JOHANNESBURG - Obey the rules or face the full might of the law.
That's the warning traffic officials are sending to motorists this Easter weekend.
More officers are being deployed to try and reduce road fatalities.
Despite this, it's been a bloody start to the holiday.
“The minister [Blade Nzimande] directed the law enforcement officers to arrest law breakers indiscriminately, we've got law in the country which must be followed and nobody must be left doing something wrong on our roads,” said Transport Department spokesperson, Ishmael Mnisi.
But even though authorities have beefed up enforcement operations, at least ten deaths have been reported.
ER24 says while extra resources are being deployed, it's up to drivers to stay safe.
“We bring in extra resources, extra vehicles on the road and we place the strategically along the routes that people are going to their destinations. But as we said earlier the responsibility is on the driver. The responsibility is on the people going on their holidays to stay safe and obey the rules of the road," said ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring.
Those using public transport during this time are worried about speeding drivers.
They say when they voice their concerns, it often falls on deaf ears.
Police have urged motorists not to take any chances.