TMPD launches festive season traffic operation

The operation kicked off on Tuesday with a roadblock on the N1 north near the Carousel toll plaza.

Festive road safety operation underway at N1 and Carousel plaza. Picture: @TMPDSafety.

PRETORIA - Mayor Solly Msimanga and the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) have launched a festive season traffic operation which he says is not a once-off but the start of a continuous effort to change driver behaviour.

The operation kicked off on Tuesday with a roadblock on the N1 north near the Carousel toll plaza.

Msimanga says such an operation is not just about enforcing the law but changing people’s behaviour on the roads.

“We will ensure that we start a programme that will become continuous and not just [a] Christmas period programme. A programme that says how do we begin to change our attitudes towards road usage.”

Metro police chief Steven Ngobebi urged motorists to obey the rules of the road.

“Don’t over speed, don’t drink and drive, don’t drive unroadworthy vehicles, don’t use your cellphone while driving and buckle up.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)