TRAFFIC SAFETY AND THE RDP

This article shows how the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) of the South African Government identifies traffic safety as one of the priorities in a future national transport policy. Following the publication of the White Paper on the RDP in September 1994, the South African Department of Transport began to prepare a business plan to implement the RDP in the transport sector. The development of an integrated transport policy and the transformation of Departmental operations are occurring simultaneously and benefitting each other. The White Paper emphasises the need for transport services as essential for most of South Africa's workers and for South African economic activity. The Department has developed many lead projects that contribute to its objectives, including: (1) 14 on education and training; (2) twelve on traffic policing; (3) one on information management; and (4) five on marketing. 14 objectives of the projects are listed. One of the RDP's important challenges for South Africa is to decrease the number of traffic collisions as the number of road users and vehicles continues to grow.

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    SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS

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    LYNWOOD RIDGE,   South Africa  0040
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Pagination: p. 4-5
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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  • Accession Number: 00714499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM