02/05/2013. Employees of the Tshwane Metro Police Department spent the day outside the Metro Police Head Offices in WF Nkomo (Church) street in protest against the new shift system that was rolled out on Wedneday. Picture: Oupa Mokoena Picture: Oupa Mokoena

Pretoria - Tshwane metro police have arrested 32 pedestrians found walking on freeways across the city, spokesman senior superintendent Isaac Mahamba said on Saturday.

“We have identified that pedestrians are involved in several accidents which happen on our roads. The 32 we have arrested will be charged for being a source of danger on the freeways,” he said.

Mahamba said the police had also arrested two people for drinking and driving.

Four drivers had been nabbed for speeding since Easter holidays began.

He said there had been no major accidents across the city so far.

Mahamba said the Tshwane metro police was deploying more than 50 police officers per shift to monitor the roads.

“That has been working wonders for us. Those officers are not static, they are moving across the city and ensuring law enforcement,” he said.

“Whenever they suspect a vehicle of being unroadworthy, they stop it and do the checks. We would like to urge motorists to be patient and abide by rules of the road. Long distance drivers must remember to take breaks at intervals to avoid fatigue.”

On Thursday, Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa joined hundreds of police officers inspecting traffic on the N1 heading to Limpopo.

Several trucks were fined for excessive loading. - African News Agency