Minister Urges Motorists to be Extra Cautious throughout the Festive Season | Western Cape Government


Minister Urges Motorists to be Extra Cautious throughout the Festive Season

9 December 2010

The beginning of the December school holidays today and the closure of some businesses for the festive season will, from now onwards, result in excessive traffic volumes on provincial roads as people enter or leave the Western Cape for their holidays.

In light of this, Minister Carlisle has appealed to all road users take more personal responsibility for road safety during this period.

I urge all motorists to be extra cautious and courteous on the roads. Traffic volumes will be extraordinarily high on all major roads from now onwards. Many people will be travelling throughout our beautiful province and the rest of the country to enjoy special moments with loved ones.

Tragically, these periods are often overshadowed by the unnecessary loss of lives on our roads mainly because of irresponsible driving behaviour by some motorists.

Don't put the lives of other road users at risk of an injury or death by ignoring the laws of the road.

I also urge parents to ensure that their children do not play on the streets to avoid being knocked down by reckless drivers.

If we all take our responsibility towards roads safety seriously, we can save lives during this period and beyond concluded the Minister.

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