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Traffic officials, armed with new technology, will be keeping a sharp eye on motorists in the Western Cape this Easter

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Apr 15, 2019 5:03 AM 5+ day ago

Traffic officials, armed with new technology, will be keeping a sharp eye on motorists in the Western Cape this Easter

At least 520 traffic officials are expected to be on the Western Cape's roads, rolling out a "fine-tuned" pilot project and working around the clock to ensure road safety this Easter.

This is according to provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa, who was speaking at a media briefing on Monday, where the province's Easter enforcement strategy was broadly laid out.

Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, said "our enforcement and awareness interventions have been designed to respond effectively to the expected increases in traffic volumes and vehicle activities that have become synonymous with this dangerous period".

Driver fatigue, irresponsible driver behaviour, speeding, drinking and driving (and walking), as well as passengers' failure to use seat belts continue to be the leading contributory factors in road deaths.

According to the Department of Transport and Public Works' own data, there ...

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