Women in Road Safety, a forum of the Road Safety Foundation, has been established by a group of women who have chosen to actively and positively influence society on road safety and safe driver behaviour.
Women in Road Safety strive for safety on our roads to ensure that the loss and pain experienced as a result of accidents is reduced.
Women are, by nature, caring and nurturing, which led the Road Safety Foundation to establish the Forum. A steering committee of ladies who are, in one way or another, involved in the motoring field are dedicated to raising awareness of road safety issues and educating new and established drivers about safe driving.
Membership of Women in Road Safety is open to all women throughout South Africa. Women are incredibly influential and as mothers, sisters, wives, teachers, aunts and friends they are naturally equipped to use this power to change behaviour in a positive way. “As part of our personal commitment to road safety, the steering committee of Women in Road Safety will, through dedicated campaigns, positively contribute to safe driver behaviour and attempt to entice road users to consider the consequences of their actions. Women in Road Safety is a team of committed, passionate, and determined ladies who will use their caring power to make road safety a priority,” commented Clare Vale, Appointed chairperson and spokesperson of Women in Road Safety.
The savvy women behind Women in Road Safety draw from their own experience and have taken a stand which should benefit the country. This strong-minded organisation will not stop, just as any determined women won’t, to achieve and accomplish the objectives and goals that have been set – to create awareness, to educate and to encourage commitment from all women and road users to safe road usage.
Women in Road Safety is focused on improved driver behaviour and aims to use its influence to encourage all husbands, boyfriends, friends, and children to put their hand up for road safety
Road Safety is an issue that impacts everyone, whether it is a direct emotional impact due to a loss or injury to yourself or someone special to you, or an indirect cost to the economy. More importantly we can all make a difference and reduce the number of accidents on our roads, simply by becoming more aware of our poor driving habits and adopting driving patterns that promote Road Safety.
“This powerful force for positive change is long overdue, and in keeping with the objectives of the Global Decade of Action for Road Safety, we will not rest until we see measurable improvements and better driver behaviour,” commented Vale.
Women from all walks of life, across all racial and cultural divides are invited to join the Women in Road Safety movement – together we CAN make a difference.
For further information visit: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/womeninroadsafety/