A Taxi march on Thursday, 15 June 2017, severely affected traffic in and around Centurion, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
This march created various problems with traffic, especially in the Midrand area. Lot's of commuters were left very late for work, or in a position where they could not get to work at all. This action however, did not just only affect the traffic. CPF Crime Groups have gone crazy with messages with traffic reports and queries, making it extremely difficult for the members to concentrate on crime reports as well as emergency calls and to request the correct parties to be dispatched to attend to the crime related situation or emergency.
The same scenario played out on the Rooihuiskraal / The Reeds Community Police Forum groups. A spur of the moment action, the creation of a temporary traffic report group on Social media platforms, within minutes resolved this problem. It provided a platform for the community to talk to each other and get valuable information as to which roads could be used and which roads to avoid, and also allowed the CPF to concentrate on what they are there for. Monitoring the crime groups for criminal and suspicious activity and emergencies. These groups all have members from Security Companies and other relevant services like EMS on them.
Us as the Rooihuiskraal and The Reeds Community Police Forum, just want to thank the members of the community in understanding the purpose of the Emergency groups, and taking on to the new although temporary traffic group that was created and leaving the Emergency groups for their intended purpose and taking the traffic queries so quickly to the new group.
This is just a great example of how everyone in the community can work together and how quickly solutions can be put in place for problems or issues to keep all informed, the information on the relevant and correct platforms, and keep things moving smoothly.
Rooihuiskraal / The Reeds
Wierdabridge Sector 2
Community Police Forum