The Western Cape’s Department of Transport and Public Works has added 87 new traffic officials on Monday, December 13 who will be deployed at various provincial traffic centres across the province.
The department said the new officers will be deployed in areas like Knysna, Beaufort West and Vredendal in the Western Cape. According to the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell his department’s primary focus, this festive season remains the maintenance and the regulation of safe and responsible road user behaviour.
“Despite all the challenges, our law enforcement officers will continue to provide structured traffic law enforcement and road safety interventions to influence all road users positively to demonstrate improved behaviour while using our road network to commute within and beyond the Western Cape during this festive season,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell said he has complete confidence in the newly qualified traffic officers as they will proudly represent the provincial traffic services and serve the citizens where they will be deployed with respect and professionalism.
“We look forward to seeing how every member of this class translates the excellent training they have received into action which will save lives and make our roads safer places.
“All of these students have been trained on how to fully utilise all of our current technology which includes our in-vehicle technology, handheld devices and digital printing solution to issue traffic fines,” Mitchell explained.
Mitchells went on to say that the provincial traffic service will also continue with the operational mandate to enforce all Disaster Management Act (DMA) regulations based on the applicable COVID-19 Alert Level, as required by the law.
“Our tactical and operational plan has been aligned to the National 365 Road Safety Calendar. Extensive use of all our available data and information sources played a critical role when we compiled our detailed and approved Integrated Tactical Planning for this Festive Season,” he said.
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