Western Cape traffic officials launched its Easter Safety Campaign after at least eleven people have been killed on the province’s roads since the start of the long weekend.
The campaign aims to clampdown on motorists transporting illegal goods like drugs, abalone and unlicensed firearms.
Law enforcement officials are working closely with traffic officers to carry out blitzes in areas that are notorious for serious crashes.
Parts of the N7, the N1 and N2 have been identified as high risk zones.
Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says five adults and two children were killed when the driver lost control of the vehicle they were travelling in outside Montagu yesterday afternoon.
An elderly man and a child who survived the crash remain in a serious condition in hospital.
Africa appeals to the public to report any suspicious activity.
“If someone speeds or does anything risky that obstructs your sight of the road call the police. We need to work together to create safer roads for the community,” says Africa. VOC