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Transport Minister to launch 2017 Easter Road Safety campaign

She will address law enforcement officers and the lead joint law enforcement parade and operation.

The Minister of Transport Ms Dipuo Peters will officially launch the 2017 Easter Road Safety Campaign in Somerset West on Friday, 31 March 2017.

As part of the Easter launch campaign, Minister Peters will address law enforcement officers and also lead joint law enforcement parade and operation.

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Last year the number of fatalities on the roads saw a massive decrease of 46%. 287 people died on South Africa’s roads in 2015, and last year that number declined to 156 deaths. The Minister said this was due to a higher visibility of law enforcement on the roads after she expected a “zero tolerance and no mercy for traffic violations on the road”.

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During the launch Minister Peters will be joined by the Deputy Minister of Transport Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga, provincial MECs for Public Works, Roads and Transport and Community Safety and Liaison, CEOs of Transport State Owned Entities, key transport stakeholders and law enforcement officers.

The details of the 2017 Easter Road Safety campaign launch are as follows:

Date: Friday, 31 March 2016

Time: 09h00

Venue: Cardinal Weighbridge, Somerset West (located between N2 and R102 )

Source: Arrive Alive

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