UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 | Western Cape Government

UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

2015
(Western Cape Government)

Minister Grant at the Walk This Way Launch

The Department of Transport and Public Works will commemorate the third UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) from 4 to 10 May 2015 through a series of events.

According to WHO’s website, the theme for this year is #SaveKidsLives and will highlight the dangers children face on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety.

What is the UN Global Road Safety Week?

Events during this week serve as important platforms where road safety issues are highlighted. Global, regional and national events engage those who want to save lives by improving safety on the roads including:

  • Government.
  • Civil society.
  • Foundations.
  • Academic Institutions.
  • Private sector.

Young people from 100 countries adopted the Youth Declaration for Road Safety at the World Youth Assembly for Road Safety in Switzerland during the first UN Global Road Safety Week in 2007.

Walk This Way

Learners at the Walk This Way Launch

Childsafe, Fedex and the Department of Transport and Public Works launched the Walk This Way Project on 4 May 2015, the start of the third UN Global Road Safety Week.

The project is targeted at improving safety around five identified schools with about 1 000 pupils per school from Khayelitsha, Delft and Kraaifontein where statistics show that incidents have occurred.

  • Read Minister Grant’s Speech delivered at the launch of the Walk This Way Project.

Road Safety Events

The Department of Transport and Public Works, through its Road Safety Management Directorate, will commemorate UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 through a series of events.

Date Intervention Venue Target Group
4 May 2015

Official Provincial Launch of UNGRSW

Delft Role players and media
4 May 2015 Road safety talk and Danny Cat appearance Mateza Primary and
Thembalethu Primary Thembalethu, George
Learners
4 May 2015 Road safety talk and Danny Cat appearance Murraysburg Primary School
Murraysburg
 
Primary School and Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) learners
5 May 2015 Luxury Coach Industry liaison meeting Gene Louw Traffic College
Brackenfell
Bus operators and Government agencies
5 May 2015 Safety in Traffic Education Programme (STEP) presentation Nomlinganiselo Primary School
New Cross Roads
Cape Town
Learners
5 May 2015 Danny Cat appearance at 2 ECD Centres Khayalethu Knysna 
 
Learners
5 May 2015 Learner Transport Safety Talk (Address the behaviour of learners on buses) Beaufort West Secondary School
Beaufort West
Learner transport school children
6 May 2015 Scholar Patrol training Amalienstein Primary School, Zoar Learners
6 May 2015 Educational Awareness: Danny Cat and STEP presentation Chumisa Primary School
Khayelitsha
Learners and educators
6 May 2015 Danny Cat appearance
STEP presentation
Liewe Heksie Creche
George Fredericks Primary School
Beaufort West
ECDC learners and educators
7 May 2015 STEP presentation Isalathiso Primary School KwaNonqaba, Mossel Bay Learners and educators
7 May 2015 STEP presentation Spes Bona High School
Athlone
educators
7 May 2015 Pedestrian Awareness Du Noon
Cape Town
Public
7 May 2015

Public Engagement Meeting: Pedestrian Safety

Du Noon
Cape Town
Public
7 May 2015 Scholar Patrol Refresher Prince Albert Primary School
Prince Albert
Learners
8 May 2015 Assist learners to cross the N2 on Sandkraal Road (Nelson Mandela Boulevard) N2, George Learners from Mzoxolo Primary, Conville Primary, Parkdene Primary and High schools
 
8 May 2015 Driver and Pedestrian awareness C/o Jakes Gerwel Drive and Klipfontein Road
Athlone
Motorists and pedestrians
8 May 2015 Road Safety Awareness Walk, 3.5 km Leeu Gamka Learners

 

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The content on this page was last updated on 13 May 2015