103 killed in Easter road carnage

2014-04-21 10:37

At least 103 people have been killed in road accidents throughout the country over the Easter long weekend, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has said.

“Up to the end of Saturday night, there were 103 fatalities and 80 crashes,” RTMC CEO Gilberto Martins said today.

“We don’t have the full count. The final report will only be submitted tomorrow and after 2pm, it will be available.”

The Gauteng Department of Community Safety said traffic continued to peak today and the freeways were congested.

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said road accidents in South Africa would continue until motorists’ misbehaviour was addressed.

“Until a number of road safety issues have been addressed, we can expect the carnage on South African roads, specifically around holiday seasons, to continue,” Sanral’s road safety manager Elna Fourie said today.

Fourie said Sanral’s road safety event at the University of Pretoria tomorrow would see a number of South Africans pledging responsible behaviour.

These pledges included not to text, drink, and speed while on the road.

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