In response to traffic safety challenges, the Eastern Cape Department of Transport visited Qongqota Lower/Higher Primary School in a bid to conduct road safety education between 16 and 18 July 2012.
The school is situated at the center of the Qongqota rural administrative area, and many learners residing around the area walk about 3 to 4 kilometres to school.
Below are some of the road safety challenges identified:
"We deployed road safety officials in the area to assist and teach learners to walk on the right side of the road during the morning and the afternoons," said Mawethu Mxi, who is a Road Safety Manager at Amathole District. He added that reflective bibs and arm bands were provided for learners travelling on that road for visibility purposes.
Among other road safety education elements that took place on that week were: