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.
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675