The Department of Transport and the Department of Education have emphasized the need for a long term road safety strategy that will include road safety education. The Ministry of Education announced at the start of 2006 that primary-school pupils will also study road safety in 2006 as part of the school curriculum. The Department of Transport confirmed that they have embarked on extensive educational programs, which have reached 90% of radio listeners and 80% of television viewers.
As they continue with their campaign, they have been going to primary schools in and around Gauteng driving the Road safety awareness, to educate and encourage learners to adhere to the rules of the roads for their safety.
By: Bradley Brizzy