Issued by George Mun on behalf of the Road Accident Fund 22 February 2023
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will take its Mobile Bus Clinic and Driver Wellness Programme to key sites along the Garden Route from Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February in order to reduce accidents caused by driver fatigue and other health related matters.
RAF’s Driver Wellness Programme focuses on long distance truck drivers as well as those who carry a large number of commuters (e.g., taxis, buses etc). The bus will offer free health checks.
Statistics show commercial truck drivers, taxis and buses (commercial and public transport drivers) pose a greater risk and are prone to mass accidents, which is a liability for the RAF. To mitigate this, the RAF facilitated a wellness bus with the necessary equipment to test vitals like high blood pressure, diabetes,
eyesight, etc. The mobile clinic will have a dispensing nurse and an optometrist to prescribe driving glasses on the spot at no cost to the beneficiaries.
This initiative, which has been funded through RAF Corporate Social Responsibility, is in partnership with a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Health Foundation of South Africa (HFSA). HFSA have co-opted
Africa Mobility Solutions for technology and mobility support in partnership with Guud Mobility. The project will create three temporal jobs for the dispensing nurse, optometrist and testing operator.
The bus schedule along the Garden Route is as follows:
Date Location Time
Thursday – 23 February Thembalethu Taxi Rank (George_ 09h00-16h00
Friday – 24 February Mossel Bay Taxi Rank 09h00-16h00
In the unfortunate event of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, a readily responsive RAF Call Centre is reachable at 0860 23 55 23 from Monday to Friday, 07h45 to 16h00. Assistance is available in any of the 11 official languages. The RAF can also be reached through its offices countrywide, details
of which are available on its website on www.raf.co.za.
For additional information and updates, follow the RAF on social media:
@RAF_SA or Facebook @Road Accident Fund
Issued by the Road Accident Fund