The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Willies Mchunu will launch the provincial Easter Road Safety Campaign on the N2-Oribi Plaza, Port Shepstone on Thursday, 24 March 2016.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport together with the Burry Stander Foundation, will be handing out fliers and stickers at the N2-Oribi Plaza, Port Shepstone at 10:30. Thereafter, Mr Mchunu and Mandie Stander of the Burry Stander Foundation will attend the wreath laying at the accident scene at 11:30. All cyclists in the area, or passing through, are welcome to join in the activation.
This year’s campaign focuses on escalating the importance of respecting road signs and rules, the safety of all roads users, primarily pedestrians and cyclists. Multi-disciplinary enforcement operations targeting busy highways will be mounted across the province.
Oribi Plaza (N2) links KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces, and has a high number of people commuting between the two provinces during the busy holidays, including some using taxi and buses to attend church services.
As part of this year’s Easter Weekend activation, in addition to standing partners including SANTACO and the Interfaith leaders; the Department has also partnered with the Burry Stander Foundation, to promote safety of cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.