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It cannot be business as usual with 1 376 road deaths over the festive season

Media Release from Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA)

The recently released road traffic crash statistics clearly indicate that more still needs to be done in order to curb the carnage on our roads. Admittedly, campaigns and programmes have been put in place by various sectors including; national and provincial government, business and NGOs. However, the figure of 1 376 fatalities as released by Minister Dipuo Peters on 9th January 2014 indicates that the number of road crashes is escalating. For instance, 937, 1 050, 1 358, 1 232 and 1 279 lives were lost in December 2009, December 2010, December 2011 and December 2012 respectively. Annually, close to 14 000 deaths are recorded each year and thousands more are injured as a result of road traffic crashes in South Africa.


Road Deaths Leading Cause of Death Amongst Young People, Alcohol Abuse A Major Factor

SPEECH BY DONALD GRANT, Minister of Transport and Pulic Works Western Cape, at the Safe Roads 4 Youth South Africa- Youth Day on the 16 June 2014 at the Sports and Recreation Centre in Belhar, Cape Town.

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, road safety partners, en die veilige gemeenskap van Belhar. It is my honour to be here today to celebrate Youth Day 2014; a day which has come to highlight the role that young people have played, and will play in building this great country of ours. To ensure that young people are able to reach their full potential and help to take this country forward, we must work together to rid our society of social ills, which far too many young people fall victim to daily. Notable of those ills are drug and alcohol abuse, the latter being what I would like to speak about today.


The largest research-action project about drink driving amongst youth, SAFE ROADS 4 YOUTH, reveals valuable insights in South Africa

Safe Roads 4 Youth is "the first scientific project that studies simultaneously the impact of community-based interventions on youth and drink driving in three different countries (Argentina, South Africa, Vietnam) and very different cultural environments," highlights Dr Jean-Pascal Assailly, senior researcher at the IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks) and scientific adviser of the project.


SADD Long Short Walks

SADD (South Africans Against Drunk Driving) partnered with 3 schools in the Greater Pietermaritzburg areas for Long Short Walks, as part of United Nations Global Road Safety Week.

Learners at_LSW_Imvunulo

At Imvunulo Senior School we worked with the US Consulate in Durban and in addition to our walk the learners were provided with T shirts and reflective backpacks.



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