Limpopo roads were full to bursting by Thursday, 13 April. Photo: TK Mashaba

Easter accidents down


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Limpopo’s roads were once again packed to the gills during the Easter long weekend as the devout made their way to Moria and tourists made for holiday destinations.

This year, however, it appears that the number of accidents is down from last year. The full statistics have not yet been released, but officials are optimistic that a decrease in the number of accidents is on the cards.

Several accidents were reported, but fewer were reported than in 2016. Minister of Transport Joe Maswangane thanked road users for abiding by the laws of the road. He also expressed his disgust at uniformed officers who were caught soliciting bribes in Gauteng and Limpopo.

Bela-Bela Traffic Department manager Isaac Monare thanked the officers who worked tirelessly over the long weekend.

“If we can all have patience on the roads like we did this year, we can have safer roads,” Monare said.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation revealed that the main causes of Easter road deaths were drunken and negligent driving, fatigue, and pedestrian hit and runs.

14 months ago       20 April 2017