As high traffic volumes are expected between Gauteng and Limpopo, Limpopo MEC for transport Makoma Makhurupetje has led the festive season road safety campaign activation along the N1 road.
MEC is pleading with motorist to obey the rules of the road to shirk horrific accident which has been seen in N1 road.
She said there have been less crashes on the N1 highway, since they recently held a prayer between Modimolle and Mookgopong with religious group.
Makhurupepje said traffic officials will be closely monitoring the N1 road.
“The department is aware that most people are sceptical about travelling on the road during this period, but has assured members of the public not to panic because they will adopt a zero tolerance approach,” she said.
Although the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) in Limpopo said most of the mini bus taxi that are being impounded as a results of contravening relating to operating licenses.
“As many people travel to and from Limpopo this weekend, SANTACO will be intensifying the implementation of its operation Hlokomela campaign focusing on both drivers and passengers,” said SANTACO member.
He said was rare to find that a vehicle is impounded because of the road worthiness or drivers fitness.