A total of 1184 people were killed in 987 road accidents nationwide from 1 to 30
December, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on
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KwaZulu-Natal had the most recorded accidents, 205, followed by Gauteng with
156 and the Eastern Cape with 136.
The figures, released on Tuesday, were based on road fatalities reported by
The route with the most recorded fatalities, 14, for December was the N12
between Klerksdorp and Wolmaransstad, North West. This was followed by nine
deaths on the N11 between Middelburg and Groblersdal in Limpopo, and seven
deaths on the N1 between Laingsburg and Cape Town in the Western Cape.
RTMC spokeswoman Thato Mosena said many accidents occurred on secondary
routes which motorists travelled on to avoid toll fees and traffic officers.
During December 986 people were arrested nationwide for drinking and driving
and inconsiderate and/or reckless driving. About 15% of these drivers were
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Acting Transport Minister Ben Martins said almost all the accidents were due
to reckless, disrespectful and anti-social conduct by drivers.
accidents, 1100 dead
losing the fight against road deaths
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