Chikunga leads festive season road safety awareness campaign on N3

Chikunga leads festive season road safety awareness campaign on N3

South Africa – Thursday, December 14, 2023

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga will lead the festive season road safety awareness campaign at the Sanral Mariannhill Toll Plaza on the N3 in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday .

 
“The festive season road safety awareness campaign is a government programme that aims to prioritise and promote safer road usage during the high peak season on South African roads,” the department said in a statement .

 
The objective of the campaign is not only to ensure smooth flows of traffic but also to prevent negligent and reckless driving that results in road crashes, injuries and fatalities .

The road safety campaign was launched in the last week of November and is a collaboration between different levels of government, transport entities led by CEOs, private sector organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and key stakeholders and role players .

“Festive season activities in South Africa are associated with year-end celebrations, economic industry slowdowns and year-end closures, increased traffic volumes and increased road crash incidents,” the statement read .

 
The department said a large proportion of road crash victims are pedestrians and passengers as a result of lack or even non-use of safety belts and jaywalking .

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