Minister Fikile Mbalula launches Festive Season Road Safety Campaign, 13 Dec

Festive Season Road Safety Campaign Launch by Transport Minister, Mbalula.

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula will officially launch the 2021/22 Festive Season road safety awareness campaign at Caleb Motshabi in Bloemfontein, Free State province.

The Festive Season road safety awareness campaign is a government programme that aims to prioritise and promote safer road usage during the high peak season on South African roads.

The objective of the campaign is not only to ensure smooth flows of traffic, but also to prevent negligent and reckless driving which could result in road crashes, injuries and fatalities.

The road safety launch is a collaboration between different levels of government, transport entities led by CEOs, private sector organisations, NGOs and key stakeholders and role players.

Festive season activities in South Africa are associated with year-end celebrations, economic industry slowdowns and year-end closures, increased traffic volumes and increased road crash incidents – the large proportion of road crash victims usually being pedestrians and passengers as a result of lack or even non-use of safety belts and jaywalking.

The event will be attended by political principals and officials from the national, provincial and Municipal levels of government.

Source: Government of South Africa