NEWS AND EVENTS
WEEK IN MAY 2013
The Minister of Transport, Mr Dikobe Ben Martins pronounced at the press briefing held in his offices on Monday 8th April, that South Africa will be participating in the Second UN Global Road Safety Week. The UN has declared the week starting 06-12 May 2013 as Global Road Safety Week, the second since the General Assembly declared 2011‐2020 as the Global Decade...
Mr Sibusiso Ndebele Minister of Transport
Pedestrians alone account for nearly 40% of road fatalities annually, which can be prevented.
The Think Pedestrian campaign is aimed at stabilizing, then reducing, these statistics through intensive awareness and education programmes for drivers and pedestrians.
- 1. Always walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk, walk facing to traffic.
- 2. Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
- 3. Don’t assume vehicles will stop; make eye contact with drivers; don’t just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, they may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
- 4. Don’t rely solely on pedestrian signals; look before you cross the road.
- 5. Be alert to engine noise or backup lights...
Think Pedestrian Golf day
- Date – 8 October - 2013
- Where: Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
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THE UN DECADE OF ACTION
ACT ON ROAD SAFETY
- 1. Nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the world's roads each year.
- 2. Up to 50 million people are injured, and many remain disabled for life.
- 3. 90% of casualties from road deaths occur in developing countries.
- 4. Annual road traffic deaths are forecast to rise to 1.9 million people by 2020.
- 5. Road traffic injuries are the number one cause of death for young people worldwide.
- 6. By 2015 road traffic injuries will be the leading health burden for children over...