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Driver and Pedestrian Awareness at Cape Town Station Taxi Rank

13 October 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works and key road safety agencies will host a driver and pedestrian awareness event at the Cape Town Station taxi rank from 10:00 to 13:00 on 14 October 2015.

Road users participating in these October Transport Month campaigns will learn more about safe driving habits, vehicle safety, passenger safety, and pedestrian safety.

Over time, better driving in safer vehicles is expected to reduce the number of passenger and pedestrian injuries and road traffic fatalities in the Western Cape.

This initiative will contribute to the overall goal of a reliable, safe and comfortable public transport system which responds appropriately to the needs of its users.

Stakeholders supporting this event include:

On the day, the partners will demonstrate their services and distribute road safety pamphlets and disposable alcohol breath-testing equipment.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says it is important to create as much road safety awareness as possible among road users.

“We will continue with our efforts to bring about a reduction in road deaths. These interventions form part of our strategy to improve driver and pedestrian behaviour. All road users carry a responsibility for road safety,” he said.

The Department appeals to all road users to follow the rules, and to set an example of responsible behaviour at all times.

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Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570

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