Road fatalities down over festive season

2018-01-19 06:00


BETWEEN December 1 and 31 last year, a huge decline in road accidents and fatalities was observed­ on the roads by the Department of Transport under Pietermaritzburg region, which includes Harry Gwala and Umsunduzi districts.

In the region, 28 fatalities were recorded with 27 crashes.

Traffic police arrested motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicles were stopped and searched at road blocks.

Siphesihle Nene, the Greater Kokstad Municipality senior superintended in the traffic department said three road accidents were reported in Kokstad.

“On December 23, two vehicles collided in Kokstad town, but with no injuries.

“A Toyota Quantum lost control next to Shayamoya Eco Park and damaged a wire. Luckily no injuries were reported on December 24,” said Nene.

He added that two vehicles collided after one vehicle failed to stop at traffic lights in Kokstad town on December 30, 2017 and two injured people were taken to a Kokstad hospital.

He thanked municipal traffic police who worked hard to ensure a safe festive season on the roads.


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