Arrive Alive

Road Traffic Management Corporation

Background to the Road Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC] in South Africa

The Road to Safety Strategy involves the creation of the RTMC that will be responsible for vehicle registration, traffic information systems, public communication and traffic law enforcement.

The RTMC Act, 1999 (Act 20 of 1999) provided for the establishment of the RTMC. Recognising the importance of the regulation of public transport and road traffic for the development, safety and quality of life of all South Africans, the RTMC was created to:

  • enhance the overall quality of road-traffic management and service provision
  • strengthen cooperation and coordination between the national, provincial and local spheres of government in the management of road traffic
  • maximise the effectiveness of provincial and local government efforts, particularly in road-traffic law enforcement
  • create business opportunities, particularly for the previously disadvantaged sectors, to supplement public-sector capacity
  • guide and sustain the expansion of private-sector investment in road-traffic management.

Also visit the following links for more information on the RTMC

RTMC ACT , 1999 (Act 20 of 1999)

The Road Traffic Management Corporation : A Case Study

A special section has been created on the arrive alive web site for the RTMC. Amongst others, the RTMC is responsible for enhancing awareness of road safety in South Africa and in ensuring that effective traffic enforcement is achieved.

Click here for more information on the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Loading...

Search Road Safety Articles

Latest Pages

Clearing the Road after a Road Crash

Clearing the Road after a Road Crash

Clearing the Road after a Road Crash When the injured have been taken to hospital or have been properly tended to, the drivers - if they have not been injured - can attend to the damaged vehicles. Remember, however, that when someone has been killed or injured in an accident in an urban area it

Read More

Emergency Services Communications

Emergency Services Communications

We have all driven past an accident scene or witnessed the flashing lights of an ambulance heading towards the scene of an accident or other medical emergency. The first hour of response is most important and is commonly known as “The Golden Hour”. Emergency medical services have stressed

Read More

Feet, Footwear and Safe Driving

Feet, Footwear and Safe Driving

Crash avoidance and bringing the vehicle to a sudden stop requires not only effective brakes but also the ability to react swiftly and apply adequate pressure to the brake pedal. Despite this awareness, few drivers pay enough attention to the footwear that would best enable them to control their vehicles

Read More

Hostage Situations and Hijacking

Hostage Situations and Hijacking

Safety Hints: Hostage Situations and Hijacking The following safety hints are aimed at providing a potential hostage or hijacking victim with practical advice and enhance road safety. It is important to note that most hostages, victims of hijacking survive the incident and are eventually released

Read More

Don't Break Your Back Whilst Driving

Don't Break Your Back Whilst Driving

Driver Fitness and Back Pain Back and neck pain is serious occupational diseases which can result in a loss of productivity and even costly workers’ compensation claims. Truck driving, in particular, is an occupation that is prone to causing back and neck pain. However, there are some simple

Read More

Absorption of Alcohol in the Body

Absorption of Alcohol in the Body

The Absorption of Alcohol in the Body The absorption of alcohol in the mouth and oesophagus is minimal because of the rapid passage of the alcohol through these structures; approximately 20% of ingested alcohol is absorbed in the stomach and the rest is absorbed in the small intestine. Depending

Read More

Load More Pages

Partners

View All