The Automobile Association says the 2019-2020 festive season road fatality statistics should be treated with caution. One-thousand-617 fatalities occurred from 1390 crashes.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says 1 617 fatalities have been recorded on the country’s roads from 1 December 2019 to 15 January 2020.
South Africans have been urged not to overindulge in alcohol during the festive season as irresponsible drinking patterns could lead to increased road fatalities, domestic abuse, and serious contact crimes.
The MEC of Community Safety Security and Liaison in Mpumalanga Gabisile Shabalala has raised concerns on the number of people who died on Mpumalanga roads over the weekend.