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South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

From April 2015, South African motorists are going to have to take a more serious approach to road safety. The country has among the highest numbers of road deaths and trauma, particularly of children. Until now, wearing seatbelts has been compulsory for older children and adults, yet not for children under the age of three; appropriate safety seats and booster seats have also not been required, and there have been no rules against children older than three sitting in the front seat. But the Department of Transport has taken this fatal anomaly into account, and has published amendments to the National...

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Safer Learner Transport on the Cards

Government has placed the manner in which children are transported to school firmly under the microscope. The Draft National Learner Transport Policy has been published for comment in Government Gazette 38207. According to the transport department, the policy aims to address problems around the accessing of pupils to schools in both a rural and urban setting as well as the safety of pupils in general on the roads. The intention is to introduce a standardised approach to how pupils are transported to schools. Studies have shown that the transportation of school children is problematic across the country. The policy seeks to ensure, inter alia,...

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