Xolani's Daily Comment

You can change the number of fatalities on the roads

In a short while we shall talk about the festive anti-crime campaigns, but also under-way are annual campaigns to reduce carnage on our roads.

Now they happen every year with little or nothing to show for it.

Just last week, I was involved in a panel discussion here in Sandton looking at what can be done.

It was an important contribution to the debate that looked at issues of abuse of alcohol, law enforcement etc. but long after the debate, the cameraman walked up to me and said Xolani I appreciate the debate but the biggest problem that none of you are talking about is : how do you deal with the belief in all our minds that this will not happen to us.

Think about it ... we all know what's likely to happen if you answer your phone while driving, text or read your messages but you do it anyway because essentially you don't think that it could happen to you.

You know what's likely to happen if you drink and drive..but you do it anyway because in the back of your mind you tell yourself it won't happen to you ...

Ultimately you can have all the law enforcers in the world but in the end we the road users need to take responsibility.

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