Smit raises awareness at Carter

2019-05-22 06:01
Carter High pupils were addressed by the founder and director of South Africans Against Drunk Driving (Sadd) Caro Smit during the fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week. PHOTO: supplied

Carter High pupils were addressed by the founder and director of South Africans Against Drunk Driving (Sadd) Caro Smit during the fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week. PHOTO: supplied

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HIGHLIGHTING the fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 6-12), psychiatric social worker and founder of South Africans Against Drunk Driving (Sadd) Caro Smit addressed Carter High School pupils at a special assembly.

“A thousand Carter pupils would be killed every 25-30 days if you look at the stats,” said Smit, adding that close to 18 000 people in South Africa are severely injured or killed annually on our roads, and these deaths and injuries are preventable.

“Everyone can be a leader for road safety. We all can and must play a role in advocating for safe roads,” said Smit.

Carter’s marketing manager, Lisa Ellis said that Smit’s message compelled the staff and pupils to speak up and behave in ways that ensure their own safety and that of others on the roads.

“Part of Carter High School’s mission statement is to have reverence for the world and its people. We therefore have an active part to play in road safety for ourselves as well as our community,” said Ellis.

—Supplied.

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