KZN LAUNCHES TRANSPORT MONTH
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala officially launched the transport month at the Chesterville sports grounds, over the past weekend.
Zikalala together with Transport, Community Safety and Liason MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni and the eThekwini Mayor councilor Mxolisi Kaunda took to the streets to encourage motorists to use the roads wisely.
The aim of the transport month is to create awareness around road safety and to encourage motorists to use the road wisely and with consideration and care for other people occupying the road.
The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) in KZN was also out and about with their own campaign to to highlight importance of driving safely on public roads. This campaign was launched on Friday, 1 October 2021 at Empangeni.
Speaking to Iziko, KZN SANTACO manager, Sfiso Shangase explained that the campaign was titled Hlokomela ( Be careful) which highlights the safety and taking care of the commuters.
“Our campaign has set out key points that we will cover when we visit various taxi ranks across KwaZulu-Natal,” Shangase said.
These are some of the reasons they will visit the taxi ranks:-
- To motivate for voting of the outstanding driver.
- To highlight health which includes eating healthy food.
- To exercise and to encourage vaccination and neatness.
- To encourage the adhering to the rules of the road so that the number of accidents decrease.
- To nab those who doesn’t respect the rules of the road and structures of the law.
- To follow the rules of Covid-19.
- To hear the concerns of the commuters about how the taxis are operating.
In the midst of the transport month, the Premier officially opened the R105 million King Cetswayo Highway or Essex Terrace interchange improvement infrastructure project situated in the Westville area.
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) October 3, 2021