Easter road death toll spikes to 235 - Times LIVE
   
Latest
Sat May 27 17:33:44 SAST 2017

Easter road death toll spikes to 235

Ernest Mabuza | 2017-04-21 11:01:29.0
A man was killed on the M4 Nkosi Albert Luthuli freeway on Good Friday. All provinces‚ except Free State‚ recorded increases in fatalities during the Easter period.
Image by: RescueCare

The road death roll during the Easter Holiday weekend has increased to 235 deaths‚ compared to 156 deaths during the same period last year‚ officials said on Friday.

However‚ transport minister Joe Maswanganyi said the 2017 figure was lower than the 333 deaths recorded during the Easter holiday period in 2015.

Releasing preliminary 2017 Easter road safety figures in Pretoria on Friday‚ Maswanganyi said all provinces‚ except Free State‚ recorded increases in fatalities during this period compared to the same period last year.

Free State had eight deaths‚ compared to 11 last year.

"Very glaringly‚ most crashes and fatalities happened in residential areas and remote areas and very interestingly from 11pm until 5am‚" he said.

"This new phenomenon requires of us to spread our wings."

- TMG Digital/TimesLIVE

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
X