Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena’s) would like to alert motorists to various criminal activities taking place not only along the N1N4 route but surrounding provincial and national routes as well.
Recently, a warning has been released by SAPS around these incidents which highlighted various roads including sections of the Bakwena N1N4 route. The N4 between R512 off-ramp and Bapong whereby rocks are placed on the road, N4 between the M17 towards Brits which has seen an increase in spiking incidents as well as the N1 between Pienaarsrivier and Wallmansthal.
In light of recent incidents Bakwena would like to share some valuable safety advice aimed at preventing motorist falling victim to such crimes.
- These spiking incidents are predominantly taking place at night therefore we encourage motorists to avoid travelling at night if possible.
- Should you need to travel at night, please be vigilant & reduce your speed to allow you better visibility of the road ahead.
- Do not stop if you hit an object, reduce your speed and try and drive as far as possible to the nearest place of safety where you can pull over and get assistance.
- Call 0800 BAKWENA / 0800 2259362 should you come across any objects along the Bakwena N1N4 route or require assistance.
- Other important numbers to note:-
- Pienaarsrivier SAPS – 012-722-0000
- Hammanskraal SAPS – 012-432-8787
- Silverton SAPS – 012-841-7551
- Brits SAPS – 012-381-6077/78
Bakwena’s route patrollers patrol the N1N4 route 24/7 and regularly remove items from the road. Bakwena is not a law enforcement agency but works closely with the authorities who have also ramped up their visibility along the route to prevent and discourage these incidents from taking place.
Should anyone have any information relating to these criminals and incidents, we encourage you to please inform SAPS so the culprits can be dealt with. Let’s work together to ensure everyone’s safety.