Scholar patrol appreciation day
On Thursday, 31 October 2019, the Directorate: Road Safety Management of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and City of Cape Town Traffic Services hosted an appreciation day for scholar patrols from 75 schools across the four Cape Town Metro education districts. Also represented at the event were the Road Traffic Management Corporation, the Western Cape Education Department, and the Road Accident Fund.
By facilitating the safe crossing of roads near schools at busy times, scholar patrols are an important part of making learners safer. Learners at the event were handed medals and their schools received new scholar patrol equipment and uniforms.
Heathcliff Thomas, Traffic Chief of the City of Cape Town, thanked the schools and their learners for the dedication they have shown to the scholar patrol programme.
Speaking on behalf of learners at the event, Tristen Cooper, a learner from Grassy Park EC Primary School, thanked DTPW and the City of Cape Town. She promised to keep up the good work and make sure that learners abide by the rules when they cross the road.