Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Poush 30, 1422 BS, Rabius Sani 1, 1437 Hijri


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Festive season toll
Published :Wednesday, 13 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 23
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 : More than 1,700 South Africans died on the roads over the six-week festive season, a 14 percent jump over last year despite a national safety campaign, official figures revealed on Tuesday.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said there were 1,387 fatal crashes from December 1 to January 11, with 1,755 deaths.
Speeding, reckless overtaking, unroadworthy vehicles, and a failure to buckle up were blamed for the high numbers, which spike over the December holiday period as people head to the coast or to rural areas.     ?AFP







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