Launch of New Safe Schools Traffic Lights in Khayelitsha
On 27 May 2015, Childsafe South Africa and the Department of Transport and Public Works will be launching new traffic lights in Japhta Masemola Road (old Lansdowne Road) in Khayelitsha as part of traffic calming improvements to protect children on route to and from the Sivile Primary School.
The event forms part of the Safe Schools project to reduce child pedestrian injuries and deaths on roads near schools due to the large concentration of children exposed to oncoming vehicles. Learners from a number of primary schools in the area are expected to receive new reflective school uniforms to increase visibility on their daily travelling.
With the launch of the new traffic lights, the partners hope motorists will be more cautious on the road and look out for children. Road traffic officers from the Department and City of Cape Town will also show learners how to cross the road safely, using the new traffic lights.
The partners appeal to members of the public to keep themselves safe and model good pedestrian behaviour for children so that they learn good habits.
View the Traffic Light Launch event programme.