According to the Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, there were a number of arrests over the same period which suggests that South African drivers are still indulging in dangerous driving behaviours.
More than 6000 drivers were caught speeding, 3208 were driving unlicensed vehicles, 2344 were not wearing seatbelts and more than 1600 were driving vehicles with worn tyres.
MasterDrive SA, Justice Project South Africa and Arrive Alive share their views on the horrendous road death toll below:
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