Acting Mayor attends City road block
By Cindy Witten
29 December 2008
As part of the City’s road safety campaign, Acting Mayor, the Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town, Cllr Grant Haskin, visited a road block this morning. There he handed out information leaflets to the public.
Haskin says that the road block was a great success and that people need to know that Cape Town is a zero tolerance City.
“The City’s campaign has been highly successful. Not only in terms of almost halving the number of road deaths in Cape Town and the Western Cape over this festive season, but we have also increased the visibility of traffic officials across the City,” said Haskin.
Haskin says that since the campaign was launched, drivers are more informed about the laws of the road, such as drinking and driving, amongst others. He says that more and more drivers are becoming aware that they can be pulled over in road blocks for a number of reasons.
“We have started education people on the limits of alcohol use when driving, so that they can become responsible road users,” he said.
Haskin added that the City’s annual police plan lasts for the whole year, not just over the festive season, saying that it had however “stepped up” over the past season.