Road crashes injuries are the leading cause of death among young people between the
ages of 15 and 29 globally, and more than 1000 young people die every day and thousands
more are seriously injured.
In an effort to deal with the scourge of crashes, the National Department of Transport
together with the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) have come up with a
National Road Safety Strategy in which provinces are expected to make inputs to realise
the 2020 goal of reducing crashes.
As part of road safety strategy formulation process, On 20 and 21 May 2016, Mpumalanga
Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison together with the National Department
of Transport and RTMC hosted a Road Safety Youth Summit which saw eight young people
being elected to lead the province and represent it nationally on issues relating
to road safety.