New Knysna Traffic Centre Contributes to Safer Roads
Offering easy access to all within walking distance of the local police station and emergency facilities, the new Knysna Provincial Traffic Centre is already at the community’s doorstep and ready to serve.
The centre, which relocated from the corner of Long and Cove Street in July 2014, is proud of its open door policy. Members of the community know that dedicated staff members are available to address their concerns as quickly as possible.
The centre serves two local municipal areas: Bitou and Knysna. Learners benefit from its educational services and community members and government departments benefit from the road safety training it provides.
“Safe roads are one of the crucial factors that ensure that Knysna continues to grow as a holiday destination,” said Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, at the official opening of the centre in September 2014. He added that provincial traffic officials in Knysna take pride in constructive and healthy relationships with the community they serve.
A joyful Vukile Oliphant, Traffic Chief at the centre, said the new premises have created a better working environment for staff. This helps staff members to work together towards the common goal of making our roads safer.
Traffic safety centres make a valuable contribution to a good quality of life for the people of the Western Cape. Through this project, the Department of Transport and Public Works and Knysna Municipality have shown the value of partnership in improving the lives of people in the greater Knysna area.
Contact the centre at all hours on Tel: 044 382 5525/8
Byron la Hoe
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
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