In a bid to reduce road accident fatalities over the Easter weekend, the Western Cape government will deploy 520 traffic cops to curb dangerous driving.
This was revealed by Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant in a press briefing held on Monday.
27 Deaths were recorded during 2018’s Easter weekend in the province which was a slight increase from the 25 deaths recorded in 2017 during the same period.
Grant said an effort will be made to enhance the idea of personal responsibility that drivers are expected to take when on the road.
The safely home road safety campaign calendar theme for March and April is ‘personal responsibility’. The theme urges all road users to #BeTheChange.
Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Afrika also outlined the measures that traffic officers will take to ensure safe roads during the Easter weekend.
Drivers will be screened at our major fatigue points for any physical indications as well as blood pressure, glucose tests with the assistance of our integrated partners, EMS (emergency medical services).