Sunday, April 17, 2022

WC Transport & Public Works MEC launches Easter Safety Plan, with a focus on seat belts.

The Western Cape’s Transport & Public Works Department encouraged motorists and passengers to buckle up this Easter weekend.

South African law requires that all vehicle occupants wear an appropriate seat belt. Global research shows that wearing seat belts reduces the risk of death in motor vehicle crashes by up to 45%. It also found that seat belts prevent 99% of occupants being ejected in a crash.  

Traffic officials will this weekend be out in full force, enforcing compliance.

“This operational plan for the Easter period 2022 forms part of the National 365 Road Safety Calendar, which will be strengthened by well-structured and integrated operations across the province through an integrated and joint approach,” said Mitchell.

The department activated their Easter safety plan since the beginning of April, and includes three critical periods;

 • Pre-Easter period:

1 April 2022 – 12 April 2022

• Easter long weekend:

14 April 2022 – 18 April 2022

• Freedom Day and Workers’ Day Long weekend:

26 April 2022 – 3 May 2022

“We encourage all those who will be traveling this weekend to practise good driver behaviour, comply with the rules of the road, stay within the legal speed limits and observe adequate rest periods during travel in order to avoid fatigue,” said MEC, Daylinn Mitchell.

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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