasekani Manzini handed over 39 vehicles to the various security clusters as donated by the Road Transport Management Corporation (RTMC) in order to tackle road safety and adequate security for all citizens during the festive season.
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The entourage continued to conduct an inspection of vehicles along the road interacting with drivers and passengers. They also conducted road safety tips with commuters of public transport on the do’s and don’ts while traveling, including resting every two hours on the road.
Drivers received road safety packages, too.
According to Mtsweni-Tsipane: “Last year this time, we already had about 40 fatalities on our roads, but this year the figure has risen to 50. This calls for an intensification of our efforts to ensure that we inculcate it in the consciences of road users to drastically decrease fatalities on our roads at All costs.
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“We’ve made resources available through the vehicles for traffic officers with these powerful vehicles that will ease their jobs. The SAPS, too, also received additional vehicles. We’re certain that there’ll be safety both on the roads and in communities. We wish our citizens and other road users, the best during the festive season.
“Most importantly, as we celebrate, let’s adhere to COVID-19 regulations by keeping to social distancing, washing our hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and sanitizing always,” she concluded.