Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malone, has engaged with officials of Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) as a part of country-wide sizeable consultations at the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code (NRTLEC).
The NRTLEC aims to enhance uniformity, Concord on the subject of strategic areas. This consists of conduct and ethical behavior of visitors regulation enforcement authorities and road site visitors protection practitioners.
Addressing the attendees, Nkosi-Malone said it changed into incumbent upon them to interact as the neighborhood, provincial and countrywide authorities represented with the aid of the RTMC to paintings towards the finalization of the code.
RTMC CEO: Advocate Makhosini Msibin said the improvement of the code seeks to set norms and standards for law enforcement and making sure the standardization and harmonization of the fraternity.
“The requirements prescribed in the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code are a foundation via which authorities can make sure high-quality delivery of offerings as it seeks to provide the strategic path in addressing issues referring to street visitors law enforcement control and service provision thereof.
“It is envisaged that with the software of the code, the street visitors regulation enforcement authorities will significantly enhance protection on public roads, and enhance the best of the existence of all South African citizens.
“It is incumbent upon every person to embody it as we work in the direction of a decade of Road Safety 2020,” stated the MEC.
Nkosi-Malone said a few metro police departments were more into fund-raising or sales collections rather than implementing the law.
She emphasized the want to professionalize the street site visitors law enforcement units, and to make certain in a position control practices.
“We need authorities which might be accurately certified, prepared and skilled with the important abilities and information to offer steering and management to the law enforcement officials.
“Failure to comply with the code may additionally precipitate an intervention to remedy such non-compliance by using traffic law enforcement authorities,” she said.
General Max Masha from the SAPS said they aid the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code (NRTLEC). He spoke all through the state-extensive full-size consultations at the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code (NRTLEC) consultations held at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre on March 22.
Nkosi-Malone warned in opposition to officials making fake reports, either oral or written, and the misuse of kingdom cars.
“No man or woman other than an officer, or approved member of the team of workers, a detainee, or folks on accepted legit commercial enterprise, are authorized to ride in visitors law enforcement authority cars.
“We have visible in recent times officials using kingdom automobiles for his or her private use. It isn’t allowed and this has to stop,” she said.
Presentations on the NRTLEC highlighted the primary targets of the operating ideas, along with the subsequent:
To reduce accidents, fatalities and severe injuries.
To create a heightened cognizance of avenue visitors safety problems.
To inculcate desirable avenue user behaviour and encourage voluntary compliance.
To increase detection and prosecution of vital road traffic offenses.
To reduce offense rates on all key safety indices.
To harmonize and coordinate common operations in all tiers of service.
To maximise communications and exposure publicity on enforcement problems.