Madam Speaker, road traffic accident injuries are a global problem affecting all sectors of society. Due to the number of road traffic accident injuries worldwide, there is a need to focus increased attention on searching for ways to reduce injuries, including multidisciplinary collaboration.
The ANC believes that the response to road accidents should be interdisciplinary and intersectorally scientific. It should involve collective action, emphasise primary prevention and provide maximum benefit to the largest number of people. The Sifundzekhaya Primary School in Driekoppies is the site of a junior traffic training centre, complete with a miniature road network that includes pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and stop streets. Children are taught about, among other things, the rules of the road and other road safety measures.
The ANC commends the efforts made by the school to raise awareness about the rules that govern road usage. Thank you.