Mbalula calls for vigilance after 7 killed in KZN taxi accident

2020-01-03 16:38

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged road users to remain vigilant as the festive season draws to an end after seven people were killed in a taxi crash in KwaZulu-Natal.

Long weekend horror crash: Drivers cautioned to be safe after road deaths spike

2018-12-19 13:08

Festive season road deaths have increased sharply following an horrific crash in Touwsrivier over the weekend which claimed 12 lives.

More testing of SA vehicles 'will reduce road deaths' - RMI

2018-10-17 12:49

"Road accidents are not only costing South Africa lives but billions too," according to Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).

How NASA ASRS technology can help curb road deaths

2018-06-20 12:19

The NASA ASRS system used in aviation can be adapted to any transportation system and be used as a way to reduce road deaths.

Technology is better than ever yet thousands are killed in car crashes every year

2018-05-02 07:50

Modern vehicles now boast a number of safety features, including blind spot monitoring, and emergency braking yet thousands are killed in crashes each year.

Easter takes a grim toll on pedestrians in SA: 14 things you should know

2018-04-18 11:05

From thousands of fines issued to the most deadly times to travel on our roads, the 2018 Easter death toll paints a grim picture of SA road safety. Here's all you need to know.

510 deaths over Easter: 'These figures paint an extremely bleak picture' – AA

2018-04-17 16:44

'These figures paint an extremely bleak picture. While there are commitments to bring these numbers down drastically, the opposite is happening,' says the AA, commenting on 2018 Easter road death figures.

Easter road death toll up by 14% from last year

2018-04-17 12:32

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that 510 people died on South African roads over the Easter holidays.

'Attitudes must change to end KZN road carnages'

2018-01-25 09:00

In view of the alarmingly high rate of road accidents, KwaZulu-Natal calls for an immediate and drastic change of attitude to stem the increasing number of road fatalities.

Road deaths, speeding drivers, corruption: SA's festive season road stats are an eye-opener

2018-01-23 06:00

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has released statistics about speeding drivers, corruption at licensing centres and the department's plans to curb road deaths in 2018.


Cosatu hails demerit system: Road deaths a 'massive drain' on economy, workers' pockets

2019-08-20 20:05

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has hit back at critics of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act, saying it is both a "progressive" and "draconian" move to curb the economic and human cost of traffic accidents.

WATCH: Driving under the influence - here's how SA can curb drunk driving

2018-12-05 10:00

Driving under the influence continues to plague SA but is there anything that can be done to change this horrendous road behaviour? Carte Blanche investigates.

'We want justice' - Bangladesh teens block roads for seventh day over road safety

2018-08-04 19:59

Parts of the Bangladeshi capital ground to a halt for the seventh day running Saturday, as thousands of students staged protests calling for improvements to road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.

Buckle them up! Failure to use seatbelts is a major risk in saving children on SA roads

2018-05-31 09:24

Child restraints are very effective and it has been shown that, if properly installed and used, they can reduce road deaths among infants by 70%, among small children, aged 1–4 years reduce by 54%.

SA road deaths 'a national crisis': 134 000+ killed over 10 years - AA

2018-04-24 11:07

14 050 people were killed in road crashes in South Africa in 2017. The AA says the statistics show the situation on the country’s roads "is worsening, despite numerous safety campaigns by government and non-governmental organisations".

Easter road death toll: Here's how to curb reckless motorists in SA

2018-04-18 05:00

'The answer lies in consistently, ethically and visibly enforcing road traffic laws, all year round,' says Justice Project SA following the release of 2018 Easter road death figures.

WATCH: Easter road deaths edge up by 14% from last year

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande released the preliminary report of the 2018 Easter road campaign. Watch.

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Road safety in SA: Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

2018-03-27 08:07

'Make our road systems more efficient,' writes Sudhir Matai as he pens an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa and suggests the formation of a 'Traffic Alleviation Force'. You agree?

Best Dakar moments, new models this week... your motoring wrap

2018-01-23 06:05

From our 2018 Dakar Rally round-up, new vehicle launches and more... here is your motoring wrap.

SA festive season road deaths: 1527 killed, 11% decrease

2018-01-22 11:18

The SA road death toll over the 2017/2018 festive season has seen an 11% decrease to 1527 deaths, reports the Transport Department.

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