Minister Robin Carlisle Sets New Level Crossing Target for the Western Cape
Robin Carlisle, Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has set a new Level Crossing Target for the Province.
"I would like to challenge motorists to help me and the task team to have a fatality-free year from this year's International Level Crossing Awareness Day to next year's."
"During my visits to Buttskop and Simonsvlei level crossings this morning, I noticed a marked improvement in driver behaviour. The last time I was there, most drivers simply drove across the stop street and onto the railway tracks without stopping, with the result that about 200 fines were issued. Today, almost every motorist obeyed the rules of the road."
"The Level Crossing Task Team assigned engineers to inspect the six most dangerous level crossings in the province. They did this and made short-, medium- and long-term interventions."
"The task team is currently trialling a new assessment model at Buttskop; traffic flow is part of the assessment model."
"Finally, camera technology is being tested and law enforcement presence has also been increased significantly."
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