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Kimberley - Northern Cape Transport MEC Martha Bartlett on Thursday called on road users to take personal responsibility for their safety on the province’s roads during the Easter holiday rush.

“I call upon you road users - private motorists, cyclists, pedestrains and public transport operators, to take personal responsibility for your safety on our roads during Easter and school holidays,” she said at the launch of the Easter road safety campaign on Wednesday.

She urged road users not to drink and drive.

The head of Bartlett’s department, Steven Jonkers, said traffic officers would be on roads to ensure that motorists abide by the rules of the road.

“We will maintain our zero-tolerance to lawlessness on our roads and caution all road users to abide by the rules of the road. We caution our road users to buckle up, not to drink and drive, to drive within the speed limit and avoid dangerous overtaking.”

Last year six people were killed in Northern Cape over the Easter long weekend.

African News Agency