The Festive season is on our doorstep, and along with all the holiday excitement comes the anticipated high traffic volumes on various routes in and out of Gauteng. In light of increased calls to escalate road safety and in a bid to curb fatalities on South Africa’s roads, Bakwena N1N4 has again partnered with Motus Corporation (Motus) and welcomes new vehicle sponsor, KIA Motors South Africa. The partnership with Motus starting in 2012, ensures visible policing during the peak holiday seasons.
The handover took place at KIA’s Fourways branch Tuesday 8 th December 2020, and included six vehicles provided by KIA Motors for the campaign: two KIA Rio, two KIA Seltos and two KIA Sportage. These vehicles will be added to the existing route patrols along the N1N4 route and will assist with Road Incident Management Services to increase and boost route surveillance, assist with crashes and also help motorists who find themselves in distress while travelling the route.
“Road safety is a priority all year round for Bakwena, who have various road safety initiatives that take place throughout the year in the communities adjacent to its route. At a time where the state of road safety in South Africa yet again takes centre stage, we once again welcome the support that we consistently receive from Motus and its subsidiaries. This year we welcome KIA Motors South Africa on board – their contribution will assist us greatly in providing motorists with the much needed support and safety on the roads while travelling this holiday season,” says Solomon Kganyago, Bakwena’s Commercial Manager.
Historically, this holiday period is known for increased incidents of drinking and driving, speeding, and general road negligence and as such, Bakwena will also be working together with Law Enforcement Authorities to carry out regular enforcement along this route in order to clamp down on any such irresponsible behaviour – which will go a long way in assisting with safer roads for all road users.
“Improving road safety in South Africa requires joint efforts from all stakeholders, and it’s often most effective to pool our resources to intensify road safety initiatives. As a global brand with a proudly South African heart, we are proud to partner with both Bakwena and Motus to ensure that safe road usage of all South Africans is at the forefront of our priorities this season,” states Gary Scott, CEO, KIA Motors South Africa.
About Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd
Bakwena has a 30 year Concession Contract with the South African National Roads Agency Ltd SOC (SANRAL) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a 95km section of the N1 (between Pretoria and Bela Bela) and 295km of the N4 (between the capital and Botswana). For more information about Bakwena you can log onto
www.bakwena.co.za or follow us on twitter @BakwenaN1N4
About Motus Corporation
Motus is South Africa’s leading automotive group, employing over 17 500 people. We are a diversified (non-manufacturing) business in the automotive sector with unrivalled scale and scope in South Africa, a selected international presence primarily in the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as a limited presence in South East Asia and Southern
and East Africa.
Motus traces its roots back to 1948, when its founding company Imperial Holdings Limited started as a single motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg. Motus was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 2018, following its unbundling from Imperial Holdings Limited.
About Kia Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd
KIA Motors South Africa was founded in April 1998, and is incorporated under Motus Corporation as the official importer and distributor of KIA Motors in southern Africa. Surprising South Africa for the past 22 years, KIA Motors South Africa has a dealership footprint spanning 69 dealerships throughout southern Africa, and offers a full range of passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles – all with an industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre/5-year Warranty. KIA Motors has been ranked number one for quality for six consecutive years by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.kia.co.za and follow us on social media @KiaMotorsSA.