Western Cape passenger deaths down

2013-12-30 14:47

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The number of passengers killed in road accidents in the Western Cape has decreased by half compared to last year, transport MEC Robin Carlisle said on Monday.

He said 29 people died as passengers in vehicles between 1 December and 29 December this year, compared to 59 last year.

In this period, a total of 124 people lost their lives on the roads, compared to 149 deaths in 2012.

Pedestrian deaths

Carlisle said he was seriously concerned by the recent spike in pedestrian deaths, which was the highest in four years.

So far, 60 pedestrians had died on provincial roads this month. Last year, 55 pedestrians died on the roads in this period. In 2011, 42 pedestrians were killed.

"The festive season is by no means over. We will continue with our on-going enforcement efforts and campaigns to make our roads safer moving into the New Year," he said.

Read more on:    robin carlisle  |  cape town  |  festive season  |  accidents  |  transport

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.