Keeping Child Pedestrians Safe
Posters have been put up in five high-risk areas in the City of Cape Town reminding motorists to be more aware of child pedestrians.
The 300 posters, launched by Minister of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant during Transport Month, are aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of traffic to children.
The five areas which have the highest accident rate are in Khayelitsha, Delft, Nyanga and Mfuleni. Fukutha Street in Khayelitsha around Nkazimlo Primary School has a high risk of accidents. In Delft, the danger areas are the Sandelhout-Orange Circle, the intersection of Jan Dissels and Sheffield, and the Jan Dissels-Barka Road intersection. In Nyanga, the area around Oscar Mphetha High School is risky, as is Nkqubelani Street in Mfuleni.
“We must do all we can to change behaviours and attitudes on our roads and protect children from senseless injury or death. There are far too many child victims,” said Minister Grant.