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President Ramaphosa launches Transport Month campaign in Heidelberg

Ramaphosa is also expected to unveil an Arrive Alive programme, which will look at road safety and changing road user behaviour.

President Cyril Ramaphosa launches transport month on the N3 on Saturday 5 October 2019. Picture: Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Saturday launching the October transport month campaign along the N3 highway southbound, in Heidelberg.

Ramaphosa is also expected to unveil an Arrive Alive programme, which will look at road safety and changing road user behaviour.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged motorists to be extra vigilant on the country's roads, especially over the festive season.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the launch of transport month along the N3 outside Heidelberg in Gauteng.
The President traffic officers at a roadblock.

Ramaphosa said law enforcement agencies should show no mercy to reckless drivers

“Let us take this month seriously.”

He emphasises initiatives like transport month should be extended throughout the year

“To all of us as South Africans, let us take the 365 days much more seriously.”

The President will also use the event to proclaim the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, which he signed into law in August.

“During this October transport month, we want to invite all South Africans to use public transport as much as possible, to share vehicles, to cycle to work, to walk to work where they can to reduce congestion and carbon emissions.”

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