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NewsMotorists urged to be cautious in the rain

Motorists urged to be cautious in the rain
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Mpumalanga MEC, Vusi Shongwe urges Motorists to be cautious in the rain.

The rain affects the drivability and this may lead to deadly crashes if greater care is not taken.

Roads become slippery and this may impact motorists’ ability to respond appropriately in case of emergencies.

It is in this context that Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, is appealing to motorists to use the road with greater caution in this wet weather.

“We appeal to drivers to keep headlights on when driving in the rain, increase following distances and also avoid excessive speeding. They should further adjust their driving to various prevailing conditions on the road,” says the MEC.

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Shongwe also advises motorists to avoid crossing low lying bridges as this poses danger to them.

He is again reminding motorists to obey the rules. He says those who will be driving long distances today and on Easter Monday must rest sufficiently along the way.

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The MEC is happy with the cooperation among stakeholders. He also notes the positive impact that law enforcement visibility across most roads in the province is having on road safety despite fatal rashes recorded so far in the province.

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At this stage, 13 people have lost their lives in 43 fatal crashes. This includes four people who perished in the N17 toll road crash that happened on Friday.

According to the MEC with increased cooperation from motorists, these numbers could be reduced as compared to last year’s Easter holiday crashes.

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