The numbers of disasters on the country’s roads has declined by 3.1% this year compared to 2020 said Fikile Mbalula. South Afica’s transport minister.
The festive season in South Africa over the years has been marred by road car accidents resulting from speeding, drunk and driving or not observing safety driving regulations. It is therefore applaudable that people have been more responsible.
The Minister was on the Mabopane Highway in Soshanguve releasing the preliminary festive season fatalities statistics. The Minister went further to state that People who died on the roads this year were: passengers (35%), pedestrians (34%), drivers (26%), motorcyclists (1%) and bicycle riders (1%.
He also made a note that though there’s a decrease in car accidents, there is much change expected of the motorists, as “human factor” still remains the main reason for most of the incidents.