The consultations took place at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg. The event was attended by means of officers from all the street visitors regulation enforcement units. The SAPS have been additionally represented.
Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malone, has engaged with officers of Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) as part of a nation-huge sizable consultation on the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code (NRTLEC).
The NRTLEC pursuits to decorate uniformity, concord in terms of strategic areas. This includes behavior and ethical behavior of traffic regulation enforcement government and street traffic safety practitioners.
Addressing the attendees, Nkosi-Malone said it turned into incumbent upon them to interact as local, provincial and national authorities represented via the RTMC to work toward the finalization of the code.
RTMC CEO: Advocate Makhosini Msibin stated the improvement of the code seeks to set norms and standards for law enforcement and ensuring the standardization and harmonization of the fraternity.
“The requirements prescribed inside the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code are a basis via which government can make certain great shipping of offerings because it seeks to offer a strategic path in addressing issues regarding road traffic regulation enforcement management and carrier provision thereof.
“It is envisaged that with the application of the code, the street visitors regulation enforcement authorities will significantly improve protection on public roads, and decorate the nice of lifestyles of all South African residents.
“It is incumbent upon every person to embrace it as we paintings closer to a decade of Road Safety 2020,” stated the MEC.
Nkosi-Malone said a few metro police departments have been more into fund-raising or revenue collections in preference to implementing the regulation.
She emphasized the want to professionalize the road traffic law enforcement devices, and to make certain in a position control practices.
“We want a government which might be competently qualified, prepared and experienced with the vital talents and knowledge to provide steerage and management to the regulation enforcement officials.
“Failure to conform with the code can also precipitate an intervention to remedy such non-compliance via traffic regulation enforcement authorities,” she stated.
Nkosi-Malone warned against officials making fake reviews, either oral or written and the misuse of kingdom automobiles.
“No man or woman other than an officer, or accepted member of staff, a detainee, or persons on accredited respectable enterprise, are accredited to trip in traffic regulation enforcement authority automobiles.
“We have visible in recent times officials using country cars for their personal use. It isn’t always allowed and this should stop,” she said.
Presentations on the NRTLEC highlighted the main objectives of the operating ideas, which includes the subsequent:
To lessen accidents, fatalities and severe injuries.
To create a heightened awareness of street traffic protection issues.
To inculcate excellent road consumer behavior and inspire voluntary compliance.
To growth detection and prosecution of critical road visitors offenses.
To lessen offense quotes on all key protection indices.
To harmonize and coordinate common operations in all levels of the carrier.
To maximise communications and publicity on enforcement problems.