Western Cape govt makes accident footage public

07 December 2011 - 15:45 By Times LIVE
Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle. File photo.
Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle. File photo.
Image: MOEKETSI MOTICOE

The Western Cape government has released CCTV footage of road accidents in a bid to curb the high rate of road deaths.

On the decision to make the videos public, transport MEC Robin Carlisle says: "South Africans have been hiding from the reality on the roads for too long, hiding behind words such as 'accidents', and even the belief that the carnage is somehow God's will."

Warning: Not for sensitive viewers

Crash video one

Crash video two

Carlisle says: "Taking the decision to publish this footage was very difficult. We expect that there will be many who will criticise it.

"This footage brings home to the motorist, passenger and pedestrian the very real dangers that exist on our roads and has a profound effect on those who view it."

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