Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Road Safety a Concern for Officials During Cup

Transportation officials are calling on locals to drive patiently when roads become crowded during the World Cup. South Africa's notoriously dangerous roads will be stressed with an influx of tourists during the Cup, and officials are trying figure out how to ensure safety.

One of the biggest concerns ahead of the event, says Ashref Ismail, national traffic enforcement co-ordinator and head of 2010 operations at the Road Traffic Management Corporation, is how locals and international visitors will get along on the roads.

He said the Road Traffic Management Corporation had consulted traffic authorities in Germany and other World Cup host cities, and was working on a strategy to deal with motorists before and after matches.

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