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365-day Road Safety Programme on the cards

Written by Noluthando Mkhize

Transport Month

The Department of Transport and its roads agencies are in the process of developing a 365-day road safety programme that will be sustainable and run consistently.

Minister Dipuo Peters said the programme is expected to address various road user groups, ranging from pedestrians, passengers, scholar groups and drivers.

In addition, a Ministerial Task Team consisting of officials from the Department of Justice, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Road Traffic Management Corporation has been established.

The task team will consider the possibility of introducing a minimum sentence for extremely serious traffic violations such as excessive speeding, reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, explained the Minister.

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