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Campaign reduces crime on Cape's notorious N2 highway

Officials have made their presence felt along the N2 highway following several deadly attacks.

FILE: Several deadly attacks have been reported on the N2 over the past few months. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Metro police and other law enforcement officials have made their presence felt along the N2 highway earlier today to raise awareness around road safety.

This forms part of the City of Cape Town's regular safety drives along the troubled freeway.

Several deadly attacks have been reported on the N2 over the past few months.

Two months ago, Warrant Officer Johannes Petrus Holz was killed in an attack on the highway.

Members of the public formed an action group shortly after the incident to address safety concerns.

The City's JP Smith says these operations have already resulted in a drop in the number of attacks along the road.

"We had 60 people present this morning from the South African provincial traffic and city traffic departments. Law enforcement and Metro Police are on the road and are busy with awareness on the on-ramps and off-ramps to the N2; warning people not to stop on the N2 and to make sure that their cars are road worthy."