Roadblocks and speed checks nab thousands in Cape Town

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[…]

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CPT motorists warned of newly approved Traffic By-law

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[…]

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Truck protest on N3 brings traffic to a halt

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[…]

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Traffic volumes increase as Easter holidays end

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[…]

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Justice Project SA criticises road traffic management, proposes restorative justice strategy

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[…]

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Drunken driving arrests rise but fewer vehicles on the road

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[…]

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Long weekend road accidents claim 10 lives

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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