Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 Winter Traffic Law Enforcement Plan

Mkhuseli Khusi Veto
10 June 2015

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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