Community Safety

Drive Responsibly and Save Lives

The holiday season is here and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) urges motorists to observe the speed limits set on different zones.

Over-speeding is regarded as a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes. This festive season the City urges motorists to help reduce carnages on the City’s roads and freeways.   

According to EMPD Acting Spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, law enforcers will be stationed all over the City to bring order. He said Member of Mayoral Committee for Community (MMC) Cllr Pheladi Mmoko will unleash the metro police officers across the City’s highways and freeways to enforce the law.

Mokheseng said motorist must bear in mind that speed increases the likelihood of crashing and reduces the ability of the driver to steer safely around curves or objects on the road. He added that it was the responsibility of the motorists to be considerate drivers to enable road users to arrive alive at their various destinations.

Effects of drinking and driving:

  • Reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash/to stop the vehicle.
  • Extends the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.
  • Increases the severity of a crash once it occurs.
  • Alcohol slows down your reaction time.
  • Alcohol distorts your vision.
  • Alcohol gives you false courage.