Drivers rewarded for saving lives

2018-12-13 06:02
Felix Phahlane and None Jikwana both won a brand new seven-seater vehicle.

Felix Phahlane and None Jikwana both won a brand new seven-seater vehicle.

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Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday two weeks ago in recognition of drivers who have met their commitments in safe driving and responsibly, while transporting children to and from school.

The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programme.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme. Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure. The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge. The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.

Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards ceremony.

The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes. Miss None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater Nissan vehicle. Their awards reflect their consistently exemplary driving throughout the year, the programme says in a statement. Tsholosholo Benjamin Khantsi from Gugulethu won R20 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy as first runner-up. The second runner-up was Anthea Smith from Kraaifontein, who won R15 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy. Sam Msadu from Gugulethu was the third runner-up and won R10 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.

A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a
trophy. Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher. These drivers were Mzi Gushman, Daniel Adonis, Princess Kotyi, Pieter Fourie, Ilhaam Daniels and Shamiel Ryklief.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that.

Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely­.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday 1 December to recognise drivers who have met their commitments to driving safely and responsibly while transporting children to and from school. The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programm­e.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme.

“Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure. The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge. The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.

Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards ceremony.

The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes.

None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater vehicle. Their awards reflect their consistently exemplary driving throughout the year, the programme says in a statement.

Other drivers walked away with cash and petrol vouchers. A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.

Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that.

Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday 1 December to recognise drivers who have met their commitments to driving safely and responsibly while transporting children to and from school. The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programme.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme. Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure. The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge. The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.

Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards ceremony.

The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes.

None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater Nissan vehicle. Their awards reflect their consistently exemplary driving throughout the year, the programme says in a statement. Tsholosholo Benjamin Khantsi from Gugulethu won R20 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy as first runner-up. The second runner-up was Anthea Smith from Kraaifontein, who won R15 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy. Sam Msadu from Gugulethu was the third runner-up and won R10 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.

A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.

Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher. These drivers were Mzi Gushman, Daniel Adonis, Princess Kotyi, Pieter Fourie, Ilhaam Daniels and Shamiel Ryklief.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that.

Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday 1 December to recognise drivers who have met their commitments to driving safely and responsibly while transporting children to and from school. The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programme.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme. Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure. The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge. The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.

Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards ceremony.

The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes.

None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater Nissan vehicle. Their awards reflect their consistently exemplary driving throughout the year, the programme says in a statement.

Tsholosholo Benjamin Khantsi from Gugulethu won R20 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy as first runner-up. The second runner-up was Anthea Smith from Kraaifontein, who won R15 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a
trophy. Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher. These drivers were Mzi Gushman, Daniel Adonis, Princess Kotyi, Pieter Fourie, Ilhaam Daniels and Shamiel Ryklief.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that.

Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday 1 December to recognise drivers who have met their commitments to driving safely and responsibly while transporting children to and from school. The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programme.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme. Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure. The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge. The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.

Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards
ceremony.

The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes.

None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater Nissan vehicle. Their awards reflect their consistently exemplary driving throughout the year, the programme says in a statement. Tsholosholo Benjamin Khantsi from Gugulethu won R20 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy as first runner-up. The second runner-up was Anthea Smith from Kraaifontein, who won R15 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy. Sam Msadu from Gugulethu was the third runner-up and won R10 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.

A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a
trophy. Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher. These drivers were Mzi Gushman, Daniel Adonis, Princess Kotyi, Pieter Fourie, Ilhaam Daniels and Shamiel Ryklief.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that.

Safe drivers have been rewarded for transporting learners safely.

Childsafe SA, a non-profit organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18, held an awards ceremony on Saturday 1 December to recognise drivers who have met their commitments to driving safely and responsibly while transporting children to and from school. The annual ceremony is held under the Safe Travel to School programme.

The programme was launched in Athlone in 2015, with just 17 drivers. Now more than 800 drivers take part in the programme and transport around 10 000 learners daily in Cape Town.

“This means that there are a significant number of drivers who are trained in first aid, defensive driving, general road safety, child safety and stress management, and committed to being the safest drivers they can be. And they are spreading the word to other scholar transport drivers,” says Kay Jaffer, project coordinator for the Safe Travel to School programme.

“Another positive impact is that not a single fatality has been reported by the drivers on our programme. Evidence from the monitoring of scholar transport drivers’ driving behaviour indicates that the drivers on our programme drive more safely than the average private Cape Town driver. This is based on scores from Discovery Insure whose patented DQ tracking device is installed in all their clients and are installed in the vehicles of the drivers on the Safe Travel to School programme as well.”

The Safe Travel to School project is a joint initiative between Childsafe and Discovery Insure.

The project is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for children. It targets school transport drivers, and is designed to motivate them to change their driving behaviour and improve their road safety awareness and knowledge.

The programme offers incentives to those who comply with road traffic laws and improve their driving.

When drivers join the programme, their vehicles are fitted with a DQ-Track tracking device, which monitors their driving behaviour 24/7. Based on the data gathered, drivers are scored on their braking, speed, acceleration and other metrics.Under the programme, drivers are awarded for exemplary driving every three months, when they receive cash prizes. At the end of the year, the safest drivers receive a grand prize at the annual awards ceremony. The two winners were awarded a new vehicle each, with the three runners-up receiving cash prizes.

None Jikwana from Nyanga and Felix Phahlane from Gugulethu both won a brand new seven-seater vehicle.

Tsholosholo Benjamin Khantsi from Gugulethu won R20 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy as first runner-up. The second runner-up was Anthea Smith from Kraaifontein, who won R15 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy. Sam Msadu from Gugulethu was the third runner-up and won R10 000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a trophy.A Most Improved Driver award was also given to Ridawaan Kamalie, who won R5000 in cash, a R5000 petrol voucher and a
trophy.

Other drivers were recognised for being consistent, engaged and dedicated scholar transport drivers, and were each awarded a R5000 petrol voucher. These drivers were Mzi Gushman, Daniel Adonis, Princess Kotyi, Pieter Fourie, Ilhaam Daniels and Shamiel Ryklief.

“The programme is a response to the many horrific road crashes we see involving schoolchildren. Thousands of children are killed on our roads every year, and in most cases, it is because of driver error. Often scholar transport drivers have a bad reputation. Some overload their vehicles and drive recklessly in vehicles that are often not roadworthy. The Safe Travel to School programme aims to help change that,” says Prof. Sebastian van As, chairperson of the Childsafe SA Board and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

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