The Department of Transport will start its Easter road safety campaign next week with roadblocks to check on on passenger overloading, roadworthiness and drunk driving.

The Department of Transport will start its Easter road safety campaign next week with roadblocks to check on on passenger overloading, roadworthiness and drunk driving.

reported that Arrive Alive spokesperson Ntau Letebele said provincial traffic law authorities would also be looking at driver licences and vehicle registration.

Authorities will also be on the look-out for violations like using a cellphone while driving, unsafe overtaking, reckless driving and unfastened sit-belts.

“Traffic law enforcement satellite stations on the provinces' main routes will also help to enhance law enforcement visibility and render assistance to road users,” he said.

He said the department would strengthen law enforcement on identified hazardous stretches of road to curb deaths.

The department said traffic volumes were expected to start picking up next Thursday at about noon. It expected traffic volumes to be extremely high on main routes until the following Monday, when people would be returning home.

Meanwhile, a man in Mayfair was arrested this week after advertising that he organised credit card type licences as well passports and South African ID documents.

Johannesburg Metro police spokesman Conel Mackay said four boxes of application files for conversion to new licences and about 200 credit card driver’s licences had been recovered and confiscated from the man’s premises.

The police were tipped off after a woman responded to one of the man’s ads and applied for a new licences through him, believing it was legal. One of the adverts outside the premises said: 'We will queue for you”.

However, she became impatient after the application took long and went to the police to ask what the hold up could be. Police then raided the premises.