Decrease in road fatalities in North West

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The North West has, this year, seen a decrease in the number of road fatalities as compared to 2017.  Two fatalities have been reported in the province since the beginning of the Easter weekend.

A relatively quiet Easter weekend for motorists travelling in the North West province. Borders are also fairly quiet.

Five accidents have been reported in the province since the beginning of the Easter weekend. With only two fatalities.

Spokesperson for the Provincial Public Safety Department of Public Safety in the province Thabo Sematle has encouraged motorists to observe the rules of the road.

Meanwhile, the Limpopo transport department says the number of road crashes and fatalities in the province is higher compared to last year’s Easter weekend.

In the most recent collision, three people were killed when two vehicles collided head-on in the Tzaneen area last on Saturday night.

“MEC Makhurupetje is quite concerned  about the number of accidents that happened in our province since Thursday up to yesterday.  The number of accidents and facilities on our roads this year  are bit higher as compared to 2017 around this time. We have arrested ten people yesterday.  We are monitoring the situation from this afternoon as the two big churches will be ending their service,” said department spokesperson Matome Tauyatsoala.


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