Crossing the freeway is not only deemed dangerous to road users but also illegal act which leads to an arrest.

During a recent operation conducted by the Provincial Traffic Authorities and members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), about 19 pedestrians were arrested on the N4 road in Majakaneng.

The people arrested were charged R300 each for transgression of the National Road Traffic Act, 93, of 1996.

The Provincial Road Safety Management officials said the N4 in Majakaneng is identified as a hotspot in the Bojanala District with a high number of fatalities involving pedestrians.

This leads to more road safety campaigns targeting farm workers who cross the N4 on a daily basis to reach their work places in farms outside Majakaneng.

The objective of the campaigns is to raise awareness on the dangers of crossing the N4 freeway, an act which is not only illegal, but dangerous as well.

The Department of Community Safety and Transport Management through its Road Traffic Management and Road Safety Management Directorates pleads with road users in general to comply with the road act and not to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Pedestrian Safety