Media Invitation to Join MEC Max at Safely Home Checkpiont | Western Cape Government


Media Invitation to Join MEC Max at Safely Home Checkpiont

7 June 2010

The media is invited to join Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, and law enforcement officials from provincial traffic, local traffic and South African Police Services (SAPS) at a Safely Home checkpoint on the N1 near Worcester at 1pm tomorrow. (Wednesday, 9 June 2010)

With the closing of Western Cape schools for an extended five weeks tomorrow and Cape Town's first World Cup soccer match kicking off on Friday, checkpoints will be set up across the province tomorrow.

  • The team examining vehicle roadworthiness, driver's licences, drunk driving, driver fitness and drug-related offences will be joined by officials from SARS and Nature Conservation who will screen vehicles for illegal goods and the illegal transportation of protected species and material.
  • A mobile alcohol-testing unit from South African Breweries in conjunction with Business Against Crime will be set up.
  • The Morpho Touch Fingerprinting machine will be used by SAPS to screen drivers as it takes seconds to pick up whether a person's fingerprints are connected to a crime or not.
  • Safely Home road safety pamphlets will be distributed to the public to raise awareness and give safety tips at the start of the school holiday and the World Cup.

Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2010 (tomorrow)

Time: 13:00

Venue: N1, Worcester

Note: Please confirm attendance of reporters/photographers.

Media Enquiries: 

Jo Lennox
Media Liaison Officer
Ministry of Community Safety
Cell: 082 780 0242

X P Wentzel
Media Liaison officer
Law Enforcement Co-ordinator
Department of Community Safety
Cell: 082 820 0621