The City of Cape Town’s law enforcement agencies arrested 121 suspects and issued nearly 18,000 fines in the past week. “This past long weekend was quieter than the one before, and I want to thank the public for heeding my appeal to celebrate responsibly,” Cape Town’s MMC for safety and security[…]
LOCAL After receiving an overwhelming response yesterday, the City of Cape Town says it may consider extending the hours of its three-day Traffic Fine Roadshow. Hundreds of motorists braved the humid weather in snaking cues on Wednesday, to settle or reduce their fines. The three-day, “one-stop shop” also allows motorists[…]
Civilians are being warned not to direct traffic during power cuts. This as the country has been plunged into darkness as a result of rolling blackouts that have now reached stage six. Power utility Eskom this week ramped up load shedding to stage six, and now says it will be[…]
by Tauhierah Salie ** this post has been updated with the latest information Transgressing Cape Town motorists are warned that a newly approved by-law could- among other things- see their cars immediately impounded. According to the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate spokesperson JP Smith, local officials have[…]
It is unclear at this stage what the protest relates to. However according to SA Trucker, talk of a strike has been doing the rounds on social media for a few days. The N3 Toll Concession’s Thania Dhoogra said they were informed about the blockade at about 6am on Tuesday[…]
The Western Cape government says nearly 40 people died on the roads over the Easter Weekend. Eight drivers, 19 passengers and ten pedestrians lost their lives between the 14th and the 18th of this month. In one incident on the N1 near Beaufort West, at least 11 people were killed,[…]
Traffic volumes are increasing across the country as the Easter weekend comes to an end. On the N3, the Mooi and the Tugela toll plazas have each recorded close to 1 000 vehicles per hour. Between 1500 to 1900 vehicles per hour are passing through the Kranskop toll plaza on the[…]
As South African roads become busier – and more dangerous – during the festive season, the director of Justice Project South Africa, Howard Dembovsky, is critical of local, provincial and national government’s strategies dealing with road traffic management and collisions. His comments comes as transport minister Fikile Mbalula released the[…]
There have been fewer vehicles on the road compared to previous years during the festive season, says advocate Johan Jonck of Arrive Alive. There also appears to be fewer accidents involving multiple fatalities. The number of arrests for drunk driving is, however, still increasing. READ | 46 arrested for drunk driving[…]
Long weekends and the holiday season are well-known for being dangerous times on South Africa’s roads. Despite Traffic authorities best efforts, accidents and drunk driving continued to claim lives this weekend. According to EWN, at least 10 people have been killed on Western Province roads since the start of the weekend.[…]
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