Roadhogs beware, warns Radebe

2006-12-05 21:30
Johannesburg - Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe announced on Tuesday that a new road-safety initiative would be piloted this festive season.

The "Nokeng Tsa Taemane" road-safety project was being launched jointly with the festive-season campaign, "Let's Remember", at Rayton Nokeng Tsa Taemane in the eastern Gauteng area.

The purpose of the projects is to reduce road fatalities.

"The annual tragedy in traffic is not an act of fate.

"History has shown that it is possible to make a successful contribution to the fight against road accidents.

"Road accidents are the work of man. We create them ourselves and we must, therefore, also solve the problem," said Radebe.

A zero-tolerance attitude to road offences would be adopted by all law enforcers.

Tips from the minister

"Critical offences and contributory factors to accidents are drinking and driving, speeding, overloading of passengers and goods, not wearing seatbelts, moving violations and unroadworthy vehicles."

Radebe also pointed out safety tips for the public.

These were to always wear a seatbelt; not to drive too fast as speed was a factor in 75% of fatal crashes; to be patient, to wear bright clothes at night and not to drive when drunk.

He said frequent stops on long-distance trips was necessary.

"When tired, rest every two hours or every 200kms and service and maintain your vehicle properly."

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