Speeding, fatigue and drunken driving are among the biggest contributing factors to accidents on the roads of the Northern Cape province. eight critical accident-prone routes which are the R31, that includes the towns of Hotazel, Kuruman, Danielskuil, Barkley West and Kimberley; the N8 which includes Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater and Taung; the N12 in Kimberley, Warrenton, Modderrivier, Britstown and Three Sisters; the N14 along Kuruman, Kathu, Olifantshoek and Upington; the N8 in Groblershoop and Kimberley; the R385 in Olifantshoek, Postmasburg and Danielskuil; the N10 through Upington, Groblershoop, Britstown and De Aar, and the N1 in Colesberg, Richmond and Three Sisters have previously been identified by the department of transport safety and liaison and residents are urged to be cautious on these roads. This as 04 April 2023 marks the official launch of the 2023 easter arrive alive road safety campaign to be launched in in Springbok. This launch will place emphasis on the 365 days of road safety. The launch will be on the N7 weighbridge ahead of the busy long weekend, this as thousands of people prepare to travel to various destinations across the country and abroad for the Easter holidays. The department says it is ready to deal with the expected high volumes of traffic.
Journalist: Phumla Matole