Tuesday 24 December 2013 10:26
The North West Department of Public Safety says it has recorded over 14 000 people crossing at Botswana border posts as the festive season reaches its peak.
Spokesperson Ben Bole says border policing and traffic control have been increased to manage commuters.
He says they expect increased festive traffic at the main border gates, including the Kopfontein and Ramatlabama borders.
"Well thus far, in terms of the traffic flow, we have experienced 14 000 people passing through our main borders and also 3 500 vehicles crossing in and out the country using the major border gates of Botswana; that is your Ramatlabama, Stilpathek and Swartkop border gates."
Meanwhile, six people have been killed in three separate accidents in Limpopo. This brings to 51 the number of people who have lost their lives since December 1. The latest accident happened on Tuesday morning near Mookgopong where two people died after a vehicle collided head-on with a truck.
Roads and Transport spokesperson Jimmy Machaka says three people died after a minibus-taxi overturned near Tricharsdal outside Tzaneen. The deceased includes a three-year-old baby.
The second accident happened on the N1 North outside Polokwane towards Botlokwa. A pedestrian was hit by a truck and traffic was disrupted thereafter.
Roads and Transport MEC, Lehlogonolo Masoga, will on Tuesday conduct a road safety campaign at Krankop Toll Plaza between Polokwane and Pretoria.