ROAD SAFETY 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 of Action for Road Safety.
The aim of the Decade of Action for Road Safety is to first stabilise the high number of road fatalities globally, then bring them down by at least 50% before the end of the Decade. An ambitious goal nonetheless achievable with the support of every role player like the Eqstra. As a signatory of this Convention, South Africa is one of the leading nations that committed itself to reducing road fatalities on our roads. The Second UN Road Safety Week has been based on a global theme adopted by the Zenani Mandela Road Safety Foundation, called Long Short Walk, a theme based on Nelson Mandela’s book, Long Walk to Freedom.