The North West Province has kicked off the very first Road Accident Management Systems (RIMS) Sector Briefing, laying the foundation for other provinces that are expected to soon follow suite. The aim of the Sector Briefing is to attract diverse stakeholder participation in the province.

The engagement, which was held recently in Mahikeng provided the opportunity to brief management within stakeholder entities about the legislation, structural formations as well as an overview on the significance of RIMS.

Road Incident Management refers to a process where a set of co-ordinated activities is initiated when an accident occurs on a road. This is done to minimise the direct and secondary effects of the incident as well as to restore normal capacity and safety levels to all affected as soon as possible.