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Dear Road Safety Practitioners,

This year the 6th Annual Road Safety Summit was attended by over 70 road safety stakeholders. The conference ended on a combined understanding that Road Safety lays in the hands of the authorities’ and road users, but only through effective enforcement and collaboration can the current road fatalities be eradicated.

The Top 5 Speakers As Rated By You:

  1. Kenneth Africa, Chief Director: Traffic Management, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS WESTERN CAPE
  2. Hon. Polly Boshielo, Member of Parliament, SERVING IN THE TRANSPORT, AUDITOR GENERAL AND MULTI-PARTY WOMEN CAUCUS PORTFOLIO COMMITTEES
  3. Zukisa Nduneni, General Manager: Stakeholder Relations, ROAD ACCIDENT FUND
  4. Thembalihle Baloyi, Executive Director, DISCOVERY INSURE
  5. Nico Singh, Manager: Head of Road Logistics (Primary Energy Division), ESKOM

Some of the key outcomes after the conference include:

  • All provinces to identify critical areas and implement fatigue management programmes along weekend alcohol blitzes
  • All provinces to implement a 24/7 shift system and increase traffic officer complement
  • All provinces to workshop and train traffic officers and law enforcement agencies on the identification of illicit drugs and substances
  • All provinces to focus on ensuring safe learner transport and initiating Road safety as a subject in schools
  • All provinces to implement the “Name and Shame “ concept and refer all convicted drunken drivers to attend the NICRO rehabilitation programme
  • Linking Road Safety initiatives with celebrity figures in driving the message across
  • All provinces to diligently update statistics of road incidents to give indications of what policies are working and how to improve
  • All provinces to ensure visible road markings and traffic signs and create a reporting system that the public can use to alert of any traffic signs or markings that are no longer working or are not visible 
The conference was rated as:
64% Excellent, 36% Good

We would like to hear from you with regards to any ideas you might have for next year’s conference as we create a platform for Road Safety Practitioners to strategise and ensure zero incidents on SA roads.

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Best Regards,

ITC Team

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