Decade of Action

Road Safety

The Department of Transport with all its roads agencies are in the process of developing a 365-day Road Safety Programme that is sustainable and will run consistently

The 365-day Programme has been structured to align with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety Global Plan and objectives of the Millennium Development Goals whose target is to reduce road fatalities by half

The Program is also in response to the UN White Paper for Safe Roads in 2050 – “Achieving Zero Work-related Road Deaths” and taking into account the targets as espouse in the said White Paper, and specifically to address our domestic road fatality dynamics

The emphasis of the 365-day Programme is to address various road user groups, ranging from pedestrians, passengers and scholars to drivers

The table below outlines the interventions

Pillar 4Road User GroupProgramme
Safer Road UserPedestrian SafetyProgramme
 Pedestrian SafetyIntensified scholar patrol, management of hazardous roads and infrastracture programmes, law enforcement by provincial and metro traffic authorities and ghost squads, Sanral surveys through the Freeway Management System and rapid response to pedestrian accident data, RAF on the road awareness programmes, the Check-iCoast awereness campaign on visibility and drunkenness
 Passenger SafetyBuckle-up awereness campaign, overload of passenger control “Öperation Malaisha”, vehicle pre-inspection campaign, and Enforcement Stop and Check: 1.1 million vehicles nationwide
 Driver Safety“Check-iCoast” campaign for universities, Operation Tshwara Setagwa, Operation Woza Retest, Name and Shame Campaign, Average Speed Enforcement, Ghost Squads, Animation for Freeway Management System to highlight moving violations, Learner Driver Skills program, Distracted Driver Programme