Media Invitation to Join MEC Max at Safely Home Checkpiont
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)
Venue: N1, Worcester
Note: Please confirm attendance of reporters/photographers.