Soshanguve residents to continue road safety campaigns on Mabopane Highway

They say they are concerned about a high number of fatalities and accidents on that stretch of road.

Residents attend prayer session and road safety campaign launch on the R80, Mabopane Highway, in the north of Pretoria on 3 November 2017. Picture: Koketso Motau/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Soshanguve residents say they will continue to host more road safety campaigns on the Mabopane Highway to raise awareness ahead of the festive season.

They say they are concerned about a high number of fatalities and accidents on that stretch of road.

Campaign organiser John Molepo says since they launched the campaign five years ago, road accidents have declined.

“This time last year, we had 304 accidents and this year we’ve seen 249 so far which tell you that the number of accidents being reduced.”

City of Tshwane’s environmental MMC Mike Mkhari says the metro is supporting the road safety initiative.

“We need to start by taking care of ourselves on the roads. These are public roads, so we need to make sure that we comply.”