Media Alert: Launch of Safely Home Fatigue Management Campaign | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Launch of Safely Home Fatigue Management Campaign

2 June 2010

Under the banner of the Western Cape's Safely Home Campaign, the Department of Community Safety together with the Department of Transport will launch a two month provincial Fatigue Management Campaign tomorrow night (Friday 4 June, 2010).

Community Safety MEC Lennit Max and Transport MEC Robin Carlisle will be at the campaign's first Fatigue Management roadblock to be set up on the N1 outside Laingsburg to monitor driver fatigue, whilst also focusing on traffic law enforcement. (Unroadworthiness, public transport vehicles).

Due to the high traffic rate on this road it is essential that fatigue be highlighted as a crash risk and the campaign sees driver education on fatigue indicators as well as strategies for managing fatigue.

The N1 between Beaufort West and Cape Town carries an average of forty thousand (40 000) trucks, twenty thousand (20 000) light motor vehicles and ten thousand (10 000) public transport vehicles per month.

You are hereby invited to be present at the roadblock operations where the Ministers will launch the campaign.

Date: Friday 4 June, 2010

Venue: N1 outside Laingsburg

Time: 20:00

Note: Please confirm attendance.

Media Enquiries: 

Jo Lennox
Media Liaison Officer
Ministry of Community Safety
Cell: 082 780 0242

Solly Malatsi
Media Liaison Officer
Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Cell: 083 641 9691

X P Wentzel
Media Liaison officer
Law Enforcement Co-ordinator
Department of Community Safety
Cell: 082 820 0621