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Road deaths down in December 2011

2012-01-04 22:04

Johannesburg - The number of people killed on South Africa's roads dropped slightly in December 2011 compared to the same period the previous year, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on its website.

Last month 1232 people died nationally in just over 1000 accidents, spokesperson Ashref Ismail said.

A total of 179,131 vehicles were stopped in roadblocks between December 26 and 31.

In December 2010, 1365 people were killed.

"Reports received from traffic monitors around the country suggest greater compliance from most motorists," he said.

"Traffic authorities will deal harshly with those who are a source of danger to themselves and others."

More figures were due to be released soon.

Comments
  • Dennis - 2012-01-04 22:21

    These numbers are misleading. The tally is calculated on "as of the day" and are not reflective of / or whom die the day after or the next day. Once again this is all about justifying jobs towards people that actually have no idea as to what is going on out there.

  • spookhuis - 2012-01-05 08:33

    And then you get some people on this forum justifying a 22 year old idiot doing 200kph.....sigh.

  • Myra - 2012-01-06 19:37

    Why blame law enforcement for the deaths? It starts with you, the driver... obey the road rules... as easy as that!

  • Wendy - 2012-01-07 13:09

    Road deaths now include those who die as a result of their injuries up to 30 days after the crash. This means that the figures are incomplete at this stage, and those crashes in deep rural areas are also not counted. We must not forget that around a further 600 will suffer permanently disabling injuries affecting them and their families for the rest of there lives. There is NO congratulation due to anybody - it is genocide due to lack of action - no media warning of dire consequences, no improvement of driving skills ensuring people know how to control their vehicles and allow for pedestrians and bikes etc. You cannot pronounce for safety, you must ACT.

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