Traffic authorities lament road carnage on SA roads

Traffic authorities countrywide are urging motorists to be vigilant on the roads to avoid jail-time over the festive season.

702 and Cape Talk's Koketso Sachane spoke to the various traffic authority spokespersons on how they have been managing the busy roads.

Listen to the conversation below:

I'm not too happy with the figures. When I was compiling my report, it reveals that we still have an attitude and it's killing our motorists.

Zinhle Mngomezulu, KZN road traffic inspectorate spokesperson

We are still worried about people dying on the roads, especially vehicle overloading. The taxis are overloading and passengers are dying.

Busaphi Nxumalo, Gauteng traffic chief

What is noticeable is that we had zero fatalities on our roads on the 27th. Yesterday, we had two fatalities so it looks like the message is getting to the motorists.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape traffic chief

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