Eastern Cape Transport, Safety and Liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana is set to officially launch the provincial Easter Holidays’ Arrive Alive Campaign at Phakade Junction along the N2 Road on the border of KwaZulu Natal tomorrow.
Drunk driving, reckless and negligent driving will be highly observed, as the province strives to curb carnage on the roads.
Pedestrian fatalities will be another area that will be getting attention, having been identified as a major challenge to have emerged from last year’s festive season.
Twenty vehicles will also be handed over to help traffic officers in executing their work.
The vehicles range from high performance vehicles, bakkies and buses, to check traffic fines and facilitate suspected drunk driving cases.
MEC Tikana said the purpose of the launch was merely to intensify the province’s programmes as road safety was a 365-day programme.
“This is to give marching orders to our traffic officers, to license them to intensify their actions in line with the demands that come with high traffic volumes. We are going there to also call on motorists to work with us, we can never win this fight alone. We need them to also adopt the spirit of being traffic officers and traffic police themselves before our officers even come in,” said Tikana.