Need to diversify South Africa's transport systems amid high road fatalities

South Africa's need to diversify transport systems has been highlighted following 237 road fatalities which occured over the weekend.

702's John Robbie spoke to Transport Systems and Operations Manager at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mathetha Mokonyama, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

Road fatalities are something that seems to be recurring in our transport systems.

Mathetha Mokonyama, Council for Scientific Industrial Reserach

We need to invest in understanding the problems so the solutions we come up with prove to be effective.

Mathetha Mokonyama, Council for Scientific Industrial Research

We detect differences between a novice driver and someone who has been driving for 20 years. We need regulations that differentiate between the users.

Mathetha Mokonyama, Council for Scientific Industrial Research

In Africa, we're standing at 27 deaths per 100 000, South Africa stands at 25. But you find countries which are as low as 10 deaths.

Mathetha Mokonyama, Council for Scientific Industrial Reserach
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