Cape Town’s Safe N2 Project covers more highways

The initiative was started by a group of Helderberg residents following the brutal murder Petrus Holz.

FILE: An image from Google Earth shows the N1 highway in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - A community initiative to ensure motorists' safety along the N2 highway has now been established along other highways in Cape Town.

The Safe N2 Project was started by a group of Helderberg residents following the brutal murder of 50-year-old warrant officer Petrus Holz in July last year.

The Hawks officer was ambushed, robbed and stabbed to death on the N2 near Macassar.



Members accepted to the project's WhatsApp group and Twitter and Facebook pages are able to share traffic related warnings, advice and information on these platforms.

The Safe N2 Project's Neil Slater says the initiative now covers the R300, the M3, the M5 and the R44.

"That's exactly what keeps us going, the positive response that we get."

So far, the project has more than 8,000 registered members and organisers say they are looking forward substantial growth in new areas.

The initiative has only received funding to set up a control room.