A commemoration of two decades of the Free State Road Health and Safety Campaign has been successfully held at the Shell Ultra City Pitstop in the north of Bloemfontein today.
Emergency medical services, the South African Police Service and Free State Traffic were on hand to give road users peace of mind for the festive season ahead.
As part of the event a special commemorative stone and plague was unveiled by the Free State Health MEC, Montseng Tsiu, who delivered the keynote addresss for the day, and Herman Steyn of Shell Ultra City Pitstop.
Tsiu said everything is in place for road safety during the festive season. She further touched on the protocols one should follow when using the roads, such as abstaining from drinking and driving, texting and driving and remaining vigilant and cautious on the roads. Tsiu said that with Covid-19, the rules enforced should be obeyed and followed at all times to make road safety a reality.
Life Rosepark and Shell Ultra City’s Health and Safety Campaign has been part of road safety throughout the region for the past 20 years.
Steyn welcomed the guests and assisted with the unveiling of the stone and plague, which carries the following inscription: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
The day ended on a light note when the sponsor of the day, Cell C, gave away a bakkie to a lucky winner.
Road users are warned to be vigilant and obey all rules of the road this festive season and beyond to save more than just their own lives, but those of others too.