Motorists travelling through the Free State over the Easter weekend have been warned about poor road conditions. Roads and Transport MEC William Bulwane launched the 2022 Easter Road Safety Campaign in Bloemfontein.
He has urged road users to stick to the speed limits as roads are riddled with potholes. The province’s road network connects six other provinces.
Traffic volumes are expected to increase on major roads over the coming days. Some road users have called on government to improve the road infrastructure.
“I don’t feel safe at all because this year most people driver under the influence but seeing the officers here makes me feel safer.”
“They must try to fix other roads because there are potholes everywhere. I just had an accident because of a pothole.”
“I was in Ficksburg today and the roads between Fickburg and Ladybrand is very bad, is very dangerous. I’m talking about potholes which are not small, huge.”
High compliance levels on roads ahead of Easter weekend: