LEPHALALE — Eskom’s Medupi Power Station Project initiated a road safety campaign, held on Thursday 29 August, due to the increase in road accidents during the pay weekend, as well as festive and Easter holidays that were affecting the project and contractor employees; but most importantly, was putting the local community at risk.
According to an Eskom spokesperson, Eskom takes the safety of its employees and contractors seriously, and this road safety campaign is being done to ensure the safety of the workforce and that of the community.
This safety campaign has been executed in partnership with the provincial and local Department of Transport, Lephalale Local Municipality, Road Traffic Management Cooperation (RTMC), Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA), Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO), Road Accident Fund (RAF) as well as provincial and local South African Police Service (SAPS).
Lephalale experienced a high volume of vehicles and an increase in first time car owners as a result of the opportunities the project has brought into Lephalale. These road safety campaigns have led to identification of unroadworthy vehicles, and unlicensed vehicle drivers and motorbikes drivers.
Eskom Medupi further supported the local municipality with required resources to improve the local roads i.e. signage, speed humps and road markings.