Home National Transport Minister to Ensure Road Safety During Holiday Season

Transport Minister to Ensure Road Safety During Holiday Season

by centra
0 comment
South Africa's Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has called on all road users to obey the rules of the road

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has announced that law enforcement officials will be out in full force to ensure the safety of the roads as holidaymakers travel to and from their destinations. With traffic volumes expected to increase during this time, authorities will be using technology to ensure compliance with road safety laws.

The Department of Transport, in collaboration with various provincial and municipal traffic departments, as well as transport agencies such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, the Cross-Border Road Traffic Agency, and the South African Police Service, will conduct road safety operations across the country. These operations will focus on high-risk accident-prone areas in an effort to prevent incidents and accidents by ensuring that all road users interact safely with the roads.

The Minister emphasized that heightened operations will be undertaken from Thursday to Monday, especially in corridors linking provinces that share borders. Additionally, 24 routes with a history of high crash and fatality rates will be prioritized for road safety measures. This approach aims to reduce the number of road traffic crashes and fatalities during the festive season.

The Minister also highlighted the use of technology in ensuring compliance with road safety regulations. Specifically, law enforcement will target motorists who drive without number plates, which is often done by speedsters and those seeking to avoid detection by speed cameras. Such vehicles will be stopped and impounded until proper number plates are attached.

In addition to focusing on compliance on South African roads, the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency will monitor ports of entry, including Beitbridge in Limpopo, Lebombo in Mpumalanga, Ficksburg in the Free State, and Golela in KwaZulu-Natal to ensure that vehicles entering and exiting the country meet all necessary requirements.

Furthermore, the Minister acknowledged the issue of corruption and bribery, particularly related to the issuing of learner’s licenses, which tends to increase during the festive season. To address this, anti-corruption agents will be deployed to crack down on corrupt behavior. The Minister warned both officials and the public to refrain from engaging in corrupt activities, as it undermines efforts to maintain safer roads.

The Minister also highlighted the positive outcomes of last year’s road safety efforts, which resulted in a decrease in road traffic crashes and fatalities during the festive season. She called for collective efforts from all stakeholders to ensure a better outcome this season and emphasized the need for continuous road safety throughout the year.

The Minister announced a six-point strategy that will guide road safety interventions in provinces, focusing on pedestrian safety, vehicle roadworthiness, public transport overloading, drunken driving, speeding, and execution of warrants. In particular, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga will receive focused attention, with nighttime deployment of traffic officers and road safety activations to improve pedestrian safety.

South Africa's Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has called on all road users to obey the rules of the road

South Africa’s Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has called on all road users to obey the rules of the road

 


________________________

Central News offers sponsored articles, Print Media, Social Media Marketing, Door To Door Pamphlet Distribution, podcast services, Video Production, live streaming , and paid interviews etc.

 

We guarantee exceptional exposure, reach, and engagement, with an excellent return on investment.

Advertisement:

To place your advert on our platforms (Print Newspaper or Digital Platforms) : Please email : sales@centralnews.co.za

For Business Related:
business@centralnews.co.za

Newsroom:
Send your Stories / Media Statements To: newsroom@centralnews.co.za

General Info:
info@centralnews.co.za

Office Administrator:
admin@centralnews.co.za

Whatsapp / Call: 081 495 5487

Website: https://www.centralnews.co.za

Social Media Platforms (@centralnewsza) : Linkedin, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube

#centralnewsza #fscentralnews #nwcentralnews #gautengcentralnews

CENTRAL NEWS #centralnewslive

#centralnewsissue

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept