Overberg to launch Integrated Traffic Operational Plan for the festive season
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and three local municipalities in the Overberg District will launch an integrated traffic operational plan for the festive season in Caledon on 11 December 2018. Traffic officers in the Overberg have already been working around the clock to help create safer, booze-free roads.
The festive season launch forms part of the broader Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP). The DSP is an integrated enforcement, education, engineering and evaluation plan that incorporates to all the elements that can contribute to road safety in the Caledon Traffic Centre operational area. The Cape Agulhas, Theewaterskloof and Overstrand municipalities, and the South African Police Service Overberg Cluster all support the plan. The DSP aims to reduce overall fatalities by 33%, and child fatalities by 50%, by 2020.
The Overberg festive season plan includes provision for:
- interventions such as integrated driving under the influence (DUI) control operations,
- Random Breath Testing (RBT) operations at identified hotspots,
- targets for reduced Saturday night fatalities to counteract the negative impact of DUI, and
- joint traffic law enforcement operations with municipalities and the South African Police Service.
Representatives of the media are invited to attend.
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Date: 11 December 2018
Venue: N2 Dassiesfontein
Similar regional events will be held for the Metro district (11 December), Cape Winelands (12 December), and West Coast (12 December).