THERE will be no mercy for motorists not abiding to the rules of the road.
The Joburg Metro police department together with the South African police service has warned that motorists not complying to the rules of the road will spend their long weekend in the cold and dark police cells.
Joburg metro police department spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said there will be zero tolerance on the road. “We will have road blocks every day throughout the city.
“Motorists must expect high police visibility every street corner and those not complying with meet the wrath of the law,” he said.
Minnaar said motorists driving under the influence of alcohol will be locked up and only get bail of between R 1 500 and R 2 500 on Tuesday.
“There will be no remorse for drunk drivers. Anyone found driving drunk will be arrested on the same day and be released on bail on Tuesday,” he said.
Minnaar said people driving with smooth tyres will charged a fine of R2 500.
He said that there will be no fine for speedsters but they will be taken straight to police cells while those driving without wearing their seatbelts will be slapped with a R250 fine.
He said driving while on the phone or texting will be fined R500.
Chief of the JMPD Chief David Tembe said the roadblocks will be set up on all major and busy roads and freeways. Tembe said motorists are urged to behave on the roads and cautious behind the wheels to avoid carnage on our roads.
There will be large presence of officers out there to reinforce the law and rules of the road,” said Tembe
Meanwhile, City of Joburg Emergency Management Services said officials will be on high alert this Easter holidays long weekend since the will be an increase in traffic flows leaving and some coming into the City driving to various holiday and religious destinations.
Spokesman Robert Mulaudzi said all twenty nine Fire Stations throughout the will be fully operational throughout the holiday period, to ensure safety to all our residents.
“Our Fire Fighters and Paramedics didn’t take leave to be with their families they have made this sacrifice to ensure that as an organization we are ready to render effective professional emergency services to all the residents and visitors of the City at all times.
This how speedsters will be punished according to their speeding limits.