To ensure the province’s roads are safe the Western Cape government plans to introduce a number of interventions.
The provincial department of transport said that it would focus on policing a number of problem areas, that includs alcohol abuse and speeding on the road.It also said that its provincial traffic services have had 167 patrol vehicles fitted with new in-vehicle technology to help with this.The cars have been fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) capability which enables our traffic officers to determine the roadworthiness, validity of operating licences and clearance certificates, it said.The vehicles can stream live footage to the province’s Central Communication Centres as well as receive on-board alerts for any speed contraventions through any of the Average Speed Over Distance (ASOD) sites on all national roads within the province. The provincial department of transport said “We are (expecting) to see a significant influx of motor vehicles into Cape Town this year as a result of water shortages that the rest of our country is facing.”The department said, with the start school holidays in process, industry closure, and the increase in the number events being hosted in the Western Cape,will contribute to this influx of motorist.