To: All Media
Issued: 11 January 2019
Attention: News Editors / Transport Reporters / PR
MUSIC ARTIST INVOLVED IN A ROAD CRASH WHILST ON SOCIAL MEDIA, NOT A ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
CENTURION: The Road Traffic Management Corporation distances itself from the video that has been circulating on social media, purporting to be a road safety campaign.
The Corporation has not commissioned any music artist or celebrity to do a road safety awareness or arrive alive campaign. The alleged incident that has gone viral on social media happens at the backdrop of the festive season period that was characterised by high incidents of crashes due to reckless driving, with distracted driving being one of the contributors.
We condemn the actions of recording a video, texting or utilising social media whilst driving. This is one of the conducts that undermines the efforts to reduce road crashes and fatalities on the roads, which claims thousands of lives and costs the economy billions of rands annually. Once again we urge the public to refrain from utilising their mobile devices while driving.
Road Safety is everyone's responsibility, obey the rules of the road at all times and arrive alive.
Report unsafe road usage on 0861 400 800.
Issued by: Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)
Spokesperson- Simon Zwane: (082) 551 9892
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