Minister wants top speed limit cut

2011-09-20 22:52

Johannesburg - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele is to ask Cabinet to reduce the top speed limit from 120km/h to 100km/h.

"There are increasing calls and signs that something drastic needs to be done to arrest the current situation," Ndebele said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Studies conducted in other countries such as Australia where the speed limit is 110 km/h indicate that a reduction in speed limit can save lives."

Earlier in the day, Ndebele visited an accident scene on the N2, between Empangeni and Mtubatuba, where 10 people were killed in a crash involving a minibus taxi.

Ndebele said 126 people had been killed in the past two months in accidents involving public transport.

"This unnecessary loss of lives on a daily basis calls for a serious review of the current status quo. We cannot afford to have the situation continue like this," he said.

Read more on:    sibusiso ndebele  |  transport  |  accidents
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