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Male chauvinistic attitude accounts for 77% of road fatalities - Dipuo Peters

20 December 2016 5:56 PM

Transport Minister says officers will ensure that drivers, operators and vehicle testing centres are held accountable.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says 82% of road crashes and facilities is caused by human factors that could be avoided.

Peters says the law enforcement officers will ensure that drivers, operators and vehicle testing centres, are held accountable during this festive season.

The minister says male stubborn and chauvinistic attitude accounts for 78.4%% of accidents, while women stand at 21%.

She says 30.7% of deaths are from pedestrians crossing roads in places they are not meant to, and 15.2% of motorists kill pedestrians and disappear.

Peters says her department will now implement the German system where restaurants and hubs don't give drivers car keys if they are not sober.

People should understand that road safety is everybody's responsibility.

Dipuo Peters, Transport Minister

Listen to the audio below to hear more about the Festive Season Road Safety Campaign...


20 December 2016 5:56 PM