Authorities keeping a vigilant eye on Easter weekend traffic

With the Easter long weekend almost upon us, road traffic authorities are once again on high alert as travellers take to the roads. This despite President Cyril Ramaphosa urging people to stay at home. Authorities and representatives from SANTACO were out on the roads doing vehicle inspections. Nqobile Madlala reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Many South Africans will be hitting the open road this Easter weekend.

But authorities are clamping down on safety.

Traffic officers have held a roadblock on the N3 highway while taxi body Santaco is making sure taxis are adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

READ: Ramaphosa announces SA will remain on Alert Level 1

Officers wore their new body cameras while checking motorists’ fitness to drive, as well as vehicle roadworthiness.

Drones with a range of 10 kilometres also patrolled the road.

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