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Pedestrian Safety the Responsibility of Pedestrians and Drivers

22 December 2009

Adv. Lennit Max, the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, expresses his concerns once again due to the number of road accidents and fatalities during the start of the Festive Season.


Max believe that accidents and deaths on the road could have been avoided if all road users, whether driver or pedestrians showed more respect to the rules of the road. All road users needs to be more cognitive that they not the alone on the road and should be alert for other road users.

Max reiterates that one death is already one to many and can and should be avoided. He further states that whilst the law-enforcement personnel do everything possible to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and drivers are legally fit, we need the unselfish contributions of the public at large.

He sympathise to all the families who lost loved ones during this festive season, especially the families of the eight (8) innocent kids who died tragically the past weekend.

I urge all road users to be cautious, patient and responsible in order to "ARRIVE SAFELY HOME".



Issued by:

Adri Noble and Xenophone Wentzel


Media Enquiries: 

Adri Noble
Ministry of Community Safety
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