Festive season road death toll decreases 11% to 1 527

2018-01-22 10:50

Pretoria - The road death toll over the 2017/2018 festive season decreased to 1 527, an 11% drop from the previous year.

Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi released the statistics on Monday morning in Pretoria.  

According to the minister, this had surpassed the 10% target compared to the 1 714 deaths recorded during 2016/2017 festive period. 

The figures were for the period December 1, 2017 to January 9, 2018.

The 2017/18 festive season had a longer period though, ending January 15.

When factoring in the extra week, the figure is 1 676 deaths this festive season, down from 1 875 for the same period last year.

More to follow.

- Wheels24: What do you think of the festive season road death toll? What do you think should be done to curb road deaths in SA? Email us feedback@wheels24.co.za 

Read more on:    joe maswanganyi  |  festive season  |  accidents

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