Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is calling on all road users to approach the long weekend with extra caution.
This after a higher traffic volume is expected to increase on National roads especially on the N1 North bound whereby thousands of migrant workers working in Gauteng and other provinces will be travelling to Limpopo due to long weekend.
“The Province has been hard at work to reduce the number of fatal accidents reported on weekends, caused mainly by unsafe overtaking, speeding, reckless and negligent driving amongst other factors” MEC Ramakhanya said.
The MEC is urging all road users to exercise their maximum patience and to observe their speed to accommodate the expected congestion, also to remain cautious with other motorists and pedestrians and ensure if their vehicles are roadworthy.
Mme Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya says the department will deploy officers and stage roadblocks in all the major roads of the province to monitor compliance since traffic is expected to increase on Thursday afternoon until late at night and on Sunday when most of the holidaymakers drive back to their respective destinations.