Western Cape Government event: Safely home road safety workshop

Donald Grant, MPP

Western Cape Government, Minister of Transport and Public Works

Twitter: @WCGovSafelyHome

Website: http://safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za/campaigns

Venue:            Sanral Provincial Headquarters.

1 Havenga St, Oakdale.

GPS: -33.885721, 18.635802

Date:               Thursday 30th October, 2014

Time:               10am – 12pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, Childsafe and Sanral invite you to attend a road safety workshop on Pedestrian Awareness and Pay Day Weekends. The workshop is aimed at promoting road safety awareness among influential people who can help influence positive behaviour change on Western Cape roads.

Our focus in November is on the high numbers of pedestrians being killed in South Africa and in the Province. To date, no fewer than 448 pedestrians have been killed on Western Cape roads in 2014. We will also be looking at the road trauma peaks experienced on pay day weekends, the phenomenon called the Pay Day Blues.

10am – 10.05am Welcome Prof Sebastian van As

Head: Trauma Unit, Red Cross Children’s Hospital

Chair: Childsafe SA


10.05am – 10.20am Overview: the Road Trauma Pandemic.

The Pay Day Blues.

Hector Eliott

Chief Director: Road Safety Co-ordination, Western Cape Department of Transport & Public Works


10.20am – 10.35am Pedestrians on Freeways Randall Cable, Engineering Manager: Operations,



10.35am – 10.50am Pedestrians in the Metropolitan Environment Sean Glass, Manager: Network Facilitation and Development


10.50am – 12pm Discussion and refreshments