South African companies should promote competent and safe drivers for heavy vehicles to reduced road crashes
Competent And Safe Drivers Needed To Reduce Accidents
South African companies should promote competent and safe drivers for heavy vehicles to reduced road crashes, the North West provincial government said.
"Road crashes, generally in South Africa, are serious cases of concern that must be addressed by everyone who is involved in the public transport sector," said Public Safety MEC Nono Maloyi.
He was speaking at the welcoming ceremony of the world heavy vehicles drivers in Sun City near Rustenburg on Thursday.
"I am very pleased that big companies are coming together in South Africa to contribute in any events that seeks to reduce road death in this country," he said.
Maloyi said globally the was a death rate of over 1, 3 million road accidents which makes road safety an urgent priority for most governments around the world.
The main goal of this world completion was to enhance the skills and the attitude of heavy vehicle professional drivers and to also improve the standards of heavy vehicle driving, ultimately reducing road crashes.
"This competition provides an ideal opportunity for the employer of the heavy vehicle drivers in South Africa to compare not only the ability of his own drivers with one another, but also with others in the same field internationally," Maloyi said.
The United Nations generally assembly has proclaimed the period 2012-2020 as the decade of action for road safety with a goal to stabilise and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and global levels.