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Operation Exodus takes to the road<p>'Roads are generally busier over the Easter holiday with not only more vehicles, but also more long distance public transport vehicles on our major routes. Unfortunately, this time of year is also notorious for the number of accidents and loss of life and we want to do everything possible to ensure the safety of all our road users.</p><p>'Operation Exodus offers free vehicle checks and I want to encourage all our long distance operators to make use of the service. Ensuring your vehicle is in tip-top shape saves lives,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Last year 423 vehicles were presented at the testing stations and included 361 buses and 33 minibuses.</p><p>Vehicle examiners check a number of things, including tyres, brakes, wiper blades, the undercarriage and whether the vehicle is properly licensed.</p><p>Operation Exodus teams will be stationed at the Joe Gqabi Public Transport Interchange, Bellville Traffic Department and the long distance bus terminus in the CBD.</p><p>The teams will focus on vehicle safety, driver fitness, overloading, as well as the validity of operating licences.</p><p>'Our traffic officers and other enforcement departments will also be on the road to ensure the general motoring public has their vehicles checked. Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition, tyre pressure is set correctly, all lights and wipers are working properly,' added Alderman Smith.</p><p>Drivers must ensure they and their passengers are buckled up, adhere to the speed limits and that they take sufficient breaks so everyone arrives at their destination.</p><p>Operation Exodus concludes on 29 March.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-03-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0;L0|#07cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0|traffic;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement10

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