Nine years ago, the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) was founded by Philip Hull and Petro Kruger, two individuals who between them, carried some 26 years of experience in the road safety arena. More recently, Eugene Herbert, also with a wealth of road safety background has joined the team. There were a number of reasons the RSF was formed, but perhaps two of the most important were that of a definitive lack of acceptable and proactive responses to a burgeoning number of road traffic incidents and then the absolute lack of accurate data around crashes, injuries , fatalities and other related statistics.
Certain entities, had chosen a strategy of reactive comment whenever an incident occurred, often resulting in a perception of being highly critical of Government and being the so-called ‘Protectors of the Motoring Public’. Perhaps a shrewd marketing strategy, however we have always felt that to optimize efforts within the road safety arena, both state and private sector should more often than not be on the same page.