Be lekker on the roads this Easter advises traffic department

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa talks to Lester Kiewit about the upcoming Easter Weekend and what motorists need to be aware of.

We expect high volumes of traffic to start leaving Cape Town around 2 o'clock this afternoon until early Friday morning.

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

There will be large numbers of public transport vehicles such as taxis and buses heading out of town for the Eastern Cape, he adds.

There will be thousands and thousands of taxis leaving through the N1, that's the notorious road of death between Beaufort West and Aberdeen.

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

Our officers are in full gear with all officers working this weekend and we will be testing all these taxis, making sure they are roadworthy and not overloaded

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

The department plans to use its new hand-held devices to monitor taxis driving on the roads.

The message should be, just respect one another on the road, and make sure that you think about fellow road users.

Kenny Africa, Traffic chief - Western Cape

Africa also explains why the hot cross buns video that went viral is not an accurate measure of alcohol levels - and its ok to eat buns and drive.

Take a listen:


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