Overstrand Municipality’s Traffic officials joined the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), the Theewaterskloof and Cape Agulhas municipalities, the South African Police Service Overberg Cluster, and all relevant emergency and disaster management services to launch the regional integrated traffic operational plan for the festive season in Caledon on 11 December 2018.
The launch is part of the broader Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP). The DSP is an integrated enforcement, education, engineering and evaluation plan that incorporates to all the elements that can contribute to road safety in the Caledon Traffic Centre operational area. The DSP aims to reduce overall fatalities by 33%, and child fatalities by 50%, by 2020.
This year’s traffic plan was applauded by the Mayor of Theewaterskloof, Christelle Vosloo, when she emphasised the importance of safer, booze-free roads for all road users.
Mayor Vosloo said joint traffic law enforcement operations between the DSP partners have yielded good results. “Random Breath Testing (RBT) operations at identified hotspots continue to catch motorists by surprise.”