BY REGINALD KANYANE
NEWLY-appointed minister, Joe Maswanganyi will officially activate the 2017 Road Safety and Law Enforcement Easter Operations.
Maswanganyi will be joined by MEC for community and transport managememt, Dr Mpho Motlhabane during the event that is scheduled to take place in the Rustenburg Municipality.
They will be joined by Faith-Based Organisations who will conduct prayers in four different areas identified as accident hotspot areas.
“Eight people recently collided with a cement truck on the N4 road. The activation of the Road Safety and Law Enforcement Operations is an annual campaign aimed at intensifying road safety education and increasing traffic officers’ visibility on the roads.
“The operations are meant to reduce road accidents and fatalities across all major roads across the province. These are also informed by the global UN Decade of Action for Road Safety campaign aimed at reducing fatalities by 50% by 2020,” Motlhabane said.
He said that Maswanganyi will further address the law enforcement and road safety officials who form part of the provincial Easter Road Safety and Law enforcement operations.
“During these operations, the Department joins forces with all stakeholders in the transport sector to ensure that the citizens of the province enjoy road accident and crime free Easter period,” he said.