AN EAST RAND BID FOR URBAN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

More than 5120 pedestrians have been involved in traffic accidents in Springs, on the East Rand, South Africa. Most could have been avoided but most pedestrian law enforcement efforts are virtually unenforceable due to pedestrians providing false information and the lack of identity information. A new initiative, project "Walk Safe", was launched in 1994, involving regular patrols in trouble spots where pedestrians breaking the law are immediately approached by a traffic officer. The offender is presented with an official notice to emphasise the seriousness of the offence, warning them of the dangers faced by breaking the laws designed to protect them. Preliminary results show that the approach is having an effect on a large section of the community that may not have encountered the rules of the road before.

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    SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS

    PO BOX 72580
    LYNWOOD RIDGE,   South Africa  0040
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-1
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM