Gauteng vows to deal with transgressors on major routes

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Gauteng Traffic Police has vowed to intensity operations on major routes in an effort to deal decisively with transgressors.

“The Gauteng Traffic Police will lead a series of road safety activations and operations across the province in order to save lives and will ensure that all drivers who conduct themselves with impunity are detained,” Gauteng Traffic Police spokesperson, Sello Maremane, said on Wednesday.

The undertaking comes after the arrest of two men who were arrested for allegedly excessively speeding at an average of 130 - 134 kilometres per hour on a prescribed speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour on Tuesday.

The men aged 58 and 45 were arrested during an operation conducted along the N12 freeway in the Western corridor and were detained at Bekkersdal police station.

“It is unfortunate that the drivers continue to put the lives of Gauteng road users at risk through reckless and negligent driving behaviour. We urge drivers to always comply with the rules and regulations of the road in order to save lives,” Maremane said.

Many road fatalities that the province continues to record is due to unroadworthy vehicles, unsafe overtaking, over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and general disregard of the rules of the road or road traffic sign amongst others. –