Fatal Festive Season

To put into perspective the road safety problem worldwide, recently published casualty figures for South Africa since the beginning of this year’s festive season on December 1, indicate that there has been 710 reported fatalities on the countries roads according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). Here in the UK over the same period there will be around 150 road deaths.

Factors that contributed to the crashes were high speed, dangerous driving, fatigue among long distance minibus drivers, overloading and tyre failure.

Between December 12 and 18, more than 1000 motorists were arrested for transgressions including drunken driving, excessive speed, overloading and reckless or negligent driving.

These figures highlight the need for increased vigilance at all times and also the importance of the Global Decade of Action for Road Safety launched earlier this year.

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