Ramaphosa urges SA to rely on public transport to reduce road carnage

By Chanice Jennike - 06 October 2019Views : 607

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to South Africans to rely more on public transport in a bid to reduce road carnage and traffic on the country's roads.

Speaking at the launch of Transport Month along the N3 outside Heidelberg in Gauteng on Saturday, Ramaphosa said that the government will assist in the matter. 

The government is building more bus rapid transit systems in major cities to meet the demand.

"We are looking to the various bust transit systems to help stimulate urban regeneration by bringing poor communities closer to economic opportunities and urban areas."

"Our investment in the transport sector over the years has helped transform and improve the quality of life of millions of our people," he said.

The president also urged motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads especially over the upcoming festive season. 

"To all of us as South Africans, let us take the 365 days much more seriously."