Festive season fatal crashes reduced by 3% as motorists heed safety calls

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has revealed that crashes during the 2019/2020 festive season reduced by 3% in comparison to 2018.

According to the road safety report, there were 1,390 fatalities recorded in 2019/2020 in comparison to the 2018/19 figure of 1,438.

Pedestrians accounted for 40% of the deaths, passengers 34%, drivers 25% and cyclists 1%.

Joanne Joseph speaks to Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise.

It does seem people are responding to the Arrive Alive campaign.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - Eyewitness News

The minister says the decrease shows the attitude of motorists is changing and the is an increase in compliance with road regulations.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Listen to the full interview below...


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