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Acclaimed safety activist bows out

2011-12-02 10:36

Moira Winslow, the ailing 80-year-old founder of road safety awareness organisation Drive Alive!, has hung up her high-visibility gear ahead of departing to the UK to be with her family.

Drive Alive! was officially formed in 1989 as a non-profit road-safety organisation after Winslow’s daughter, son and two grandchildren were killed in a car crash in 1985.

The programme, headed by Winslow for 22 years, was chosen as the No.1 project by the Global Road Safety Partnership under the auspices of the World Bank in 2000. Additionally, the Drive Alive! pedestrian visibility campaign educates the public while also using theatre, via the Drive Alive! Drama Group, to deliver key safety messages.

'SA NEEDS MORE MOIRAS'


Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele paid tribute to Winslow as well, saying “during this Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, we need more people of Moira's calibre to join the global movement against road crashes to end the carnage on our roads.”

Winslow will leave for the UK on December 3, 2011.

Comments
  • freek.vn - 2011-12-05 08:24

    I heard on the radio that Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele urged motorists to drive safely over the holiday season and not to exceed the speed limit. What about the honourable minister's (and other ministers and MEC's) blue light brigades that NEVER drive within the speed limit? They are all real A**holes!

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