How safe is your child's scholar transport?

LeadSA and CapeTalk have taken a firm step by initiating road safety intervention in an attempt to change behavior on our roads. This is done on the day of the memorial service in Tshwane for Minister of Public Service and Administration Mr Collins Chabane. Minister Chabane died in a car collission earlier this week.

While talking about road safety, Fabrizio Benettolo called in on Pippa Hudson show to reiterate what he saw. This is something that is often a forgotten aspect of road safety campaigns – lift clubs who cram children into cars.

Fabrizio witnessed a scholar transport that cramped a number of school children in it. He says this car (sedan) was over loaded.

He raises concerns about what's been done to ensure the safety of school children on the road when being transported to and from school. "These children had no safety belts on" he says. Fabrizio took the number plate of the vehicle in question and immediately called the police to report the incident.

He says this is not the first time that he has witnessed this and it seems nothing is being done about it.

Pippa spoke to Siphesihle Dube, Spokesperson for the MEC of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant.

Parents should not let children in the vehicles that aren’t safe

Dube said the regulations in terms of transportation for children are very clear.

He spoke about two categories:

  • Transportation for children for gain (Business)
  • The car pooling service (Parents transporting their own children as well as the neighbours/friends children)

"The drivers of privately run scholar transport should have a valid driver’s licence, professional drivers permit and necessary documentations for operating a vehicle for economic growth" says Dube.

To report incidences of overloading and breaking traffic laws contact the City of Cape Town traffic Services , the Provincial traffic Services or the principal of that particular school.

08000 92 468 (08000 WC GMT)
safelyhome@westerncape.gov.za

Watch LeadSA road safety campaign at N14 in Johannesburg

Listen to Pippa chating to fabrizio Benettolo and Siphesihle Dube


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