Major decrease in KZN road fatalities

2007-12-21 00:00

There has been a major decrease in the number of road fatalities in the province this year, compared to the 2006 festive season.

That’s the good news from the Transport Department, which said preliminary reports indicate that the number of fatal crashes has decreased substantially to 67 from last year’s 135, while there have been 79 fatalities, in comparison with the previous year’s 156.

Transport MEC Bheki Cele said this dramatic reduction of fatalities on KwaZulu-Natal roads reflects the effectiveness of campaigns implemented throughout the year.

“Tolerance among all road users is very crucial because of the increase in traffic congestion this festive season,” he said.

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