Otjozondjupa Police urges motorists to plan their journeys well

27 Aug 2013 05:00
OTJIWARONGO, 27 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region has urged motorists returning from the long weekend on Monday or Tuesday this week to plan their journeys well in advance, and avoid speeding on roads.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb on Monday advised motorists to depart early from wherever they are driving, and to maintain the 120-kilometres per hour (km/h) speed limit on national roads.
“We have set up several roadblocks on the B1 road since Friday last week. Speed cameras are also set up between those roadblocks. We will not tolerate a driver speeding on the public road,” he told Nampa.
Khairabeb said a heavy flow of vehicles was seen coming from the northern parts of the country, and many vehicles were passing through the police roadblocks set up between Otjiwarongo and Otavi, as well between Otjiwarongo and Okakarara, and Otjiwarongo and Okahandja.
Between 90 to 100 vehicles passed through the police roadblocks every hour on Monday.
Several road accidents were also reported in the Otjozondjupa Region over the long weekend, but these luckily resulted only in minor injuries for those involved.
Khairabeb furthermore called on members of the public and motorists to report any reckless driving to the police.