Traffic Officials Warned of Price of Corruption If Found Guilty of Bribery

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BYLINE: STAFF WRITER

COMMUNITY Safety MEC Patrick McKenzie says he has received several complaints about alleged bribery of traffic officials and warned that if arrested and convicted of such a crime, they will pay a "very high price for such negative behaviour".

In a review of Transport Month and the ongoing work of the Department of Community Safety, McKenzie appealed to commuters, road users, drivers and passengers to be extra careful when on the road.

"Let us ensure that every day and night is road safety. An ideal situation is for there to be no accidents and no deaths on our roads and for us to reach this goal we must take control of our safety which means driving within the road limit, not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no speeding and for commuters to also respect road signs and crossings designated for road users," said McKenzie.

He said road traffic law enforcement officers had a large responsibility to implement the laws which ensure safer travel. "I want our law enforcement to at all times ensure that the safety of our road users is ensured and for this to be carried out effectively they must implement the laws of road traffic usage and safety. …