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As the festive season approaches, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is gearing up for a 46-day operation, deploying heightened police roadblocks in strategic areas to address issues such as speeding, reckless driving, overloaded public transport, and driver fatigue.

POLICE ROADBLOCKS COMING HERE

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Police in Gauteng are gearing up for the festive season. Photo: SAPS/ Facebook

The targeted routes, in effect from Friday, December 1, 2023, to Monday, January 15, 2024, include:

  • N1 North from Carousel Plaza to Nyl Plaza.
  • N4 East from Nelspruit to Machadodorp.
  • N3 from Hilton to Durban.
  • N2 from Mthatha to Kokstad.
  • N1 from Bloemfontein to Colesburg.

In addition to intensified roadblocks, the RTMC plans to implement 24/7 patrols on major routes, along with tactical blue-light and high-visibility block patrol systems.

YOUR CAR WILL BE IMPOUNDED

Some of the 60 informal taxis impounded at the KwaNobuhle police station. Photo: Thamsanqa Mbovane

Emulating the Western Cape’s zero-tolerance approach, law enforcement will be vigilant in pulling over, fining, and potentially impounding vehicles with significant mechanical defects or those not adhering to new, stricter traffic by-laws, including driving without a license plate or sporting a cracked windscreen. The RTMC aims to address safety concerns on South Africa’s most hazardous roads, prioritizing the reduction of fatalities.

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