CAPE TOWN, February 13 – North West MEC for Community Safety and Transport Mokgantshang Motlhabane on Tuesday handed over new vehicles to traffic officials as part of the launch of February safety month.
The department handed over 20 new vehicles, including ten passenger vehicles and 10 bakkies which will be utilised to cover rough terrain. The vehicles were all marked and branded in provincial traffic logos, colours and stripes.
“All districts received five vehicles and LVDs comes handy for stations that are servicing villages, townships and small dorpies. These vehicles are supposed to be utilised to increase traffic officer’s visibility, ascertain free flow of traffic and to ensure safety in the urban and rural areas of Bokone Bophirima.
“This is a deliberate drive meant to mitigate recent accident reports that show a spike in accidents involving stray and wild animals especially along rural and farming areas. As such, these working tools will ensure that traffic officers do reach areas experiencing such with ease,” said Motlhabane.
”We endeavour to intensify our efforts in maintaining a high level of safety, with a specific focus on identified priority crimes such as human trafficking, drug trafficking, crimes against women, children and elderly people, gender-based violence, sexual offences and other contact crimes.”
– African News Agency (ANA)