The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) will be intensifying operations this Easter to ensure increased visibility in road policing, by-law enforcement and crime prevention throughout Tshwane. The focus will be on reducing fatal accidents, drunken driving, speed limit violations, illegal pedestrian movements on highways, drug and substance abuse, vehicle overloading and infrastructure theft.
Speaking at the launch of the Easter road safety campaign in Waltloo yesterday, TMPD chief, Lieutenant-General Johanna Nkomo, warned motorists that they will have zero tolerance for transgressors.
"There is nothing too big or too small that we won’t take into account. If your indicator is not working, it will be made a big deal. If a pedestrian is crossing a highway, that will be a big deal. It takes one little mistake to bring havoc and create offences, danger – and widows and widowers," she told the metro police officers.
We urge road users to always observe road traffic rules, fasten their seatbelts, not to drive under the influence of alcohol, ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and exercise patience on the road. Pedestrians, please make use of pedestrian crossings and only cross when it is allowed, and also wear reflective clothes when walking in the dark.