[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]8th – 14th May 2017
Save Lives #SlowDown is the product of a bi-annual road safety campaign organised by the United Nations. SADD was privileged to have worked with their local community to raise awareness on slowing down driving speed, especially around school zones.
We were honoured to have received funding from FedEx to run this program in South Africa. We chose to focus on Pietermaritzburg, due to the relationships we have established with the schools in the area.
Thank you to these schools for participating: Forest Hill Primary School, Scottsville Primary School, Noqgaza Primary School, Sifiso Enhle, Woodlands Primary School and Qhamukile Primary School.
Why is this campaign important?
Pedestrians account for 40% of our 18, 000 annual deaths. Approximately 11 children die on South African roads every day and many others are injured. Many of these casualties are preventable, if drivers and pedestrians alike could follow basic road safety rules.
Part of the Save Lives #SlowDown project was pushing for the ‘Love30km’ campaign, especially in high pedestrian areas like schools zones. Studies have proven that at this speed pedestrians have a higher chance of surviving than at 40 or 50 km.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”948″][vc_column_text]Let’s push for 30km especially outside schools.The reality in South Africa is that this new limit of 30km will take a long time to implement so in the meantime let’s make sure 40km is adhered to especially outside schools.
This UN Global Road Safety Week(and afterwards) is a time where South Africans can become active & join people around the world. Empower your local community to campaign especially where there are children or many pedestrians.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”856″][vc_single_image image=”851″][vc_single_image image=”850″][vc_single_image image=”849″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]