JOINT STATEMENT BY WESTERN CAPE MINISTERS ROBIN CARLISLE (TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS), DAN PLATO (COMMUNITY SAFETY) AND THEUNS BOTHA (HEALTH) Ministers launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the Easter Weekend
All Safely Home programmes and initiatives aimed at increasing road safety during the festive season are in place as a transversal approach between the Western Cape Departments of Community Safety, Transport and Health.
We are committed to increasing safety in the Province and are working pro-actively towards reducing the numbers of lives lost on our roads.
This festive season we have once again been focusing on visibility, enforcement and education on all national and provincial routes in the Western Cape. Whilst preventative measures are in place, so are all processes to ensure swift and effective reaction to incidents.
Our Safely Home campaign sees an integrated law enforcement approach and has already brought about a 27.6% reduction in road fatalities in less than three years. All law enforcement officers and medical personnel will be out in full force.
Now we must urge every road user, including our public transport operators, to take responsibility for their side of the partnership and to act in the interests of safety. We can only continue to bring fatalities down by being better together.
PLEASE SEE THE THREE SEPARATE MINISTERS’ COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN THAT FOLLOWED THIS BLOG ENTRY