Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Road safety plan launched ahead of festive season

Transport and Public Works MEC, Daylin Mitchell, recently launched the 2021 festive season safety plan, which will be running until the end of January 2022.

The safety plan is aimed at maintaining and regulating safe and responsible road user behaviour this festive season and beyond.


Transport and Public Works MEC, Daylin Mitchell, addressed departmental officials, graduates and members of the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell on Monday. Courtesy: News24


The plan commenced with its first phase in October, as part of transport month, and will continue with the additional two phases throughout and after the festive season.

Learner transport operations, public transport operations, fatigue management operations, alcohol enforcement, inter-provincial travel operations and front and rear seatbelt operations are among the many interventions of the safety plan.

In terms of fatigue management, Mitchell noted that available technology will be used to assist traffic offers track “key fatigue-indicating data”, such as departure and arrival points, driving times, speed profiling and vehicle tracking, to monitor road user fatigue.

Furthermore, the Transport and Public Works department will be working with the Chief Directorate of Transport Operations, the Provincial Regulatory Entity, Emergency Medical Services, Forensic Pathology Services, South African Police Service and traffic officers to enforce and maintain the success of the safety plan.


Done By: Caitlin Maledo

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