Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
1 Dec 2021
6:30 am

New road safety campaign starts

Brian Sokutu

A new safety awareness campaign, Phepha #SeeTomorrow, on Tuesday received an unprecedented reception at the Wanderers Street taxi rank.

Amid fears of road accident numbers soaring during the festive season, a new safety awareness campaign, Phepha #SeeTomorrow, on Tuesday received an unprecedented reception at the Wanderers Street taxi rank – one of Johannesburg’s busiest. Taxi drivers and commuters signed a road safety pledge before embarking on long-distance journeys to coastal cities. According to national department of transport statistics, at least 30 people die on South African roads daily – 70% due to behaviour-related accidents: speeding, drinking and driving, jaywalking and not wearing seatbelts – with 50% of those killed being pedestrians. The Phepha safety message (meaning being safe and...