Heavy traffic is expected over the coming long weekend as the province not only expects thousands of holidaymakers but will also have to accommodate yet another Zion Christian Church (ZCC) pilgrimage.
Police and the Department of Transport, Safety, Security and Liaison have once again warned that motorists who do not obey the rules of the road will be prosecuted.
Traffic officials will be deployed on all major roads across the province and especially on the major routes to and from Zion City Moria. Special focus will be on routes towards Polokwane from Musina and Gauteng. Officials will be deployed on the N1 South and N1 North, R37 Lebowakgomo road, R81 to Modjadjiskloof and R71 Tzaneen road. Officers will show no tolerance towards motorists disobeying the rules of the road and will also focus on transport permits, overloading, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Ronel Otto warned that criminals should not try their luck over the weekend. “Criminals should not think that officials will be deployed on the roads and neglect other areas. We will maintain high level visibility on the roads as well as in Polokwane to ensure a safe and peaceful weekend,” Otto said.
Story: RC Myburgh