The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works
said during the winter period there will be more traffic visibility and zero
tolerance for bad behaviour on the roads.
MEC Donald Grant together with Provincial Traffic Chief
Kenny Africa today unveiled the 2015 Winter Traffic Law Enforcement Plan which
will be from this month until the 31st August.
MEC Grant said the deaths remain unacceptably high and on
the rise, necessitating focussed interventions in areas where we know road
users are most vulnerable.
MEC Grant added that the lowest fatalities over this
period were experienced in 2012, with 293 fatalities over the 92 day period
averaging at 3 deaths per day.
MEC Grant said pedestrians remain the leading class of
fatality over this period of the 344 deaths during last year 2014 over this
three month period 164 (48%) were pedestrians and (20%) were passengers.
Meanwhile Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the
fatigue management initiative continues to yield positive results through its
focus on long distance and public transport as well as private vehicles
travelling long distances.
The traffic authorities have identified focus areas and
an operational plan.
Africa said we have identified focus areas through out
the Western Cape Province especially during the winter period our collective
efforts will be focussed on the following Driver fitness, Vehicle fitness,
Safety and compliance, Seatbelt compliance, Alcohol and fatigue management,
Visibility and moving violations, Dangerous road user behaviour, Load
Management, Overload Management.
Africa added that the operation plan will consist of K78
roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints, alcohol blitzes, and operations focussing on
fatigue, speed, learner transport public transport, and pedestrian safety.
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