Traffic Officials must be more visible on our roads during the festive season

By Jane Sithole MPL, Interim DA Spokesperson on Safety and Security:

The following member statement was delivered by Interim DA Spokesperson on Safety and Security, Jane Sithole MPL, during a sitting at the Ehlanzeni District Council Chambers today.

Honourable Speaker.

I rise to deliver a member statement on behalf of the Democratic Alliance.

With the festive season upon us, the number of road accidents are already starting to increase. Taxis, trucks, passenger vehicles, busses etc. are all vulnerable to accidents.

With Mpumalanga sharing a border with two countries, the amount of traffic on our roads will also steadily increase.

Bad driver behaviour and fatigue are the leading causes for accidents on our roads, with intoxication following suit.

All people travelling on our local roads need to be attentive and ensure that their behaviour does not add to the death toll on our roads.

As such, The DA calls on the MEC of Safety and Security Vusi Shongwe, to intensify all programmes relating to road safety and ensure that traffic officials are more visible on our roads. We further call on all drivers to obey the rules of the road and be extra vigilant during this time.

I thank you.