Six fatalities in Western and Southern Cape accidents

Six people have been killed in various road incidents in the Western and Southern Cape overnight and Monday morning. On the Van Rhyn’s Pass between Van Rhynsdorp and Nieuwoudtville, a man was killed when a truck rolled down the mountain pass. The truck is yet to be recovered and officials[…]

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2 die on WCape roads

A pedestrian has died after crossing the N2 near the Mew Way exit near Khayelitsha. City traffic spokesperson, Maxine Bezuidenhout, says the deceased is believed to be about 35 years old. The right hand lane of the N2 outbound was closed for some time to give officials an opportunity to[…]

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New road safety strategy for SA?

Minister Dipuo Peters has expressed concern that South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world. She said the country recorded the highest road death rate of 23.5 per 100 000 people in 2014 when the global average was 17.4 fatalities per 100 000 people. “Middle-income countries like[…]

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Increase in accidents on Cape roads worrying

With an increase in fatal accidents on South African roads, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works is seeking new mechanisms to combat negligent driving. On Tuesday, the early morning peak traffic gridlock was worsened by a four-car pile-up on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Mitchells Plain. The accident claimed the[…]

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WC festive season road deaths rise

The Western Cape road death toll over the festive season has risen significantly in comparison to the same period last year. Ahead of the official release of the statistics, MEC for Transport, Donald Grant says a total of 141 deaths have been registered this festive season while only around 125[…]

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Road fatalities exceed 2014 toll

The Western Cape has seen an alarming increase in road fatalities over the festive season thus far, this year’s 133 road related deaths already well over 2014’s toll of 120 for the entire December period. 1600 people have also reportedly been arrested for drunk driving in the province over the[…]

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Road deaths down, safety campaigns working

Road fatalities on Western Cape roads saw a significant decrease over the recent festive season, in comparison with previous years. This has largely been attributed to intervention measures put in place by the provincial Ministry of Transport and Public Works, as well as several stakeholders seeking to address road safety.[…]

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