More than 1 500 died on SA’s roads during festive season

2014-01-15 08:25

More than 1 500 people were killed on the country’s roads during the festive season, according to the latest figures.

“We have recorded 1 281 fatal crashes that resulted [in] 1 537 fatalities,” Road Traffic Management Corporation spokeswoman Thato Mosena told SABC news yesterday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most deaths – 307. Gauteng had 302 deaths. The figures are from December 1 to January 12.

When Transport Minister Dipuo Peters released the initial road death toll last Tuesday, the number 1 376 for December 1 to January 7.

Gauteng had 268 fatalities and KwaZulu-Natal 284 at that stage.

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