Pedestrians make up 40% of 99 festive-season deaths on Gauteng roads

2013-12-24 14:11

Ninety-nine people have died on Gauteng’s roads so far this festive season, the Johannesburg metro police department has said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said almost 40% of those killed were pedestrians.

“At least eight people have died along the Golden Highway in Orange Farm,” he said today, adding that alcohol had contributed to the fatalities.

“People visit taverns late at night and cross the highway on their way back home and then end up being bumped and killed.”

Minnaar called on people to avoid crossing busy roads, especially after consuming alcohol.

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