The IFP is gravely concerned about the conditions of South African roads,
especially after the recent heavy rains. This situation needs urgent
" Every spring, after the heavy rains, our roads deteriorate further. A
recent report suggested that the road maintenance backlog was R149-billion"
said Hon. Eric Lucas, IFP Spokesperson on Transport.
Lucas further added that " Other challenges facing our transport sector
includes the problem of low lying bridges which endanger both drivers and
the communities living close by, who have no alternative other than to use
them to reach schools and their work places. These bridges, once damaged
are often not properly repaired" said Lucas.
The IFP calls for the Department of Transport to prioritise road
maintenance, before our roads disintegrate completely.
Lucas urged motorists to exercise extra caution when driving on wet roads
and encourages drivers to adhere to traffic laws as the rains continue in
some parts of the country.