UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
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:
- Civil society.
- 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
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.
|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
|4 May 2015||Road safety talk and Danny Cat appearance||Murraysburg Primary School
|Primary School and Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) learners|
|5 May 2015||Luxury Coach Industry liaison meeting||Gene Louw Traffic College
|Bus operators and Government agencies|
|5 May 2015||Safety in Traffic Education Programme (STEP) presentation||Nomlinganiselo Primary School
New Cross Roads
|5 May 2015||Danny Cat appearance at 2 ECD Centres||Khayalethu Knysna
|5 May 2015||Learner Transport Safety Talk (Address the behaviour of learners on buses)||Beaufort West Secondary School
|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
|Learners and educators|
|6 May 2015||Danny Cat appearance
|Liewe Heksie Creche
George Fredericks Primary School
|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
|7 May 2015||Pedestrian Awareness||Du Noon
|7 May 2015||
Public Engagement Meeting: Pedestrian Safety
|7 May 2015||Scholar Patrol Refresher||Prince Albert Primary School
|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
|Motorists and pedestrians|
|8 May 2015||Road Safety Awareness Walk, 3.5 km||Leeu Gamka||Learners|
Read More on Road Safety in the Western Cape
- Campaigns and Road Safety Tips on Safely Home’s website.
- Traffic Management.
- Driver Fatigue Can Be Fatal.
- October Transport Month 2014.
- Vehicle Roadworthy Testing.
- Weighbridges - Making Our Roads Safer.
Follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW