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Call to Gauteng Scholar Transport Operators

Gauteng Traffic Police call upon Scholar Transport operators to exercise caution and make road safety a priority

The Gauteng Traffic Police call upon Scholar Transport operators to exercise caution and make road safety a priority following a growing number of road accidents reported in recent times. Just a week ago, a scholar bus accident claimed the lives of three learners and leaving sixty-three sustaining injuries in Carletonville. The learners were from Wedela Technical High School in Carletonville. The police are currently investigating the circumstances surround this incident.

To this end, the members of the Gauteng Traffic Police are intensifying operations in the Western corridor to ensure that there is provision of safe and reliable scholar transport. On Wednesday, 26 October 2022, the members of Gauteng Traffic Police through their operation discontinued 61 unroadworthy scholar transport vehicles in Khutsong policing precinct as follows, 45 minibuses, 8 buses, 4 light motor vehicles and 4 light delivery vehicles.

“Despite various road safety measures in place, Gauteng roads continue to experience an increasing number of fatal crashes involving Scholar Transport operators. The safety of learners within the public transport system remains a priority to Law Enforcement Agencies,” said Sello Maremane, Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson.

“The Gauteng Traffic Police will continue to intensify road safety strategies to ensure that learners are transported safely to and from their respective schools. This include mechanisms to ensure that overloading, unsafe overtaking, unroadworthy vehicles and excessive speeding is dealt with decisively on Gauteng roads,” added Sello Maremane.

All content and images provided by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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