Fewer Easter road deaths

2009-04-12 00:00

ROAD accidents have decreased significantly in KwaZulu-Natal over the Easter weekend, KZN Transport, Community Safety and Liason spokeswoman Nonkululeko Mbatha said in a statement yesterday. However, traffic volumes are expected to peak particularly today.

According to Mbatha, the highest peak of traffic volumes on the weekend was 2 000 vehicles per hour on the N3 and N2 between Thursday night and the early hours of Friday.

A total of 310 motorists were arrested for drinking and driving to date since the begining this month. “The highest speed recorded was 211 km/h and a 19-year-old driver was fined R20 000”.

On Friday, three SA Roadlink buses were impounded for unroadworthiness. The department of Transport arranged an alternative transport for stranded passengers at the department’s expense.

The department would like to urge all road users to keep to the rules of the road and “Just Do Right”.

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