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Easter road safety operation sees several roadblocks in WC

Four people have been killed on the province's roads since the start of the long weekend.

A Cape Town Traffic Services official issues a fine to a driver caught using her cellphone behind the wheel in July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN
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CAPE TOWN - Many officials are manning several roadblocks across the Western Cape this afternoon as part of the Easter road safety operation.

Four people have been killed on the province's roads since the start of the long weekend.

In the latest incident, a pedestrian died after he was knocked over in Grabouw earlier today.

The motorist fled the scene.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says major highways across the province are relatively quiet this afternoon.

“The roads are quiet. It seems that most of our motorists will be taking the road tomorrow morning. Those who will be taking the road back to their different destinations in different provinces, please make sure that you are well rested before taking on these long distances.”

Africa says he’s pleased by the decrease in road fatalities in the Western Cape this Easter weekend.

Traffic officials have called on motorists to continue to adhere to the rules of the road.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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