Too many people don’t follow road rules - AA

Cape Town – The number of fatalities on South Africa’s roads since the beginning of the festive season does not bode well for the rest of the holidays.

This is according to the Automobile Association, after the number of fatalities passed the 500 mark this weekend.

AA on Monday called for motorists to drive responsibly.

"While government has a significant role to play in reducing road deaths, there appears to be a total lack of responsibility by some motorists; they are being reckless with their own and other motorists' lives," the AA said.

The association said too many people did not follow the rules and that the number of fatalities at the end of the festive season would not be different to those of previous years.

Almost 1 400 people died during the festive season last year.

"There are, unfortunately, too many people who still don’t follow the rules: they don’t buckle up when driving, exceed speed limits, talk or text on their cellphones behind the wheel or drive after drinking.

"Better law enforcement and a generally improved sense of responsibility among drivers are two areas that must be addressed urgently," the AA said.

The number of pedestrians killed during this period was concerning, the association said. 

They called for improved education to ensure that pedestrians understood the risks.

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