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Eastern Cape Department of Transport’s Road Safety Educators team up with Traffic Officers in educating motorists and pedestrians about road safety through roadblocks and road shows.

Local school girls during their visit to the Department’s Bhisho Airport as part of the annual take a girl child to work day. This program twins with the Department’s commitment to providing bursaries and scholarships to young students from disadvantaged communities.

The team of Provincial Traffic Officers readily available to serve you by enforcing Traffic and other related laws in the roads of the Eastern Cape Province.

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport continues to diversify public transport to benefit the people of the province; the Kei Rail passenger service is continues to attract scores of passengers who use in their travelling through the province.

With the province being largely rural, stray animals remain one of our challenges which the Department is vigorously responding to with the Stray Animals Management Program by appointing Road Rangers tasked with removing them from the road.

EC Transport to host pedestrian safety workshops PDF Print E-mail

In a bid to fight against pedestrian fatalities and to empower pedestrians holistically, the Eastern Cape Department of Transport in collaboration with various provincial institutions will host Pedestrian Education workshops throughout the province.

 

 

The idea was initiated by the fact that pedestrians are legitimate road users, who are most vulnerable on the roads. They constitute 40% of the total road accidents and this is more prevalent in third world countries. The accidents are as a result of unacceptable road user behavior and attitudes coupled with high level of ignorance.

 

Another factor being that South Africa is a much motorized society and infrastructure has been developed around the needs of the motorist, creating better roads resulting in high speed and less focus has been put on the pedestrians. Whether building new infrastructure or renovate the existing facilities, it should be made to accommodate pedestrians. The situation is made worse by inadequate pedestrian facilities closer to the residential areas, too busy main roads and the establishment of informal settlement.

 

Among the institutions that are going the be part of the workshops, we have Road Accident Fund, South Africa National Road Agency Limited, South African Breweries, Social Development , Safety and Security, Safety Engineering Sanlam Sky, Health Department and Local Government and Traditional Affairs Department.

 

Topics of the day will include:

 

Ø   Safety and Security

Ø   Substance and Alcohol Abuse

Ø  Traffic laws and other legislations

Ø  Pedestrian Safety

Ø  Accident, Injuries and Claims,

Ø  Insurance

Ø  Safe Environment and Passenger Safety.

 

Details of the workshops are as follows:

 

District

Date

Venue

Amathole

15 /07/2011

Middle drift Community Hall

OR Tambo

20/07/2011

Mthatha City Hall

Chris Hani

22/07/2011

Cofimvaba Com. Hall

Alfred Nzo

03/08/2011

Shinta Community Hall

Mt. Frere

Cacadu

11/ 08/2011

P.E. City Hall

Joe Gqabi

25/08/2011

Aliwal SPA Hall

 

Issued by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport

Media contact:

Ncedo Kumbaca 

Director: Communications

082 562 6023


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