An Overview of Road Safety Issues Globally in South Africa and in The Western Cape

The Global Traffic Injury Pandemic in South Africa

South Africa road traffic injury mortality 34:100,000 pa.

17,000+ People Killed pa

R306 Billion Lost (NDoT, 2012)

+/- 3,000 children Killed - Medical Research Council Injury Mortality Survey 2012 (2009 data)

68,300 people seriously injured (est)
  • 8%-10% OF GDP
  • Brazil 1.42%,
  • Russia 1.52%,
  • India 1%,
  • US 0.6%,
  • UK 0.03%

“Reducing road trauma by 1/3 would add 1.5% to GDP”

Adrian Gore, CEO Discovery

Western Cape Context

The Global Traffic Injury Pandemic in the Western Cape

Western Cape road traffic injury mortality 21:100,000pa.

+-1,300 People Killed pa

R21.7 Billion Lost

+/- 190 children Killed Forensic Pathology Services

•Approximately R1b in direct costs to the WCG (DoCS formula, 2007)

•WCG budget R50b.

Annual Crash Fatalities, Western Cape, 2008 - 2014

Annual Crash Fatalities, Western Cape, 2008 - 2014

Fatalities by Road User Category and by BAC level (n=2432)

Fatalities by Road User Category and by BAC level (n=2432)

Source: National Injury Mortality Surveillance System, 2005

Pedestrian deaths by age and alcohol (n=3475)

Pedestrian deaths by age and alcohol (n=3475)

Cape Town 1994-2003

Source: Matzopoulos 2005. Alcohol-related pedestrian fatalities in Cape Town, South Africa

Pedestrian deaths by time of day and alcohol (n=354)

Pedestrian deaths by time of day and alcohol (n=354)

Cape Town 1994-2003

Source: Matzopoulos 2005. Alcohol-related pedestrian fatalities in Cape Town, South Africa

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015 by day of week. N=4014

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015 by day of week. N=4014

Fatalities 01/01/2012 – 18/03/2015: Time of Day

Fatalities 01/01/2012 – 18/03/2015: Time of Day

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015 by day of week, day parts, day total. N=4014

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015 by day of week, day parts, day total. N=4014

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015: Female, Male, Unknown, Total, by Age Group

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015: Female, Male, Unknown, Total, by Age Group

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015: Road User Category

Fatalities 1/1/2012 – 18/03/2015: Road User Category

Weekend fatalities (Fri – Sun) make up nearly 60% of all fatalities.

Weekend fatalities (Fri – Sun) make up nearly 60% of all fatalities.

Males aged 20 - 49 killed Fri – Sun, 6pm – 6am make up 20% of all fatalities

Males aged 20 - 49 killed Fri – Sun, 6pm – 6am make up 20% of all fatalities

Weekend Fatalities 2015 (year to date as at end November) n=717

Weekend Fatalities 2015 (year to date as at end November) n=717

Road Safety Communication Calendar 

Month

Theme

Hashtag (s)

Done?

October

Child Road Safety

#SafeRoadsSafeKids

Yes

November

Pedestrian Safety

#WalkSafe, #SafeRoadsForAll

Yes

December

Alcohol & Road Use Don’t Mix

#BoozeFreeRoads

Yes

January

Alcohol & Road Use Don’t Mix

  • Fatigue
  • Back To School

#BoozeFreeRoads

 

Yes

February

Alcohol & Road Use Don’t Mix

#BoozeFreeRoads

Yes

March

Public Transport

#BeTheChange

IN PROGRESS

April

General Road Safety

  • Easter

#BeTheChange

IN PROGRESS

May

Distracted Driving

 

No

June

Visibility

 

No

July

Alcohol & Road Use Don’t Mix

 

 

August

It Wouldn’t Kill You To Slow Down (previously Speed Kills – Get The Facts)

#BoozeFreeRoads (previously #SpeedKillsFacts)

Yes

September

It Takes A Second to Save a Life

#SeatbeltsSept

#BuckleUpBackSeat

Yes

Contact Us

Hector Eliott

Strategic Co-ordinator

Tel: +27 21 483 6755

Email: Hector.eliott@westerncape.gov.za

Website: www.westerncape.gov.za

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