Recipe for disaster on the roads

2015-05-13 06:00

A SPATE of fatal road accidents on KZN roads over the recent long weekend which left 17 dead is a tragic reminder of the urgent need for efficient and strict law enforcement.

The obvious areas to monitor are speed, drunken driving and overloading.

Less obvious, but just as important, is corruption at motor licensing office, which see licences issued to individuals not capable of driving properly. Add to this, the issuing of licences for vehicles that are “death traps”, and we have a recipe for disaster.

Along with the need for strict enforcement is the need to ensure that there is urgent improvement when it comes to KZN road conditions­, which must include adequate road signage.

The DA is deeply saddened that so many people continue to die on our province’s roads. We extend our sympathies to those who have lost loved ones. Something must be done about the almost daily carnage on our roads.

RAFEEK SHAH, MPL

DA KZN spokespersonon: transport

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