Deputy Transport Minister intensifies road safety spotlight in KZN over the long weekend period

KwaZulu-Natal -The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga will visit various leisure and entertainment places in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 01 May 2018 (Workers’Day) to intensify the message of safety on South Africa’s roads.

The Deputy Minister’s visit forms part of government’s tireless effort and focus on creating greater and much needed education and awareness on the subject of road safety.

As South African motorists, pedestrians, holiday makers and communities at large round off the long weekend period which covers Freedom Day on Friday, 27 April and Workers’ Day celebrations on 1 May respectively, the message of saving lives on the roads could not be more relevant.

On Tuesday, 17 April, Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande released the 2018 Preliminary Easter Road Safety Campaign Report which indicated that KwaZulu-Natal had 111 fatalities this past Easter period compared to 85 in the same period last year.

The Deputy Minister will engage with motorists, passengers and pedestrians at different spots, highlighting and emphasising the importance of their safety on the road as the long weekend draws to a close.

The Deputy Minister will be joined by senior national, provincial, law enforcement and road entity officials during the visits as well as the leadership of the taxi industry in the Region.

Below are the details of the Deputy Minister’s activities:

1. Multi-Disciplinary Law Enforcement Operation
Date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Venue: Babanango Road
Time : 08:00

2. Road Safety Education & Awareness Drive

Date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Venue: Nquthu Local Taxi Rank (1,5 km from Babanango Road)

All media are invited to attend. Members of the media attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Sam Monareng on 073 491 3382 or monarens@dot.gov.za

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