Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula takes on drunk drivers in Johannesburg on Monday 2 December 2019, to reduce road carnage ahead of the festive season.
In the name of road safety, Mbalula went as far as to climb inside a Johannesburg Metro Police patrol car, to inspect their automatic number plate recognition system.
“Technology allows our traffic officers to scan all vehicles and know immediately if it was stolen or there are warrants for the owner and other important information. It is things like these that will help us fight road carnage,” said Mbalula.
“Technology allows our traffic officers to scan all vehicles and know immediately if it was stolen or if there are warrants for the owner and other important information,” added Mbalula.
Mbalula said he was very happy and elated with the efforts to support police officers. “I’m happy with how the taxpayer’s money is being spent here in Johannesburg. We would like to reduce carnage on our roads by 10% and the police are fully equipped, so there is nowhere to run. Please don’t drink and drive, arrive alive, it’s important,” said Mbalula.
“This week we will roll out our plans for the festive season. To all South Africans, wherever they are, they must enjoy themselves with their families but they must be responsible. It starts with me, it starts with you, to keep our roads safe. In fact, it starts with our vehicle. Buckle up and make sure your vehicle is roadworthy,” added Mbalula.
Source: The southafrican