First Safely Home Road Safety Reward Winner Drawn
Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works
Last week, the Safely Home Road Safety Reward was launched offering a cash opportunity to all Western Cape motorists and drivers who remain fine-free for this festive season.
Today sees this campaign reach its first milestone as we draw the qualifying candidate for the reward.
This reward is part of a behavioural economics technique aimed at establishing a culture of obeying road rules by promoting an identity of responsible road users.
We aim to reward the very many drivers in the province who are responsible, who obey the rules of the road religiously, and make the informed decisions that save lives whenever they take to the roads.
Together, with these responsible citizens, we have managed to reduce the fatalities in the province by 28%, and will continue to work hard to reach our collective goal of halving road deaths by the end of 2014.
More information on the campaign, as well as the terms and conditions, can be found on www.safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za.
How the draw works:
- The presiding officers will be Mr Walter Channon, who will be responsible for the randomisation process, Mr Johan Fabricius (Senior Manager) and Mr Dirk Needham (Internal Audit), ensuring that the process is transparent and fair.
- Using a randomisation process, 20 numbers will be drawn from a total of numbers which corresponds to the amount of registered vehicles in the Western Cape which are in excess of 1.6 million.
- These 20 random numbers will then be used by Mr Channon to draw the corresponding records from the eNaTIS data-dump, in order to obtain the vehicle registration and owner details.
- The order in which the random numbers are generated is noted for record purposes.
- Mr Channon will check the details of the owner and the vehicle, for each of the 20 records, against the eNaTIS criteria to verify the following:
- Roadworthiness Status.
- Police Marks (To ensure there is none).
- Licence Expiry Date (To ensure validity).
- RSA ID Number (To confirm RSA citizenship).
- Address and Contact Details (Winner must be contactable).
- Locality of Vehicle Record (To ensure the vehicle is registered in the Western Cape).
- Admin Marks (To ensure there is none).
- All of the above records and checks will be saved for record purposes.
- Each record (in the order it has been drawn) will then be in the running for the prize. They will then be checked against the above and the first one verified to meet all the conditions, as stipulated in the Terms & Conditions listed on the Safely Home website. From this process, a winner will be selected in sequential order from the first drawn on the list, and so forth.
The announcement will be made with the clause that the winner is subject to review, as fines and outstanding warrants are still to be searched and verified.
- The dates of the draws are 24 December 2012 and 17 January 2013, respectively.
- The period in which the winners must to be fine-free is 24 days, thus the first winner has to be fine-free from 1 until 24 December 2012, whilst the second winner will have to remain fine-free from 25 December 2012 until 17 January 2013.
- The databases of the local authorities have to be searched within this 24 day period in order to ensure that the respective winners have indeed remained fine-free. The prize money has to be awarded before the end of February 2013.
- If any of the records drawn through the randomiser process is found to have fines issued against the vehicle or driver, that driver is disqualified and the next valid record will be considered as the winner.
- The second draw will not be linked to the first i.e. a new set of 20 records will be drawn and the process, as described above, will be repeated.
- The winner must agree to sign a sworn affidavit stating that they are not related to any Western Cape Government employees.
We continue to urge all motorists and drivers on our roads to be ambassadors of their own safety, as well as that of the other. The only way we can reduce the carnage on the roads is if all motorists made the life changing decision to:
- not speed.
- not drink and drive.
- be mindful of pedestrians.
- not use cellphones while driving.
- ensure that they buckle up, and most importantly that children in the vehicle are buckled up.
Together, we can ensure that this festive season is characterised by the valued time spent with our families, and not by the lives that we have lost unnecessarily.
The potential winners:
|570067||CA 557793||Toyota||Mr AE Cupido||Strandfontein|
|941462||CF144696||BMW||Ms E Lottering||Kuils River|
|247281||CY125040||Volkswagen||Mr JFC Heydenrych||Brackenfell|
|695132||CA535321||Ford||Mr GG Morris||Monta Vista|
|580440||CA196218||Toyota||Mr KG Mashonga||Steenberg|