Road deaths down in December 2011
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.