Fewer road fatalities in 2017 festive period


South Africa saw fewer road fatalities in the 2017 festive period‚ the Department of Transport announced on Monday.

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi said 1‚527 people died on the roads between 1 December 2017 and 15 January 2018. This was significantly lower than the 1‚714 fatalities recorded in the 2016 festive period.


The majority of those killed were pedestrians.

Maswanganyi’s report said the percentage of fatalities among pedestrians increased to 37% from 34% in the previous year. Drivers accounted for 27% of fatalities‚ compared to 23% recorded in the previous year.

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by Naledi Shange -TimesLIVE


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