Cops set to clamp down on unroadworthy vehicles over Easter

Tens of thousands of motorists are making the annual Easter weekend trek to holiday destinations.

FILE: Metro Police are set to clamp down heavily on motorists driving unroadworthy vehicles. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says Metro Police will clamp down heavily on motorists driving unroadworthy vehicles and they will not be permitted to continue their journey if stopped.

Tens of thousands of motorists are making the annual Easter weekend trek to holiday destinations the period is marked by hundreds of deaths in violent collisions.

Metro police and other law enforcement agencies launched their Easter weekend road safety campaign on the N1 north today.

Ramokgopa says in the past, motorists were just issued with tickets for unroadworthy vehicles.

"Unlike before when we find a car to be unroadworthy, it's directed to one of our two testing centres which will be operational for 24 hours. If it fails the test, it will not be allowed to continue with the journey."