Driver safety event at Golden Arrow bus depot
Recently the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) Road Safety Management component partnered with the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) for a driving safety awareness event at the Golden Arrow bus depot in Montana. The aim was to engage drivers around road safety issues such as driver fatigue, overloading, and the dangers of drinking and driving.
Also present at the event were the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services, the Road Accident Fund, and the Western Cape QuadPara Association. During her input, Maria Bekker from RTMC used “drunk driving” goggles which make it very clear how alcohol can affect a driver’s judgement. DTPW officials used the “seatbelt convincer” to demonstrate how seatbelts improve safety in a moving vehicle.