The Inkatha Freedom Party remains deeply concerned that not enough is being done by traffic authorities to curb and counter the large number of incidents of reckless driving on our roads.
IFP Spokesperson on Transport Mr Petros Sithole, MP said, “The way some drivers conduct themselves behind the wheel is simply criminal. They seem to have no regard for their own safety or for the safety of other road users. Drunk driving, especially by the youth, also remains rife and we therefore appeal to all drivers on our roads to exercise the utmost caution and care when they are behind the wheel and to always bear in mind it’s not only their lives at risk but also those of their fellow road users”.
“Roads that are not properly maintained place the safety of motorists at grave and unnecessary risk and we urge government to ensure that they only appoint legitimate contractors to maintain SA’s roads. Potholes must be repaired immediately and all road works conducted in a safe, effective and efficient manner. In addition, we call for continuous ‘Arrive Alive’ awareness campaigns to be conducted as we head towards the Easter holidays and festive season this year. Training of traffic officials should also be a continuous process according to the highest international best practices which will ensure greater road user safety,” concluded Mr Sithole.
Enquries: Mr Petros Sithole, MP on 082 743 1348
Issued by: Ms Nomava Nobumba, IFP Parliamentary Media Officer