MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Government Must Bring Out A Comprehensive Road Safety Policy

18th September 2013    

 

The IFP calls on Government to urgently roll-out a comprehensive road safety policy with specific goals and objectives aimed at reducing the high number of vehicle accidents on our roads.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole, MP said, “Government must implement the appropriate programmes and take some responsibility in reducing the carnage on our roads, as every life lost on the roads is a tragedy.”

 

Road accidents in South Africa can easily be reduced by enacting comprehensive legislation and by the strict enforcement of road traffic regulations.

 

Sithole further stated, “All stakeholders must take responsibility and work together with government towards the goal of reducing the number of people being killed on our roads. Government must also implement a road safety fund, where monies from traffic fines are utilised in road safety programs and traffic infrastructure.”

 

The IFP calls on the Minister of Transport, Provincial MEC’s for Transport, driving schools and truck companies to work together in organising refresher training workshops for heavy-duty vehicle drivers and taxi drivers. Furthermore, the Minister of Transport must consider the importance of screening of road safety films in movie theatres, as these reach the widest possible audiences.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995

 

Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675