Drive carefully over holidays, govt urges

2013-11-02 22:43

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Johannesburg - Government on Saturday reminded South Africans of the importance of road safety as the holiday season approached.

Government Communication and Information System acting CEO Phumla Williams said in a statement drivers should use a seatbelt, adjust their speed depending on the road conditions, keep a safe following distance, and not talk or text on their phones while driving.

She also reminded drivers that drinking and driving was a criminal offence.

Government were committed to halving the number of road deaths by 2020, and were relying on motorists changing their behaviour to help realise this goal.

She thanked all South Africans, the transport industry and the media for supporting and carrying positive messages during October, which was transport month.

By the end of the current financial year, government would have invested more than R5.5bn on planning, building and operating public transport networks in 13 cities around the country.

"Going forward government will continue to invest and develop the country's transport system to change lives and revitalise our economic landscape," said Williams.

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