SA road crashes prompt 24-hour law enforcement

SA road crashes prompt 24-hour law enforcement

The transport ministry says they are doing everything in their power to reduce deaths on our roads.

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Transport spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi says the introduction of a 24-hour law enforcement operation will see officials out in full force on the roads in all nine provinces from sunset to sunrise.

Around 23 people have been killed on the country's roads this long weekend already. 

Ten people were killed in two separate crashes in Mpumalanga on Saturday morning

"The exact cause of these crashes are still under investigation. These crashes are however characterised by human behaviour. This 24-hour operation will increase police visibility and ensure greater impact," Mnisi explains. 

The 24-hour operation is yet to kick in.

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Mnisi says: "Provinces are submitting budgets and plans and the RTMC will in due cause announce when the operations kick in."

Meanwhile, transport minister Joe Maswanganyi says the Aarto Amendment Bill is a direct result of the untenable and unsustainable road safety challenge in South Africa.

The bill places more obligation on law enforcement agencies in dealing with the carnage on the roads.

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