Taxi drivers endorse low speed limit
South Africa's taxi governing body, the SA National Taxi Council, wants motorists to stop "rushing" on the country's roads.
Santaco yesterday threw its weight behind Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele's call for a speed limit reduction to curb road fatalities.
"People in this country are always rushing from one point to reach another point, and in the process perish on our roads. We need to rally behind our transport minister as the people of this country to save lives on our roads," Santaco president Jabulani Mthembu said at the launch of Transport Month in Richard's Bay.
He said that, while a speed limit reduction was not the only solution to curb the road accident death toll, it was important for South Africans to rally behind Ndebele.
KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu and his Mpumalanga counterpart MEC Vusi Shongwe also supported the call for a lower limit.
Mchunu said KwaZulu-Natal "suffered" more than any other province.
"I do not know of any other province that has lost as many people on its roads as us. Every week we have been losing more than 10 lives in one accident."