SOUTH AFRICA AIMS TO REDUCE ROAD DEATHS BY HA;F THIS COMING EASTER WEEKEND

PRETORIA, The South African Road Traffic Management Corporation says it will focus more on road safety awareness campaigns which will highlight the dangers of unsafe road usage this coming Easter Weekend in order to reduce the normally high incidence of traffic fatalities seen during period of increased holiday travel in the country.

Stating that it aims to reduce road deaths by 50 per cent this Easter weekend, the Department of Transport said Monday that

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi and his deputy, Sindisiwe Chikunga, would visit the main taxi rank in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) on Tuesday as part of that drive.

RTMC Spokesperson Simon Zwane says: “We’ve identified the routes that will be carrying lots of traffic, and also the roads that are hot spots for traffic accidents.

We will be working together with SAPS (South African Police Service) and traffic officials to ensure safety throughout this period. We will be undertaking a high level of road user education, making sure that motorists, pedestrians, and passengers are aware of their responsibilities on the roads this coming period.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK