We spoke with the KASI Team recently at the GRSP Africa Summit in Durban, South Africa. They told us all about their innovative youth based work in preventing road crashes, particularly int he townships of South Africa. Through a range of creative means, from exhibitions to school visits and beyond, the KASI team are a great example of youth taking action for road safety.
Tell us about KASI Road Safety...
Kasi Road Safety (KRS) is an organization founded on 3 principles; Education, Prevention & Implementation. It is dedicated to the distribution of road safety education, raising public awareness of road safety issues and promote road traffic quality. It does this by providing for platforms to educate and discourage road traffic contraventions, provide for the establishment of an organization to represent and support all transport and government as stipulated by the Department of Transport under the National Road Traffic Act.
The KASI Road Safey Team with South African Transport Minister.
Who is the KASI Road Safety team?
We are a team of entrepreneurs who recognized the lack of adherence to the laws regulating road usage in townships, (the term townships is used to refer to various kinds of settlements in different countries, particularly high populated and dense urban areas). Drivers conduct themselves differently when they enter the townships and as a result many road crashes take place. These crashes adversely affect government, businesses, families and has in essence turned our townships into “war zone”.
What does KASI Road Safety do?
Kasi Road Safety has and continues to cultivate progressive relationships with road users, related community organizations, media, government and the private sector in order to bring attention to the effects of Drink & Driving, Disregarding Traffic Laws, Car Spinning, Racing, Drifting & Speeding on public roads, Texting & Driving… amongst many traffic violations.
KASI Road Safety promoing the use of helmets on motorcycles.
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